WECHC, Social Worker

Position Title:  Social Worker
Company/Program:   Windsor Essex Community Health Centre
Salary Classification:  Full Time Permanent, 35 Hours per week
Date Posted:  September 25, 2018

The Social Worker will provide counselling/therapy and other therapeutic functions, crisis intervention and participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and service for individuals, families and the community.  As a key member of the inter-professional team, the Social Worker will:

• Implement appropriate strategies by working with the inter-professional team using a client centered approach, providing individual, family and group work services to clients 
• Contribute to chart documentation, participate in chart reviews and case conferences and make referrals to other community services as appropriate
• Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of treatment, education, counselling and health promotion programs and services for individual, couples, families and the community served by the Centre
• Assist clients and the community to build support networks
• Perform intake assessment, counselling/therapy and crisis intervention functions for individuals and families while managing caseloads effectively
• Act as a resource person/client advocate to centre staff, clients and community partners by compiling information on community resources and facilitate access to those resources by liaising with community groups
• Collaborate with WECHC staff and other community agencies to identify, recommend and/or develop resources and materials, and participate in delivery of programs and services
• Supervise graduate students in field placement practicum or internships
• Demonstrate a commitment to a safe environment for staff, clients and families by working in compliance with the WECHC related policies, health and safety regulations and completing mandated training and educational sessions as required. 

• Minimum 3-5 years recent experience in counselling/therapy, with preference to those who have worked in a community health setting
• Proficiency in current assessment, and psychosocial counseling techniques for working with individuals, couples, families and the community
• Must have experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
• Adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of Social Work
• Proficient in typing, the use of computers and various software applications is required
• Strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills, combined with good analytical, problem solving, organizational and administrative skills
• Bilingual (English/French) language skills an asset
• Current, valid Class “G” Driver’s License is required and reliable personal transportation to support travel throughout Windsor –Essex County.

• Graduate degree (Masters of Social Work MSW) from a recognized University
• Member in good standing and current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers required
• Completion of a Police Clearance and Vulnerable Sector check prior to commencing employment.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@wechc.org no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, October 5, 2018.  Refer to posting SCSW18BP.

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