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Social Worker

Toronto, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Job Description


Applications are invited for the temporary full-time position of Social Worker at West Park Long-Term Care Centre located in Toronto, Ontario. This 200 bed facility, part of the West Park Healthcare Centre, managed by Extendicare on behalf of the hospital.

Reporting to the Administrator, the Social Worker provides social work services for residents and families within legislative and budgetary parameters.

  • Provides social work services to residents and family along the continuum of care from admission to discharge. Acts in an advocacy role as appropriate.
  • Provides individual counseling and group sessions for residents and families as identified - i.e., orientation adjustment programs, crisis problem solving, conflict resolution / mediation, bereavement counseling, palliative care etc.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Care, facilitates resident admission process from application review, tour of facility to admission and adjustment issues.
  • Acts, as a resource person to staff who have identified needs for counseling, referrals or support.
  • Participates in providing in-service programs for facility staff, residents and families as needed.
  • Liaises with educational institutions and provides supervision to social work students on clinical placement.
  • Participates on committees and teams related to resident care and operation of the facility as required (i.e. management team, customer service, palliative care, ethics etc.). Reports monthly on departmental activities.
  • Liaises and consults with area hospitals, community social service organizations and government programs in relation to resident care issues and departmental activities.

  • Master's (preferred) or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited University;
  • Previous experience in a long-term care setting an asset
  • Previous management experience an asset
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, individual counseling and group sessions.
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety practices, principles and legislation.
  • Computer literate
  • An effective communicator, problem-solver, leader and diplomat.

Forward resume in confidence to the attention of:

Matt Lamb, Executive Director

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