Homeshare Social Worker
- Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
- $1,256.74 - $1,595.67 Per Week
- Job Category
- Social Work
Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, provides trauma-informed and highly specialized services for children and youth of Ontario who experience complex and long-standing combinations of mental health difficulties and/or developmental challenges, where these difficulties significantly impact functioning in multiple areas such as home, school and community and appropriate community interventions have not produced the desired response. CPRI provides services that are based on a partnership model with community service providers. Our services include Assessment, Consultation, Treatment, Research and Education in both outpatient and inpatient services.
CPRI is currently looking for an experienced social work professional who will provide clinical social work services and case management to the Homeshare Program, a highly complex program designed to provide long-term alternative family home placements for developmentally challenged children and adults experiencing multiple challenges.
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What can I expect to do in this role?
• provide social work services focused on support, supervision and case management;
• consult and liaise with other disciplines, family and community partners, as required, to establish appropriate programming and follow-up;
• monitor, advocate for, and support placements on an ongoing basis; and
• participate in professional and community education and research activities.
How do I qualify?
• You have a Master's Degree in Social Work from a university of recognized standing or an acceptable equivalent (candidates who possess a Bachelor of Social Work Degree must have acceptable related social work experience)
• You are registered in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers OR you are eligible for registration
• You have a valid Ontario driver's licence
Specialized Knowledge and Experience
• You have knowledge of, and experience with, a broad range of social work methods with a clinical focus
• You have knowledge of therapeutic and counselling techniques to provide clinical social work treatment programs to specialized children with multiple disabilities, their families and Homeshare parents
• You have knowledge of Child Welfare legislation and community resources
• You are knowledgeable in family dynamics, counselling and case management
• You have exceptional counselling, communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain professional relationships with clients, families, Homeshare parents, staff and community agencies
• You have demonstrated tact, patience, flexibility, and resourcefulness in order to build rapport with clients with diverse backgrounds and complex needs
• You have community networking skills to facilitate referrals to community agencies
• You have problem-solving skills to assess client needs, provide appropriate support, and ensure compliance with policies and legislation
Salary Range: $1,256.74 - $1,595.67 Per Week
- 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension), 600 Sanitorium Road, London, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
- In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.
Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.
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- Employees working in congregate living settings may be required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario < https://health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/vaccine/COVID-19_fully_vaccinated_status_ontario.pdf >), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Employer's policy and may be required to attend a vaccine education program, as determined by the Employer. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program. All employees working in congregate living settings must undergo regular rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status.
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 195914, by Thursday, April 6, 2023. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
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