Program: Adult Program
Status: Full-time, Union
Hours: 36.25 hrs/week
Date Posted: April 9, 2021
Closing Date: April 22, 2021
About Surrey Place:
At Surrey Place we help children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families and caregivers, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.
Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment, to family counselling and group support and is provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals. Surrey Place is accredited with Accreditation Canada and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions.
Surrey Place employs nearly 500 employees, with 12 locations in the GTA and we also provide video-conferencing services to communities in northwestern Ontario.
The Adult Program at Surrey Place is seeking a Social Worker to provide services through our fee for service contracts and funded services as required. Reporting to the Manager, CNSC, the Social Worker will provide a range of clinical and indirect services to persons with developmental disabilities and to provide the social work perspective on interdisciplinary teams in a professional and competent manner. The Social Worker will also provide services to children, youth, and their families living in northwestern Ontario.
- Develop and implement specialized individual, group and family therapy services as well as psychoeducational group services and consultations for the support systems of children and youth in northwestern Ontario.
- Provide psychotherapy and/or psychosocial therapy and treatments to adults with developmental disabilities and their families and support systems.
- Provide psychotherapy and/or psychosocial therapy treatments in person and through telehealth to children and youth in northwestern Ontario.
- Conduct assessments of clients, families and systems using bio/psycho/social and culturally sensitive models, assessing the strengths and needs to support clients to live their potential.
- Establish and implement measurable objectives for outcome evaluation with the involvement of clients and connect with community resources as appropriate.
- Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team to prepare and coordinate appropriate treatment plans.
- Travel to Lac Seul First Nation communities in Northern Ontario for approximately one-week every 3 months (when travel is deemed safe and appropriate based on COVID-19 restrictions)
- Master’s of Social Work degree from an accredited university.
- Current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers and/or the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists.
- Three years’ experience in a community-based organization specializing in meeting the various needs of adults with disabilities.
- Demonstrated competence in a variety of psychotherapy techniques including systems therapies, CBT, psychodynamic, interactive therapy, and bereavement counselling.
- Knowledge and skills in providing individual, group and family therapy.
- Significant experience providing family-centered services for both assessment and treatment interventions.
- Experience providing psychotherapy through telehealth is considered an asset.
- Experience providing services in remote Canadian communities and/or working with indigenous clients is considered an asset.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook), other software such as scheduling, client database management, etc.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills are required.
- The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Vulnerable Sector Screening
- Fluency in French is considered an asset
Due to the pandemic, this position is a combination of remote and in-person work for now. Candidates will be expected to deliver in-person services if needed. When Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, candidates will be required to work from a Surrey Place location and travel to northwestern Ontario.
To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values. Please submit your resume and cover letter saved in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith) to Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting file 21038 the subject line of your email by the closing date.
Surrey Place is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.