Social Worker 1.0 FTE position - Thames Valley Family Health Team

Social Worker 1.0 FTE position
(0.6 FTE with Thames Valley Family Health Team & 0.4 FTE with Four Counties Family Health Team)
The Thames Valley Family Health Team (TVFHT) is one of the largest family health teams in Ontario. With more than 100
physicians across 16 sites within London, and Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties, the Thames Valley Family Health Team
is committed to providing comprehensive inter-collaborative primary health care to over 155,000 patients. Over the past five
years, our affiliated physicians have taken on more than 22,000 Ontarians who did not previously have a family doctor.
The Social Worker provides assessment, evidence-based treatment, and ongoing management of biopsychosocial aspects
of health and well-being for identified patients rostered to the physicians). The Social Worker participates in the
development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs to meet the needs of the patient population. Working
in collaboration with an Interprofessional Healthcare Provider (IHP) team, the Social Worker assists with health promotion,
disease prevention, and chronic disease management across a patient’s lifespan. The social worker uses current best
practice guidelines to monitor client goals and outcomes, assists with system navigation, provides education, & promotes
client self-management.
TVFHT is posting this role in collaboration with the Four Counties Family Health Team, located in Newbury, Ontario. The
successful candidate would provide services to TVFHT 3 days a week from its Whitehills site (located in the Sherwood Forest
Mall location), and 2 days a week in Newbury.
Masters or Undergraduate degree in Social Work from a recognized university or an equivalent program
Excellent clinical skills and minimum 3 years’ experience assessing and managing mental health conditions
commonly seen in primary care.
Proficient in assessment, & a variety of counseling techniques for working with individuals and families
Current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Proof of professional liability insurance
Ability to meet site-specific requirements
Experience related to the delivery of efficient primary care, including the ability to share information and teach
Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidenced-based methods and practices of social work in primary care
settings, with an emphasis on chronic disease management, health promotion and risk reduction
Monitors client goals and outcomes through ongoing assessment and documentation of treatment progress
Experience facilitating groups an asset
Knowledge of relevant health care legislation and community mental health resources
Understanding of social determinants of health and their impact on health and well-being
Strong leadership, organization, research, evaluation, time management and interpersonal skills
Experience and commitment to working both independently and collaboratively with other IHP’s
Desire and ability to update knowledge and skills through various means including technology-based opportunities,
courses, workshops and conferences
Experience in the use of EMR, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
Demonstrated ability to be open and non-judgmental
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
SALARY RANGE: $28.33 – $35.3861/hour
To apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] by Friday, December 19 2014. The successful
candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background check. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only
those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.