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Social Worker, Part Time, Emergency, 18-0415

Internal Job Posting #18-0415


Part Time Social Worker – Emergency Department


Emergency Department




Emergency & Patient Flow






As per pay scale

POSTED:  August 14, 2018                CLOSE DATE:  August 20, 2018

If you are interested in applying to this position, please complete a “Job Posting Application for Hospital Employees” form, quoting vacancy # and return directly to Human Resources on or before 11:59 p.m. on the specified closing date.

Job Summary:
Working collaboratively with the Emergency Department Team, Adult Crisis Workers, GEM , and Care Partners, the Social Worker will provide intensive support to older adults with multiple chronic co-morbidity and complex care needs and their caregivers to transition safely from the Emergency Department to recovery at home.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide direct support, therapeutic interventions, education and counseling to patients, families and caregivers with complex medical needs.

  • Conduct a targeted Social Work assessment to guide interprofessional care that is reflective of the values, culture, and beliefs of the patient, family, and caregiver.

  • Build effective collaborative working relationships with the Interprofessional Team and stakeholders, including Adult Crisis Team, GEM , Spiritual Care, Emergency Department and Inpatient care partners, and community care partners.

  • Foster relationships and support communication across the circle of care during the ED admission.

  • Liaise and consult with care providers to leverage information and inform safe  transitions across programs, services, community, and primary care.

  • Maintain linkage with the patient, caregivers, community partners and Primary Care as required to support transition home.

  • Participate in practice evaluation and research activities to improve care for an aging population and caregivers and inform health quality improvement and efficiency across systems of care.

  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of Southlake Regional Health Centre

  • Participate in knowledge transfer activities including: teaching and supervision of students, Social Work meetings, Social Work consultation groups and maintain all requirements for registration with OCSWSSW.

  • Maintain work load measurement and data collection as required

  • Knowledge of the range of service options available for the designated client population both within the hospital and community setting.


  • Masters of Social Work from an accredited university

  • Current membership with  OCCSWSSW (RSW)

  • Membership with OASW an asset

  • Previous experience working with target population: Frail older adults and caregivers.

  • Experience working with care partners across the hospital and community who are serving frail older adults and caregiver.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills to set priorities in a fast paced environment.

  • Computer skills required; ability to manage electronic recording, workload and meet submission timelines.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the impact of care transitions across the acute, sub-acute and community sector

  • Knowledge of legislation and guidelines relevant to practice, including Healthcare Consent Act,  child welfare, elder welfare, social determinants of health, and social accountability in healthcare.

  • Knowledge of collaborative models of care, including Health Links.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Effective counseling skills.

  • Proven ability to attend work regularly as per the Attendance Support Policy #HA30 and Procedure #HA35

    At Southlake Regional Health Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment.  We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities.  Southlake Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

    It is the responsibility of all Southlake Regional Health Centre employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplace.

    If interested in applying, please submit a resume and coverletter to quoting the position title, and vacancy# in the subject line.


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