Social Worker (BSW) – Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) – Casual – 874-1085-2021
The Sault Area Hospital (SAH) is currently recruiting for a Social Worker for the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT). The successful candidate will be an integral member of the multidisciplinary mental health team and will liaise with the diverse mental health programs within the hospital and community. This position requires the individual to work independently in the community.
- Provide direct social work group service and counseling to clients and/or their families as a part of an interdisciplinary team.
- Convey findings of assessment and liaison with the multidisciplinary care team.
- Observe medications and monitoring mental health status of clients
- Serve as a member on interdisciplinary teams of professionals working with client
- Provide consultation to members of hospital staff during client admission to hospital Participate in In-Service programs regarding the social and emotional components of health/illness and their effects on patients and families, as assigned.
- Maintain accurate client records and statistical reports as required.
- Provide ongoing patient/family education and support. Function as a professional role model demonstrating good interpersonal skills and a commitment to self-growth and development.
- Develop and maintaining good working relationships with other hospital and medical staff while remaining a client advocate.
- Participate in peer supervision with other staff, as requested.
- Maintain current knowledge of best practices and benchmarks for the delivery of services, appropriate research, literature, accreditation requirements, policy and legislative requirements and implementing improvements/changes as appropriate.
- Comply with organizational policies, procedures and standards.
- Maintain confidentiality of all information.
- Assuming other duties as may be assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other relevant field.
- Current registration with the Ontario College of Social Worker.
- Certification in Handling Patient Aggression Workshop.
- Valid G Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle
- Minimum 2 years of direct experience in mental health or crisis counselling.
- Experience working with the ACT model and/or working in an ACT program
- Excellence in problem solving techniques, conflict resolution skills, ability to work effectively on an interdisciplinary team and with the public.
- Excellent writing skills including the ability to synthesize information into clear, concise messages both for detailed analytical reports and executive summaries.
- Ability to take a system wide and novel approach to opportunities.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain successful working relationships; ability to meet and deal with people in a pleasant, professional, responsible and reassuring manner, both in person and on the telephone; tact, courtesy and alertness in public contacts
- Ability to work under pressure and use good judgment in assessing difficult situations.
- Ability to work as a team member and deal effectively with management, staff and physicians.
- Demonstrated strong communication skills including the ability to relate well with others and adapt style as needed.
- Demonstrated behaviour consistent with the Hospital’s mission statement and ICCARE values
Note: Because of the changing nature of the work and work to be done, other responsibilities and duties may by assigned and qualifications may be adjusted from time to time. Only those selected for the test/ interview will be contacted.
This position is covered by a collective agreement. Applications from outside the bargaining unit are welcome, but can only be considered if the position is not filled from within the bargaining unit.