Social Worker Needed – Concurrent Outpatient Medical Psychosocial Addiction Support Service (COMPASS)
Acute Care Program
Social Worker Needed
The Acute Care Program is seeking a full-time, temporary (6 months) Social Worker 2 to work in Concurrent Outpatient Medical Psychosocial Addiction Support Service (COMPASS). Reporting to the Manager, the incumbent will provide direct clinical care for adults who are experiencing addiction or concurrent disorder through a team-based, interprofessional approach to care. Accountabilities include: offering outpatient psychosocial treatment/psychotherapy predominantly in the form of structured/manualized and unstructured groups along a phased approach to care spanning early engagement to skills-based interventions through to Transition groups, with potential to also contribute to specialty COMPASS groups. Capacity to provide limited individual treatment is also part of the role. The role also involves conducting assessments and referrals for new clients, engagement with family members/community supports, and providing case management services for clients. The incumbent will be able to work with clients from diverse populations, and demonstrate a harm reduction, recovery-oriented and trauma-informed approach to care. The incumbent will also participate in: continuous quality improvement initiatives; the research and educational activities of the program; program development; service provider relationship-building; and capacity-building activities. Candidates must be capable of providing supervision of Masters of Social Work students, collaborating with faculties of social work on special projects related to the development of the social work field, contributing to the development of best practices unique to the social work field and also teaching to other professionals. Other related duties may be assigned as required. Some evening hours are required. You will support and contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 1001 Queen Street West.
The successful candidate will have a Masters of Social Work degree and be registered in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, supported by three (3) years preferred of clinical experience with mental health/addiction setting. You must be eligible for an adjunct faculty appointment with faculties of Social Work that have affiliation agreements with CAMH in order to supervise social work students. Demonstrated experience in facilitating both individual and group treatment, discharge planning, conducting assessments, providing psychosocial support and psycho-education is required. Preference will be given to those who possess knowledge of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and the ability to apply principles of risk management. Candidates with sound knowledge and understanding of social work practice with the addictions/concurrent disorder client population are preferred. Experience working with individuals from diverse ethno-cultural backgrounds is required. You will also possess excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member. Experience working with individuals from diverse ethno-cultural backgrounds is also required. Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset. Social Work incumbents with less than 3 years experience will require further clinical supervision, and must have this formal relationship pre-arranged by the clinical program, as a condition of hire, based on capacity.
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Please Note: This full-time, temporary (6 months) position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.
Salary Range: $36.04 – $48.57 per hour
CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.
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