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Social Worker-BSW

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 19, 2022.

Social Worker-BSW
Job Number: 99997
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Organization: MCH-Oth Crit Care & Amb
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 30
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 35.0380 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 47.0663
Post Date: Sep 20, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 27, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The 3Z/3C Pediatric Medicine and Intermediate Care Unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), the largest unit at MCH, provides inpatient tertiary, acute, and sub-speciality care to pediatric medical patients. Our newly renovated, state of the art department is a dynamic, fast-paced unit where specialized medical care is provided to children with complex medical care needs. The 3Z/3C Pediatric Medicine department at MCH takes an innovative approach to our orientation programs.

Position Summary

Through in depth psychosocial assessments, the Social Worker will identify child and family strengths, problem-solving abilities, dynamics, interactions, attitudes, feelings and cultural issues in relation to the child’s illness. The Social Worker will develop and implement a plan of intervention, which addresses coping, adaptation, compliance and quality of life. A variety of modalities including counseling, group work, consultation, case management, community outreach and advocacy will be employed. The Social Worker will work collaboratively with the health care team and identify and make referrals to appropriate supports and resources. The Social Worker will integrate research and practice.

Schedule Work Hours Monday to Friday; days


1. Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited School of social work
2. Clinical (3 to 5 years) experience (within the last 6 years) with children and families dealing with an oncology diagnosis, dealing with death and dying, bereavement issues and chronic progressive illness
3. Excellent communication and teamwork skills and ability to collaborate within an interdisciplinary team
4. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced changing environment
5. Knowledge of community resources and referral process and knowledge of research for this specific population
6. Demonstrated expertise in assessment, counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy and teaching
7. Proven ability to organize, prioritize, and problem solve effectively
8. Familiarity with Child and Family Services Act, Consent to Treatment Act, and Mental Health Act and other related legislation specific to role
9. Knowledge of family-centered care and proven role model
10. Qualified as a field instructor for social work students and demonstrated experience supervising students
11. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning

Please note that all Social Worker postings are posted at the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) rate (unless MSW is required). Should the successful applicant possess a Masters of Social Work (MSW) and provide proof they will be adjusted to the MSW rate to correctly reflect the level of education in accordance with the letter of understanding.

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement