Social Worker/Psychotherapist – School Success Program

Couchiching Family Health Team

Position: Social Worker/Psychotherapist – School Success Program (FTE 1.0 with benefits)

Reports To: Director of Clinical Services Position

Summary: As a key member of The Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT), the Social Worker/Psychotherapist will participate in our School Success Program. The Social Worker/Psychotherapist will provide a variety of services including mental health counselling/therapy, system navigation, education and advocacy to individuals, families and groups as part of an interdisciplinary team. Children accessing the School Success Program are faced with a number of challenges which may include ADHD, ASD, learning disabilities, developmental delay, intellectual disability, emotional dysregulation, behavioural problems, anxiety, and depression. Roles and

Responsibilities: Intake • Review intake packages including information and standardized questionnaires received from schools, other health providers, community service providers, and the family Biopsychosocial Assessments • Review collected intake information with patient and families • Complete biopsychosocial assessments including the use of standardized assessment tools and semi-structure interview • Develop goal-directed intervention plan Treatment/Management • Provide counselling/treatment including instrumental, therapeutic, supportive, psychoeducational and crisis interventions all within the scope of best practices Education/Advocacy • Act as an advocate for patients and their families within the health and education systems • Help families identify and use health resources, including those available in the community and from community agencies • Participate in case presentations/reviews and discussion within the team • Develop/research learning resources for health care providers • Present to education and community groups on anxiety, self-regulation, or depression Administration/Reporting • Receive patient phone calls, provide consultation and arrange for follow-up appointments as necessary • Collect accurate and comprehensive patient-related information and document on clinical management system • Complete documentation required to facilitate care for the patient (reports, referrals, forms, etc) • Keep monthly statistics for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) • Maintain an organized appointment schedule • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act • Monitor referrals from the team and assist with waitlist management • Participate in program planning and evaluation within the team or externally as appropriate

Skills/Knowledge Requirements: • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to adjust language and terminology appropriately to suit the individual patient or patient group (including cultural sensitivity) • Strong clinical skills; demonstrated ability to utilize best practices for mental health treatment • Autonomous and able to function with minimal supervision • Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the inter-professional team environment • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment • Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures • Work in compliance with Health and Safety laws adhering to safe work practices and procedures established by the CFHT • Other duties as required Computer Skills • Familiarity with a PC OS environment • Experience with scheduling and electronic medical record keeping using a clinical management system (Practice Solutions) is an asset Language Skills • English required; second language not required but would be an asset

Education/Specific Job Requirements: • Minimum Education: Masters Degree in Social Work or Psychotherapy •

Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act • Flexibility to work evenings as required • Police Record/Vulnerable Sector Check • It is a condition of employment that you receive the necessary vaccinations to protect against infection of COVID-19, or any similar infectious diseases, which may be recommended by governmental and public health authorities from time to time

Experience: • A minimum of 3 years of experience providing mental health services to adults, children and families • Clinical experience working collaboratively with a community-based agency preferable • Teaching and experience facilitating treatment groups an asset • Knowledge of the education system, specifically special education services is an asset • Familiarity with local mental health and education resources

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume stating the position in the subject line to The Couchiching Family Health Team supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination.

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