Regional Municipality of York, Social Worker #22777

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    Social Worker #22777

    Community and Health Services Department

    Housing Services Branch

    Location: Newmarket, Ontario. This is a Union position.

    Scheduled Weekly Hours: 35; Scheduled Shifts: 0830 - 1630

    Full-Time, Salary $43.41 - $47.19 per hour  

    Reporting to the Manager, Community Partnerships and Support Services, is responsible for providing counseling services to residents and their significant others within the Region’s Long-Term Care Centres; providing advocacy, case management, crisis intervention, education, and instrumental and supportive counseling within a multidisciplinary team environment that enables residents to maintain their independence and quality of life. 


    • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work as recognized by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
    • A registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
    • Minimum two (2) years of current experience working in LTC environment.
    • Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
    • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC).
    • Knowledge of community, resources, programs and services, and issues pertaining to older adults, including knowledge of human behaviour and counselling techniques
    • Knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations, gerontology, community resources including health, counseling and financial assistance programs and services, case management and file administration skills.
    • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.
    • Demonstration of Departmental competencies, including flexibility and adaptability, accountability, strategic thinking, innovation and creativity, and collaboration.
    • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications including the Internet.
    • Demonstrated skills in client/family assessment, intervention and assistance, counselling, advocacy, case management and service planning, including assisting them in developing a remedial plan of action.
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills to work within a diverse community and ability to deal empathetically with residents, family members, etc., to contribute to their well-being.
    • Demonstrated organizational ability to handle caseload requirements, compile statistical data and reports for review and evaluation.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain a mature and realistic approach to the social problems of the clientele being served.
    • Ability to work effectively independently or as a part of a team.
    • Ability to work outside of normal business hours on occasion as required. 

    Please apply on-line by clicking here by August 22, 2018, quoting competition #22777. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone. For additional information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit the above-mentioned website.