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Social Worker MSW

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 13, 2022.

Social Worker MSW
Job Number: 99867
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Juravinski Hospital
Organization: Community &Pop Health Services
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 37.7153 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 50.6625
Post Date: Sep 14, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 21, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The Community and Population Health Services portfolio supports the advancement of integrated health and social services in hospital and into the community. The Program is responsible for the development and advancement of innovative partnerships with peer, community, academic partners and provides expert leadership in the area of pre- and post-acute care transitions.
The Community and Population Health Services portfolio is accountable for HHS’ Population Health, Bundled Care and Alternate Level of Care strategies. The portfolio provides system-wide support through the Site Administrative Managers, Transitional Care & Discharge Specialists, ALC Navigators, Centralized Care and Transition Team, Hospital to Home, Hamilton and Niagara North West Sub-Region Health Links, Integrated Comprehensive Care Program, and Inpatient Medical Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Teams. The McMaster Family Health Team (McMaster Family Practice, Stonechurch Family Health Centre and Canadian Blood Services) and Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) are aligned to the portfolio.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Integrated Manager of Transitions, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, the Social Worker will conduct psychosocial assessments and develop treatment plans that include counseling, education and patient and family interventions. The Social Worker will work collaboratively with hospital team members, primary care, home care and other community providers to support patient centered care including seamless and timely transitions between hospital and community. Organizing and leading meetings with the multidisciplinary team to develop holistic care plans for patients with complex health and social needs will be a key responsibility of the Social Worker.

Schedule Work Hours

Days, Evenings, Weekends, Holidays

This position is temporary until October 2023.


1. Current Certificate of Registration as a Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service
2. Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work or Baccalaureate degree in Social Work with
3-5 years experience working in an acute medicine setting
3. Recent 3 to 5 years of demonstrated expertise and competence in assessment of social determinants of health and
development of interventions to assist patients impacted by determinants of health
4. Recent 3 to 5 years demonstrated expertise and competence working with seniors who are frail and/or palliative and
their families
5. Excellent interpersonal skills; including excellent oral and written communication skills, teamwork, consultation and
teaching skills
6. Excellent skills in conflict resolution, organization, time management and problem solving
7. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team and with patients and
8. Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, complex environment
9. Experience in providing crisis and bereavement counseling
10. Knowledge of relevant legislation governing health care delivery, including Health Care Consent Act, Public Hospitals
Act, Substitute Decisions Act, etc. and of capacity issues
11. Demonstrated knowledge of child and family health and community support services
12. Demonstrated skills in the performance of a therapeutic role, including strong assessment, counseling, case
management, crisis intervention and advocacy skills
13. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and to supporting learning of students

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 Services 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