Social Worker

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We currently have a Regular Part-time Social Worker position in the Restorative Transition Unit at our St. John's Rehab campus.

Summary of Duties

The Social Worker will provide social work services to patients in the Inpatient Rehab Unit. The Social Worker will maintain the standards of practice approved by the profession. The social worker works closely with other inter-professional team members regarding the care, progress and discharge of patients.

Social work intervention is a significant part of the rehabilitation program. The social worker works with patients, family members, and rehabilitation team members to identify and address person-centred goals.  The knowledge and skills of the social worker are directed toward helping the patient and family in the adjustment process and to facilitate a successful return to the community at the highest possible level of emotional, social and economic functioning. The successful candidate will complete psychosocial assessments, provide counselling, group work, locate and arrange resources, consult and collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve positive health outcomes.  This position also requires a commitment to teaching, research, administrative and professional responsibilities.


  • Member in good standing of the OCSWSSW
  • Previous experience working in a health care setting (preferably 2 years)
  • Excellent assessment, interviewing and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, mediation and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in inter professional collaborative practice
  • Knowledge of the health care system and community resources
  • Demonstrated Practice knowledge/integration in managing/coordinating “complex care” transitions into the community
  • Superior ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to Inter Professional Education and Collaborative Initiatives
  • Commitment to student education
  • Demonstrated commitment to Person Centered Care approach and principles


At Sunnybrook, it’s about more than delivering quality patient care, pioneering non-invasive medicine, or exceeding all expectations for customer service excellence. It’s about having the opportunity to be more challenged, more engaged, more fulfilled as a professional and as an individual, recognized for your personal contributions to the future of Sunnybrook and of cutting-edge health care.

As one of Canada’s premier academic health sciences centres, we impact the lives of one million patients every year who count on us when it matters most. And, as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we have a vibrant culture where all members of our team are encouraged to continue to learn and grow, to achieve more, to be more innovative and go the extra mile in their day-to-day encounters with patients, families and each other.

Sunnybrook is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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