Job Posting 89679

Registered Social Worker
Black Creek Community Health Centre
York / Durham area
North York ON
closed 3 days ago (Mon, 28 Nov)
full time

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER (Full time, Bargaining Unit, Permanent Position)

Job Description



Black Creek Community Health Centre (BCCHC) is a community based non-profit organization that provides primary health care and health promotion programs and services to community residents.


Job Summary


The Social Worker, an integral part of a busy, dynamic and growing healthcare services at Black Creek Community Health Centre.  As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the Social Worker will be required to liaise with internal and external stakeholders in the provision of counselling services to clients. Reporting to the Manager, Integrated Client Services, the Social Worker will be responsible for offering individual and group counselling to individuals, couples and families.

Key Responsibilities  

·         Complete comprehensive assessment, considering the multiple layers and interacting mental health issues, needs, and disorders, concurrent substance use issues, and medical conditions

·         Conduct risk assessments and develop safety plans 

·         Utilize commitment strategies to obtain commitment to therapeutic engagement, while assessing client readiness and stage of change

·         Complete treatment plan as a foundation for treatment, with input from collateral sources and multidisciplinary team

·         Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed in order to comply with changes in clients' status

·         Provide interventions, with clinical outcomes to be achieved through application of evidenced-based practices with ongoing monitoring

·         Utilize strength based approach to focus on the client’s potential for developing/sustaining pro-social, self-regulation of mental health symptoms and related behaviours

·         Develop, implement and evaluate group programs in response to clients and community needs

·         Advocate on behalf of clients and community on issues that arise

·         Act as a resource to inter-disciplinary team members and participate in Centre committees and activities

·         Handle other duties as assigned




Master’s degree in Social Work,  Counseling Psychology or equivalent academic preparation from a recognized institution and member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers 

·         Minimum 3 years of recent clinical experience in a community or primary care setting

·         Recent experience supporting individuals who have significant mental health, addiction issues, history of trauma, violence/abuse, behaviours, and chronic health issues

·         Excellent clinical assessment, formulation and treatment planning skills is essential

·         Fluency in a second language would be an asset

·         Training and/or experience in a variety of theoretical models with experience incorporating multicultural, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practices, and an understanding of the social determinants of health

·         Relevant clinical coaching experience is an asset

·         Demonstrated ability in clinical case management, service planning and implementation

·         Demonstrated ability working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team or a team member in collaboration with other community professionals

·         Effective group facilitation skills

·         Proven ability to minimize barriers through service delivery for low income individuals with mental health and substance use issues

·         Excellent interpersonal, decision making and organizational skills required

·         Able work independently as well as work in a team environment

·         Computer competency and experience working with Electronic Medical Records – PSS is an asset


Reports to Manager, Integrated Client Services




‘Black Creek Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans’ status or any other legally protected grounds will be considered.”

Proof of COVID- 19 Vaccination is required to be considered for employment with BCCHC.

Accommodations will be provided for candidates with disabilities, where needed and on request, to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.

Please note that only selected applicants would be contacted.

Deadline for applications: November 28, 2022 by 5:00 PM

Thank you for applying.




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