WECHC, counselling

Position Title:  SOCIAL WORKER

Company/Program:   Windsor Essex Community Health Centre
Classification:  35 hours per week, 12 Month Contract

Date Posted:  January 4, 2019

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 review 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 community partners to build support networks.
• Perform intake assessment, counselling/therapy and crisis intervention functions for individuals and families while managing caseloads effectively.
• Plan, develop, coordinate and evaluate the specific services for adolescents and families.
• 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, as requested.
• 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 working with the youth population, with preference to those who have worked in a community health setting.
• Proficiency in current assessment, and psychological counselling techniques for working with individuals, families and the community.
• Attendance at professional development opportunities (locally and outside of Windsor- Essex County) related to counselling those with substance abuse and their families.
• Must have experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
• Additional supervised clinical training an asset.
• 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.
• Clean driver’s abstract and a current and valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License with reliable transportation to support travel throughout Windsor-Essex County.

• Graduate degree (Masters of Social Work, MSW) from a recognized University in Social Work preferred.
• Member in good standing and current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
• 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, Monday, January 14, 2019.  Refer to posting THSW19BC.

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