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St. Michael’s Hospital Community Caseworker – Addictions Team Full Time in Toronto, ON

St. Michael’s Hospital

Branch Toronto ON CA

Position:
Community Caseworker – Addictions Team
Location:
Toronto, ON

QUALIFICATIONS Two year college diploma in Human Services Counseling, Social Service Worker or university degree preferred with related course content in…

St. Michael’s Addictions Team provides specialized addictions assessment, treatment and connection to community resources for patients experiencing difficulties with alcohol and/or drug use in St. Michael’s Emergency Department and inpatient units. The Case Worker is responsible for providing case management counseling and follow-up treatment programs for clients in St. Michael’s inpatient units, emergency department, and in the community post-discharge.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meets all new clients and acquaints them with the various options/programs available internally/externally
  • Provides support to the clients in identifying personal goals and lifestyle changes
  • Provides counseling for clients and ensures continuity in service while they are awaiting placement in treatment programs
  • Acts as a liaison with the community agencies and hospital to ensure appropriate client referrals
  • Networks with community agencies and hospital and acts as a client advocate
  • Demonstrates excellent ability to develop relationships across the hospital and community agencies
  • Facilitation of Addictions Team groups (Engagement, Community Reinforcement Approach)
  • Meets new Addictions Team clients and acquaints them with the various options/programs available internally/externally
  • Completes Provincial Assessment Tools when required
  • Acts as a liaison with the community agencies and hospital to ensure appropriate client referrals
  • Networks with community agencies and acts as a client advocate
  • Has experience and knowledge of community case management in addictions
  • Liaises with primary care providers to ensure services for clients

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two year college diploma in Human Services Counseling, Social Service Worker or university degree preferred with related course content in addictions or concurrent disorders
  • Minimum 2 years working in the addictions field
  • Experience working as community addictions caseworker preferred
  • Experience working with clients going through withdrawal
  • Experience with Motivational Interviewing, Community Reinforcement Approach, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of Withdrawal Management Services, addictions and social service resources in the community
  • Experience working in a cross-disciplinary team or in a medical environment dealing with addictions
  • Crisis Intervention training
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Competencies in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with clients with concurrent disorders

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-05
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