CENTRE FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH Development Service Worker – Case Worker Part Time in Toronto, ON


Branch Toronto ON CA

Development Service Worker – Case Worker
Toronto, ON

Working within a biopsychosocial model of care, the successful candidates will have a competent understanding of behavioural treatment protocols such as…

Development Service Worker – Case Worker
Dual Diagnosis Services Underserved Populations Program

Position Description:
Come join the largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health, with this exciting opportunity in the Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Unit based at CAMH’s Queen Street Site. The Dual Diagnosis service is part of the Underserved Populations Program at CAMH and supports individuals who have a mental health and developmental disability. As part of CAMH’s strategic plan, Vision 2020, the Dual Diagnosis Service has undertaken a renewal process and is embarking on an ambitious transformation agenda to improve services across its continuum of care. As part of the third phase of the redevelopment of the Queen Street site, the Dual Diagnosis Service is part of innovation and planning for new buildings that are projected to be ready for occupancy in 2019/20.

The Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Unit is a dynamic interprofessional environment, where you will be a member of a strong interprofessional team that values teamwork and client centred care. The unit is developing a new model of care that integrates psychiatric care with evidence based behavioural modalities critical to the effective management of this population. The team also supports a consultation/liaison service to other CAMH units. In the Dual Diagnosis Service, clinical research and education are integrated into all aspects of service. You will benefit from being part of a learning environment committed to both student achievement and professional development.

The Underserved Population Program is currently seeking two (2) part-time, permanent Developmental Service Workers (DSW’s) for the Neurodevelopmental Brief Intervention Unit (4-4) at the Queen Street Site (formerly known as the Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Unit). Reporting to the Manager, the successful candidates will provide support to clients requiring short inpatient assessment and intervention.

As part of an interprofessional team deployed 24/7, the Developmental Service Worker will work with clients with autism and/or limited verbal skills, and will work under the direction of the behavioural therapist. The DSW should be familiar with positive behavioural supports and functional assessment and be able to implement behavioural plans – including monitoring and observational data gathering. The DSW will provide coverage for continuous/close observations and interprofessional staff breaks. The DSW will also support activities of daily living, social skills building; develop and deliver individual and group therapeutic programming; provide input, accompany clients to appointments and activities in the community. The DSW be part of the inter-professional team and will participate in groups, clinical team reviews and discharge meetings; participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives, program development and supervision of students at the college level. Workload data entry, clinical documentation and other duties as assigned are parts of the required role. You will support a healthy workforce that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. These positions are located at 1001 Queen Street West.

The successful candidates will hold a Developmental Service Worker diploma from a recognized college. Direct experience working with clients who have a developmental disorder (mental health and developmental disability) is essential. Working within a biopsychosocial model of care, the successful candidates will have a competent understanding of behavioural treatment protocols such as management techniques. Familiarly with the use of psychotropic medications in a hospital environment is preferred. The successful candidates will possess demonstrated skills and experience in the delivery of person-centred planning and the co-ordination of comprehensive and meaningful activities that promote recovery, enhance clients’ quality of life, and promote socially acceptable behaviours to allow clients to be re-integrated into the community. Highly developed therapeutic relationship and advocacy skills are essential, as well as experience in working with complex clients within a team approach. You will also possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) combined with computer literacy. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be an asset. Possession of a valid Driver’s License is an asset.

Please note: These two (2) part-time, permanent positions are part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range: $25.67 to 30.66 per hour

Hours of Work: 12 Hour Shift – Days / Nights / Weekends

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CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-01-25
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