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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Social Worker 2 (x6)



Company Information

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. As a teaching hospital, CAMH provides education, training, internships and residencies for students. People training to work in the health care field, including psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and laboratory technologists, come to CAMH for practical experience. Through our work we are building a movement for social change: raising awareness, challenging prejudice, and advocating for public policies that support mental health.

Job Description

Employment Opportunity

Social Worker 2 (6 positions)
CBT Initiative, Mood and Anxiety Ambulatory Services
Acute Care Program

Position Description: 

The Mood and Anxiety Ambulatory Service is currently seeking six full-time, contract (1 year) Social Workers to provide cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) treatment to clients with mood, anxiety, concurrent disorders and trauma experiences. As a member of an interprofessional team, you will provide client-centered psychiatric care. You will work in partnership with clients, their formal and informal supports and the team to support clients’ successful integration into their communities. You will be expected to facilitate group programming (including CBT modalities), manage referrals and triage processes, and offer individual support to clients currently attending the service.  Your skills include the ability to make behavioral observations, mental status assessments, monitoring of clients’ responses to care interventions and documentation and ongoing communication with other team members and primary care partners. You have a sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, recovery, addiction issues and severe and persistent mental illness. You will liaise with community health care providers, both within and outside CAMH.  Collaborations with community organizations and primary care sites to deliver CBT may also be required.  You must be capable of providing supervision to social work students and contributing to the development of best practices unique to mental health and concurrent disorder treatment. You will be expected to contribute to program development, research and educational activities of the service. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all the applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. These positions will involve providing clinical services in the evening and are located at the Queen Street Site.   


The successful candidate will possess a Masters of Social Work degree combined with a minimum of 3 years of post-graduate work experience in a health care facility. The candidate must have direct clinical experience in a mental health or addiction treatment setting.  Experience utilizing cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behaviour therapy approaches is required; preference will be given to those who have certificates in CBT.  You will be a registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. You must be eligible for an adjunct faculty appointment with the faculties of social work that has affiliation agreements with CAMH. Knowledge of emergency psychiatry and crisis intervention principles and theory are required. Knowledge of CAMH and community services and experience with formulation and coordination of complex cases is essential. You possess demonstrated knowledge and experience of mood, anxiety and concurrent disorders and current treatment protocols. In addition, you possess fundamental knowledge and application of the recovery model. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written communication skills, computer skills, including word processing, electronic communication, and workload measures are essential. Bilingualism (French/English) would be an asset.


Please Note:                    These full-time, contract (1 year) positions are part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range:                  
$33.74 to $45.46 per hour

Please Apply to the link below 

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization. 

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital. 

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities,
women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health
and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

Posting Date: 18-Aug-2017Medical/Healthcare Contract, Full-Time 12 months$33.74 - $45.46/hr 6 ASAP