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Social Worker

Reporting to the Manager of Training and Quality Improvement, the Social Worker provides assessment, consultation and counselling for children and youth, utilizing family, individual and group approaches. The position is responsible to provide consultation to WAYS’ staff and foster parents, including treatment planning and crisis management on a case-by-case basis.

Total Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Health/Dental/RRSP/Employee Assistance Program
  • 3 weeks paid vacation, to start
  • Working for a non-profit organization that supports children and youth and helps them achieve their full individual potential

Position Details:

  • 35 hours per week
  • Some evening and weekend work is required

You are the ideal candidate if:

  • You are someone who enjoys working with a diverse group of people
  • You have solid verbal and written communication skills
  • You have sound knowledge of problem-solving skills to develop creative, evolving plans for children, youth and their families
  • You can demonstrate skills in conflict and behaviour management and resolution
  • You are someone who demonstrates independent decision-making skills

 In the position of Social Worker, you will:

  • Provide counselling services (individual and group) to children, youth and their families
  • Provide case consultation, including assisting direct care staff and foster parents to understand and intervene effectively
  • Participate in the multi-disciplinary approach to develop and implement individual treatment plans
  • Administer, interpret and convey assessment and reports, and integrate findings into the development of treatment plans
  • Support a clinical philosophy that incorporates an Individual and Family Empowerment Model with strengths-based and evidence-based clinical practices, and promote the integration of this model into WAYS’ services
  • Maintain current knowledge of Trauma-Informed, Attachment-Based and Harm-Reduction approaches and therapeutic interventions
  • Inform and assist children, youth and families to access supportive community services

The successful candidate will meet the following:

  • Master of Social Work or equivalent Master’s degree
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or be  a Registered Psychotherapist or other Regulated Health Professional authorized under the Psychotherapy Act of 2007 to engage in the controlled act of Psychotherapy
  • Must possess a valid class G or G2 Driver’s License and have access to a reliable vehicle
  • Current in Red Cross First Aid and CPR, or willingness to obtain this certification
  • At least two years of experience providing clinical services in a Children’s Mental Health setting
  • Ability to provide services in French is an asset

If you excel in working in a fast-paced environment along with other professional, supportive people, please apply with a resume and cover letter no later than March 8, 2020.

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to jobs@ways.on.ca. Please quote the position in the subject line of your email.

WAYS Mental Health Support is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and values diversity in its workplace. WAYS encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate candidates with disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment process, upon request. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process please contact our Human Resources department at HumanResources@ways.on.ca.