Social Worker

Social Worker 


Job Schedule/Type: Full-time (40 hours per week); flexible schedule may include some evenings and weekends.



Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto (CHIRS) is a not-for-profit charitable agency, funded by Ontario Health, which provides highly specialized community-based supports for adults living with the effects of acquired brain injury. Known nationally for its innovative support services, CHIRS provides supported residential, outreach, recreational and clinical services. CHIRS is accredited with Exemplary Status through Accreditation Canada. We are currently seeking a talented, compassionate, and dedicated Social Worker to join our Clinical Team to replace our current Social Worker who is retiring.


Position Summary:

The Social Worker will join an experienced clinical team serving people living with acquired brain injury, problematic substance use and serious mental health disorders as well as their families. The incumbent will use their clinical skills in the areas of counselling, group facilitation, crisis management, staff training, and assessment. The incumbent will provide on-site supervision to Social Work students and will lead the agency’s internal Ethics Committee and provide agency representation on the Community Ethics Network. The Social Worker will be part of a clinical team that includes Neuropsychologists and Occupational Therapists and will have opportunities to participate in clinical consultations, training, and program development.



  • Master of Social Work (MSW) and a registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW);
  • Minimum 5 years providing counselling and facilitating clinical/support groups to individuals and their families;
  • Experience working with individuals with neurocognitive/neurobehavioural challenges preferred; supervision and training will be available to the incumbent;
  • Proven ability to work with individuals who face barriers to accessing services as well as their families in a tactful, discrete, and sensitive manner;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community support systems, services, and resources;
  • Advanced assessment, crisis intervention and counselling skills, expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (CBT) an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate counselling/treatment plans and to measure practice outcomes;
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and proven ability to provide social work consultation and training to staff teams;
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and maintain communication with external service providers and department teams;
  • Excellent written (clinical notes, assessment, reports) and verbal communication, time management and organizational skills;
  • Solid computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel;
  • Use of a vehicle, vehicle insurance (minimum of $1 million liability coverage for at least 3 years) and a valid driver's license (G-class) with fewer than 3 infractions in the last 3 years;
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a recent and satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Screening required.

Compensation: Competitive salary, group health/dental benefits and annual paid sick time entitlements after completion of probationary requirements.