Social Worker - Keswick site

Social Worker

Keswick Site (716 The Queensway S, Keswick, ON)

Permanent, Full-time (35 hours per week)

$63,025.80 - $74,148.00 + Health Benefits and HOOPP



The Vaughan Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit, community-governed organization providing primary health care, social services, and illness prevention programs primarily to the residents of the Western and Northern York Region. In particular, we serve those people experiencing barriers to accessing health care services due to culture, language, age, chronic illness, or the like. As part of the health promotion framework of our services, we work in partnership with other community-based health and social service organizations to address individual, family and community needs. The VCHC has expanded its primary health care services. Specifically, the VCHC has implemented a direct referral system to improve access to inter-professional care by allowing non-team-based family physicians to connect vulnerable (medically and socially complex) patients to services available at the VCHC.


As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the Social Worker works within the Centre’s mission and strategic directions to provide psychosocial counselling to individual, family, and group and case management to clients. The Social Worker provides both in-person and virtual counselling to clients, depending on clients’ needs and the Covid-19 pandemic situation. There may be opportunity to work remotely from home some hours during the week



• Maximize the functioning and independence of clients by providing psychosocial counseling services to individuals, families and groups and maintaining proper records.

• Ensure clients receive community supports, health, social and recreational services to which he/she is entitled by acting as a client advocate.

• Provide clinical assessment, intervention, treatment planning and counseling to clients with mental health and addiction issues.

• Deal effectively with addictive patterns of behavior and other mental health, behavioural and emotional concerns such as abuse, violence, grief and loss.

• Act as a resource person to Centre staff, clients and community residents by compiling information on community resources and facilitate access to those resources by liaising with community groups.

• Ensure comprehensive treatment for clients by providing information to other Centre professionals on an ongoing basis and by providing consultation on psychosocial issues to Centre staff.

• Ensure appropriate treatment is delivered by maintaining client records, assessment notes and correspondence within the safeguard of confidentiality.

• Contribute to development of new programs that address community health needs by collaborating with Centre staff and other related agencies to identify, recommend and/or develop resources, materials and/or programs; participate in the delivery and evaluation of the program(s).

• Assist in developing funding proposals and budgets with respect to service delivery.

• Develop protocols and policies as required by the Centre.

• Provide leadership for appropriate community educational programs related to mental health and addictions in consultation with the Health Promotion Team.

• Supervise social work students in field placement practicums.

• Participate in community groups and committees relating to the development and delivery of health care and social services in the community, when appropriate.


• Masters in Social Work from a recognized university and extensive experience in providing individual, group, couple and family psychotherapy.

• Current member in good standing the Ontario College of Social Worker and Social Service Worker (OCSWSSW).

• Demonstrated experience outreaching and providing services to individuals with experiences related to substance use, mental health and trauma.

• Three to five years of experience in a community-based human service organization.

• Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in current assessment and psychosocial counseling techniques.

• Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty, unemployment, stigma, medications and the isolation felt by individuals affected by addictions.

• An understanding of the Ontario Mental Health Act, Mental Health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, the Health Care Consent Act and relevant privacy legislation at both the provincial and federal levels.

• Thorough knowledge and understanding of community resources.

• Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with crises.

• Excellent communication, interpersonal and group facilitation skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

• Ability to speak a second language relevant to the Keswick area.

• Proficiency and experience working in a computerized environment.


Interviews will occur on rolling basis; please apply as soon as you can. Successful candidates must undergo a Vulnerable Sector Screening reference check to the satisfaction of the Vaughan Community Health Centre

Please send your cover letter and resume by June 14, 2021 to:

Social Worker Hiring Committee

c/o Vaughan Community Health Centre

9401 Jane Street, Suite 206

Vaughan, Ontario L6A 4H7


Fax: (905) 832-0093


While applications are preferred via email, you are welcome to apply by fax, mail or in person.

Accommodations during the recruitment, selection, and interview processes will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code if needed. If you need accommodation during the hiring process, please call us at 905 303 8490 ext.2631 to provide your contact information and a member from the hiring Committee will contact you.

Vaughan Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages resumes from people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve. We are committed to excellence and hire based on merit.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted