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Social Worker TFT Physical Rehab

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Join our team as a Social Worker TFT Physical Rehab and be a cornerstone of support for patients undergoing physical rehabilitation. Your role involves providing compassionate care, advocating for patients’ needs, and facilitating access to resources for their holistic well-being. Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to ensure comprehensive care plans and empower patients on their journey to recovery. If you’re passionate about making a difference in people’s lives and thrive in a dynamic healthcare environment, this position is for you. Join us in creating positive change and restoring hope for those in need.

Job Details 
Job Title: Social Worker TFT 3S Physical Rehab
Posted Date: 3/13/2024
Closing Date: None specified
Education Level: University Degree

Job Description

SOCIAL WORKER (Indigenous) (24-R89)
Bargaining Unit: Non-Union Health Care Professional
Status: Full Time TEMPORARY
Department: 3S Physical Rehabilitation
Site: St. Joseph’s Hospital
Shifts: Days
Rate of Pay: $38.00 – $49.29 per hour

Reporting to the Inpatient Clinical Manager with a Matrix report to the Clinical Manager – Indigenous Health, the Social Worker provides services to clients and/or their Substitute Decision Maker (SDM), family members, and other support persons in the client’s life when applicable. From herein, the job description will refer to clients and/or others for this purpose. The Social Worker is responsible for providing comprehensive assessment and intervention that addresses the psychosocial needs of the clients and/or others. The Social Worker is an integral part of the inter-professional team, providing a social work perspective and acting as a liaison and/or consultant to internal and external programs within the scope of practice. Identifies opportunities for and participates in quality improvement activity within the care setting.

The goals of Social Work practice are to restore, maintain and enhance the quality of life by mobilizing strengths, supporting coping capacities, assessing and supporting people to modify patterns of relating and acting, linking people to necessary resources, addressing environmental stressors individually/ collectively and providing psychosocial education related to wellness and subjective well-being.

The Social Worker (Indigenous) works within the Indigenous Health Team to carry out the delivery of culturally competent and safe client-centered care, and will practice from an Indigenous worldview that recognizes the values, beliefs and customs while working from a wholistic lens. It is the role of the Social Worker (Indigenous) to ensure clients are receiving care that is grounded in an Indigenous trauma informed framework.

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers acknowledges the priority of Truth and Reconciliation and issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. SJCG also commits through SJCG’s Walking with Humility plan to improve relationships and practices with Indigenous people. The Social Worker (Indigenous) will work towards improving issues of systemic and institutional racism specific to Indigenous clients and families.

– Baccalaureate degree in Social Work (BSW or HBSW) (preferably focused on Indigenous Field of Study)
– Current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
– Thorough knowledge of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice as set out by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
– Knowledge of social work values and ethics, theory and established practices of clinical social work
– Understanding of the social determinants of health of indigenous people and the social consequences and risk factors associated with client conditions (ie. complex/chronic conditions, addictions, and mental health)
– Training and experience related to client care for people from Indigenous, geriatric, addictions and mental health populations
– Knowledge of family systems and family dynamic skills in working with families
– Knowledge of community systems and resources for the purposes of networking between the facility/program and other services
– Indigenous educational background directly related to social work preferred
– Indigenous language fluency and/or Indigenous cultural education an asset
– Specialized clinical experience and/or training may be required or preferred for some positions

– Ability to manage a clinical practice in a health care setting
– Ability to complete analysis, using clinical knowledge, skill and judgement to synthesize assessment information
– Assessment and treatment of psychosocial issues
– Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
– Ability to work independently, interdependently, and participate as a contributing member of a variety of teams within the workplace, community and ministries/agencies
– Strong time management, analytical/critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills
– Ability to use independent judgment and maintain confidentiality of records, actions, and information
– Knowledge of Indigenous ceremonies and traditional healing practices
– Knowledge of Indigenous history, culture and worldview
– Knowledge of Indigenous historic and intergenerational trauma experience/impacts of Indigenous clients while utilizing a trauma informed practice through a cultural lens


  • This position shall be conditional upon a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) where indicated, to ensure the absence of relevant criminal convictions.

Offers of employment made to external candidates are conditional upon providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per the SJCG Immunization Policy IMS-04-005or proof of valid medical exemption, prior to the offered effective date. If proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption is not provided, the offer of employment is rescinded.

May be required to travel to various work locations and provide own reliable transportation

St. Joseph’s Care Group is committed to providing high quality client-centred care by building a respectful and inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. Individuals who speak a second language including French, Finnish, Italian, Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, etc. are encouraged to apply.

Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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