Mental Health Outpatient Team



POSITION(S): Social Worker (MSW)


STATUS: Permanent Full Time  

DEPARTMENT:   Mental Health Outpatient Team - FARC



SALARY – $43.37 TO $56.22 per hour


Reporting to Manager, Community Mental Health Services, the Mental Health Outpatient Team is responsible for the provision of a full range of client-centred clinical services.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, completing bio-psycho-social assessments, clinical risk assessments, providing consultation, collaboration, coordination, education, advocacy, and liaising with community partners including primary care.  Working as a member of the multidisciplinary mental health outpatient treatment team, the Social Worker is responsible for the provision of social work services to individuals with a mental illness /substance use disorder. The Social Worker works in accordance with BGH policies and the regulations of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).


There is also an expectation that the Social Worker will participate in in-service and hospital wide activities and programs that model and promote a safe and healthy client-centred environment as well as contributing to quality improvement and risk management initiatives. 





Master’s Degree in social work from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness/substance use disorder in an Acute Mental Health setting, Community Mental Health setting or Mental Health Crisis Team. 

Demonstrated experience completing risk assessments, suicide prevention, principles of crisis theory and intervention

Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development as evidenced by participation in programs, courses, seminars that enhance skills and knowledge.

Ability to develop solid partnerships with primary care, health and social service agencies, police, EMS, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and other agencies. 

Valid BCLS and CPR certification. 

Completion of Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) is required.

Knowledge of Crisis Management is preferred. 

Non-violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training is required. 

Current drivers abstract, a Valid Class G Ontario driver’s license and current vehicle insurance in good standing is required to participate in community programming, mobile crisis response team, home visits and/or traveling to satellite offices.  




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Proven ability to conduct bio-psycho-social assessments; risk assessments, suicide prevention, advocacy and referrals required 

Demonstrated crisis intervention skills for both telephone and person-to-person

Demonstrated knowledge and skill in providing treatment methods such as individual, group and family therapy, to persons with an acute and/or severe mental illness and substance use disorders 

Knowledge of inpatient and community based resources for youth, and adults with mental health 

Experience providing a range of evidence based therapy modalities, including Cognitive behavioural therapy, Narrative Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, MBT, Trauma Informed Therapy, Motivational interviewing and crisis intervention/management. 

Knowledge of relevant legislation including, but not limited to, The Mental Health Act, The Regulated Health Professionals Act, The Substitute Decisions Act, The Health Care Consent Act, and the Personal Health Information Protection Act.

Knowledge of psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment methods.

Strong clinical assessment skills in mental health

Demonstrated knowledge and skill in providing treatment to persons with an acute and/or severe mental illness. 

In-depth knowledge and understanding of community resources, programs and agencies available for clients with mental health/substance use disorders and their families/significant others.

Demonstrated ability to work independently, cooperatively and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team environment including participation in treatment consultations. 

Experience working in a computerized environment, sound knowledge and understanding of computer-based operations 

Participates in research and continuous quality improvement 

Demonstrated sensitivity and awareness of the stigma frequently experienced by persons carrying a psychiatric diagnosis

Demonstrated commitment to fostering culturally diverse environment and 2SLGBTQ sensitive care environment  

Excellent oral and written communication skills 

Excellent interpersonal, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

Proven flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment, 

Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills as relates to client care 

Excellent attendance and availability required.


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