Social Worker - Ambulatory Mental Health - Casual 2023-232051

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Date Posted: 6/12/2023

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Reference No.: 2023-232051

Position Type: Casual

Department: Mental Health

FTE Status: 0.00

Hours of Work: Other

Campus Site: Other

Shifts Weekday Required: Other

Shifts Weekend Required: Other

Statutory Holiday(s) Required: No

We currently have a Casual opportunity for a Social Worker in the Ambulatory Mental Health Department at our Bayview Campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days; 8 hrs; As per schedule

Summary of Duties:

To provide a full range of social work services to adults, adolescents and their families in the Ambulatory Outpatient Mental Health Division, including those who present in emerge. Services include comprehensive assessments of individuals in crisis, family functioning, time limited and goal oriented family counselling (psycho-education regarding mental illness, assistance with parenting and limit setting, mediation assistance with resolving conflict); and facilitaes referrals to community resources. The position requires ongoing consultation and collaboration with colleagues to coordinate optimal services for clients within an inter -disciplinary approach; co-facilitate psycho-educational groups; crisis assessments/triage for patients referred through Emergency Department; assessment and programming for clients from the emergency, inpatient and youth streams


  • Masters Degree in Social Work required
  • Member in good standing of the OCSWSSW
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience working as a MSW in an Ambulatory/ Outpatient Mental Health setting
  • 3-4 years’ expereice in Mental Health Crisis
  • Commitment to Patient-focused care
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Strong teambuilding skills
  • Knowledge of the principle tenants of CBT and DBT for anxiety and mood disorders
  • Extensive experience with Family Therapy using attachment and developmental stages theories, apply
  • Brief solution Focused Therapy
  • Crisis intervention techniques and risk assessment techniques
  • Understanding of concurrent and addiction disorders
  • Understanding of anxiety and mood disorders and current treatment interventions
  • Knowledge of learning disabilities and the relationship with mental health
  • CPI Crisis Intervention
  • Excellent assessment, interviewing and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of the health care system and community resources
  • Superior ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to student education
  • Demonstrated Interprofessional Collaboration knowledge and competencies

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 232051 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an equal opportunity employer.