Social Worker, Concurrent Disorders Services

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient and consultation services for people with complex mental illness. Our patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built compassion, inspiration and hope. We engage in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system and are proud to work with partners across the continuum of care. If you thrive on innovation and positive change, and share our vision of Recovering Best Health, Nurturing Hope and Inspiring Discovery, Ontario Shores is the place for you.

The Concurrent Disorders Service is seeking a temporary full-time Social Worker to provide mental health and addiction services to individuals with complex Concurrent Disorders. In collaboration with inpatient and outpatient programs, you will provide clinical assessment, individual and group treatment, and education for clients and their support systems. The successful candidate takes initiative and finds creative approaches to challenging situations. They will also have sophisticated collaboration skills in order to effectively work within numerous interdisciplinary teams.  As we establish ourselves as a specialized, evidence-based service, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in service redesign and implementation. 


Qualifications Required and Preferred 

•    Masters of Social Work (MSW) – required 
•    In good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) – required 
•    Knowledge of Concurrent Disorders – required 
•    Experience with Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery – required 
•    Knowledge of Mental Health, and relevant policies and legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and PHIPA – required 
•    3 to 5 years experience providing psychiatric services in a mental health setting  
•    Experience supporting individuals with complex mental illness 
•    Experience navigating community reintegration of longer-stay psychiatric inpatients
•    Knowledge of the unique experiences of marginalized communities and the impact on health outcomes
•    The ability to work effectively with clients of diverse backgrounds and identities
•    Experience providing individual and group therapy 
•    Experience with crisis intervention and de-escalation 
•    Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills
•    Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team
•    Demonstrated application of the OCSWSSW Code of Ethics 
•    Proficiency in a second language is considered an asset
•    Ability to perform the physical demands of the position
•    Ability to work variable hours may be required due to patient demand