Social Worker

What We Will Ask of You: Reporting to the Program Manager of Behaviour Consultant Services, the Social Worker works as part of the team to ensure the organization’s vision, mission, core values as well as strategic directions are achieved. The Social Worker develops a supportive and professional rapport with people supported with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) ensuring that the treatment is matched with the person’s understanding a ability to participate successfully. The Social Worker builds capacity through psychoeducation, identifies treatment targets and plans, researches evidence based treatment models, monitors, and evaluates treatment plans to produce desired changes in the person’s status and improve their quality of life. The Social Worker provides supportive counselling in the areas of emotional regulation, grief, anxiety, trauma, and builds capacity regarding healthy relationships and sexuality. 

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide developmental assessment and a range of treatments and interventions for clients and their families with Autism, FASD, developmental disabilities, mental illness, or suspected mental illness.
  • Collaborate with Canopy teams to provide mediation, advocacy, education, and training to client, family members and community agencies.

  • Work in cooperation with management and other staff members in the provision of efficient and coordinated services.

  • Complete a comprehensive formulation and treatment plan as a foundation for treatment, with input from collateral sources: mental health, hospital, developmental family history and Children’s Aid Society (CAS).

  • Provide interventions, with clinical outcomes to be achieved through application of evidence based practices with ongoing monitoring of engagement and success.

  • Research evidence-based treatment models, monitor, and evaluate treatment plans to increase appropriate and desired behaviours and to reduce or eliminate behaviours that impede clients from attaining improved quality of life.

  • Maintain knowledge of new treatments and supports through workshops, conferences and related literature. Share ongoing applicable findings with team members.


  • Successful completion of Master’s Social Work degree Undergraduate Degree in related area.

  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers in good standing.

  • 1-3 years of experience providing related experience, including the provision of client intakes or assessments, brief or short-term counselling to individuals with intellectual disabilities/ASD/FASD, suicide risk assessment & treatment, psycho-educational group development & facilitation and crisis counselling.

  • 1-3 years of experience in evidence-based psychotherapies (e.g. cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, trauma, solution focused therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy, etc).

  • 1-3 years of experience in mental health and/or addictions (community-based setting preferred).

  • First Aid CPR Level C.

  • Annual completion of a Criminal Background Check, including Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS).

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or Safe Management training.

  • Valid G-Class driver’s license for the Province of Ontario, access to reliable transportation and have valid proof of automobile insurance with driving for business purposes and a minimum liability of two million dollars.


What We Can Offer You:

  • Being a part of an engaged and caring work place

  • Contributing to our Strategic Directions and FOCUS Accreditation standards

  • Strong work/life balance with a work week of 35 hours

  • Company pension and benefits package

  • An agency culture founded on our core values of Caring Community, Safety, Transparency, Accountability, Continuous Learning and Collaboration

Who We Are:

At Canopy Support Services, we empower individuals to overcome barriers and live their best lives. Within a welcoming, safe, accessible environment, those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) have access to individualized supports, resources, and specialized clinical services.

Taking an individualized approach, we recognize that everyone’s abilities and circumstances are unique, and that they require different supports or solutions to achieve their best quality of life. Our skilled staff work together as a team. Through creativity, strong communication, and collaboration, they empower and inspire confidence in those we serve. We are a capacity building organization. Through planning, evidence-based approaches and proactive measures, we form a stable foundation in the lives of those we support. With knowledge and expertise, we play a part in strengthening our community and its people.

Our primary service area extends across five regions – Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Durham, and Haliburton – and is expanding virtually and physically to reach new areas. With a growing team of over 100 dedicated staff, we work with individuals of all ages to support them in different stages of their lives.

At Canopy Support Services, people are listened to, supported, and empowered. We find individualized solutions that build on strengths, and are inspired by best practice and rooted in community. Together, we build capacity, forming a stable foundation in the lives of those we support.


How You Can Join Our Team:

If you’re interested in working with us to better your community, then please click Apply Now to complete your application! We will review applications as they are received until we find our successful candidate.

We thank you for your interest and those selected to participate in the selection process will be contacted. Accommodation in accordance with applicable legislation will be provided for all employment related activities, Canopy Support Services is an equal opportunity employer!