Social Worker / Family Worker

Job Location: Brantford
Program: Brief Counselling – Mental Health Programs
Job Type:  Full-Time (Includes 3 evenings & Saturdays)
Number of Positions: 1
Start Date: ASAP
Posting Date:  May 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Reports To: Program Manager

Specific Duties and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  1. Providing strength-based collaborative mental health services to children, adolescents and families in the context of a multi-disciplinary team as determined by the needs of the client, the policies and practices of Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services and the skills of the Social Worker. Services include assessment, individual/family counselling (brief and long-term), urgent intervention, family and group counselling in Brantford, and Brant County (ages 0 – 18) in home, school or community.
  2. Acting as liaison with community services and agencies as determined by the treatment plan and program requirements as a representative of the Centre when delegated.
  3. Maintaining all records and reports as required by agency policies and procedures.
  4. Participating in all appropriate case conferences, staff meetings, team meetings, etc.
  5. Being accessible and accountable to the team members and to participate in regular supervision processes.
  1. Must have BSW or MSW and registration in OCSWSSW or Masters in a related field and membership in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or equivalent pertinent work experience
  2. Minimum 3 years’ experience in children’s mental health, knowledge and experience with assessment and treatment planning, therapeutic approaches, solution focused/brief therapy, case management, crisis intervention, group and family therapy
  3. Experience working with families
  4. A demonstrated ability to work from a strength-based, collaborative perspective with clients and families with complex needs, including anxiety, depression and self- harm
  5. Sound knowledge and/or experience in the mental health field and an ability to manage the emotional and behavioural needs of clients
  6. Demonstrated confidence, self- direction and sound judgement
  7. Strong ability to communicate concise, accurate information in verbal and written reporting
  8. Participation in family sessions, group work, including evening and weekend hours
  9. Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of job (written/verbal/implied)
  10. NVCI and ASIST certification an asset
  11. Current Police Check, including vulnerable screening
  12. Knowledge of DBT and CBT is required
  13. Valid First Aid and CPR (an asset)
  14. Strong organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
  15. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team
  16. Ability to work flexible hours
  17. Computer skills
  18. Second language an asset
  19. Valid driver’s license and daily use of a reliable vehicle with the ability to transport clients
How To Apply

Qualified candidates are asked to send their resume to Lindsay Craig at (including the job title in the subject line), or by fax to 519-752-9102.

We thank all candidates but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Woodview welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. Woodview is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.