Social Worker (RPT 0.5)
in Thunder Bay, ON

Thunder Bay, ON
Part-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: oNTCmfwo
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Position at VON Canada (Ontario)
Requisition Details:
Employment Status: Permanent, Part Time (0.5 FTE)
Program Name: Community Social Work
Work Schedule: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Biweekly Hours: 37.5
On Call: No
Location(s): Must be willing to travel into West District Thunder Bay, and Kenora District
Job Summary:
A Social Worker is responsible for Client's assessments, provides short term counselling, education and advocacy in partnership with the VON clinical staff.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provides individual and group counseling, health education, case management, community rehabilitation and development for clients.
  • Conducts comprehensive client assessments (includes discipline specific assessments and multidisciplinary assessment instruments, patient self-assessments, family assessments).
  • In collaboration with the client and other stakeholders, develops individualized client treatment/recovery plans.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of community resources and services and facilitates referrals as appropriate.
  • Assumes responsibility for the plan of care and support of assigned clients within the context of primary worker and the larger team.
  • Advocates for clients and promotes self-advocacy and client self-determination as appropriate.
  • Maintains client, team and organizational confidentiality.
  • Participates in staff, team and committee meetings or task groups for program planning, development and evaluation.

External and Internal Relationships:
  • Works in collaboration with clinical staff.
  • Communicates and partners with community agencies such as the funder, police, hospital, government, and shelters.

Education, Designations and Experience:
  • Bachelors of Social Work is required.
  • Registration with the Provincial College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is mandatory.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience with palliative care and mental health.
  • Current CPR Certification will be an asset.
  • Experience working in a clinical environment an asset.
  • Experience with a range of therapeutic/intervention models.
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources, health care and social service systems.

Skill Requirements:
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Exemplary clinical problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance.
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required.
  • A vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required.
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced Environment; Attention to Detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Fine hand movements
VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at for further information and contact details.

In accordance with the Employer's policy, Mandatory Vaccination: COVID-19, it is required that all VON Canada Nova Scotia Branch, VON Canada Ontario Branch and VON Canada (National) employees, contractors, volunteers and students be fully vaccinated (subject only to legitimate established exemptions of a medical nature or where there is a valid human rights exception).
To facilitate this policy, all VON Canada employees, students, contractors and volunteers will be required to provide written attestation confirming that they are fully vaccinated and reasonable proof of vaccination status, inclusive of any government-issued documentation.

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About VON Canada

The power to change lives!

VON Canada has been leading care at home for over 125 years. Today, we are a highly-trusted non-profit organization that works with our clients, employees, volunteers and partners to provide innovative clinical, personal and social support to people who want the comfort and peace of mind of living in their own homes and communities.

Our 6,300 employees and 6,500 volunteers deliver a wide range of vital health and wellness services, helping people remain healthy and at home for as long as possible.

With the help of our funders, donors, volunteers and committed staff, we offer dozens of programs and services across Ontario and Nova Scotia that provide real hands-on help to seniors, children, youth and adults who need extra support. We help Canadians stay healthy, live well and remain active. And, together with our clients and their families, we contribute to the health and improved quality of life of Canadians in their homes and communities, where they want to be.

We employ thousands of team members in the positions of:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed/Registered Practical Nurses
  • Support Workers (PSWs, CCAs, Home Helpers)
  • Client Service Associates/Administrative Assistants
  • Nurse Managers
  • Community Support Program Coordinators
  • Corporate Services (HR, IT, Finance, etc.)
  • And much more!

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive salaries and paid vacation time
  • Tiered Benefits (health, dental, LTD) & an Employee Assistance Program for eligible employees
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan with company contribution for eligible employees
  • Travel compensation
  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • SMART phone provided to keep you connected during work time
  • The opportunity to make a difference in your community

Being a part of VON can open up a lifetime of opportunities through professional development, training and job growth. Come for the job, stay for the learning, the growth, and the chance to make a real difference in the lives of everyone you work with.

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