Social Worker 1.0 FTE position (Westmount Family Physicians (combined 0.6 FTE regular + 0.4 FTE contract) The Thames Valley Family Health Team is one of the largest family health teams in Ontario. With more than 100 physicians across 16 sites within London, and Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties, the Thames Valley Family Health Team is committed to providing comprehensive inter-collaborative primary health care to over 155,000 patients. Over the past five years, our affiliated physicians have taken on more than 22,000 Ontarians who did not previously have a family doctor. Family Health Team staff includes nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, dietitians and other health care professionals who will work with physicians as an interdisciplinary team, each using their experience and skills to provide patient centred care. For more information about our organization, please visit www.thamesvalleyfht.ca. The Social Worker provides assessment, evidence-based treatment, and ongoing management of biopsychosocial aspects of health and well-being for identified patients rostered to the physicians of the Thames Valley Family Health Team (TVFHT). The Social Worker participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs to meet the needs of the TVFHT patient population. Working in collaboration with an Interprofessional Healthcare Provider (IHP) team, the Social Worker assists with health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management across a patient’s lifespan. The social worker uses current best practice guidelines to monitor client goals and outcomes, assists with system navigation, provides education, & promotes client self-management. Requirements: Masters or Undergraduate degree in Social Work from a recognized university or an equivalent program Excellent clinical skills and minimum 3 years’ experience assessing and managing mental health conditions commonly seen in primary care. Proficient in assessment, & a variety of counseling techniques for working with individuals and families Current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers Proof of professional liability insurance Ability to meet site-specific requirements Skills/Abilities: Experience related to the delivery of efficient primary care, including the ability to share information and teach Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidenced-based methods and practices of social work in primary care settings, with an emphasis on chronic disease management, health promotion and risk reduction Monitors client goals and outcomes through ongoing assessment and documentation of treatment progress Experience facilitating groups an asset Knowledge of relevant health care legislation and community mental health resources Understanding of social determinants of health and their impact on health and well-being Strong leadership, organization, research, evaluation, time management and interpersonal skills Experience and commitment to working both independently and collaboratively with other IHP’s Desire and ability to update knowledge and skills through various means including technology-based opportunities, courses, workshops and conferences Experience in the use of EMR, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook Demonstrated ability to be open and non-judgmental Excellent verbal and written communication skills SALARY RANGE: $28.33 – $35.3861/hour To apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] by Friday, November 7, 2014. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background check. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.
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