Social Worker Job in Toronto for University Health Network |

Social Worker

January 13 2021
Industries Education, Training , Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, Health, Medical, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology
Toronto, ON

Job Posting #869724

Position: Social Worker - In-patient/Emergency Department
Site: Toronto General Hospital
Department: Allied Health, Social Work
Reports to: Manager
Scale/Grade: D008
Hours: various hours and shifts, mainly weekends. Full-time hours available until May 2021.
Status: Casual

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. Tthe University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

The scope of research and complexity of cases at Toronto General Hospital have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. It has one of the largest hospital-based research programs in Canada, with major research in transplantation, surgical innovation, cardiology, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and liver disease. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


In the provision of patient and non-patient care activities, the primary responsibilities of the Social Worker include: assessing patients for the purpose of evaluating the need for service, the nature of the problem, and formulating recommendations or treatment plans; implementing an intervention plan with patients, family members, significant others, and the interprofessional team for the purpose of facilitating changes in behaviour, attitudes, feelings and/or the environment; reassessing and modifying the intervention plan as required; liaising with appropriate community agencies; completing applications for Alternate Level of Care (ALC) facilities, establishing contact with members of the interprofessional team and community agencies to obtain, provide or exchange information relating to patients' psycho-social functioning and health care in the past, present and future; rendering services for the immediate benefit of the Hospital and the community; providing clinical teaching to Social Work Students, Medical Students, Professional Colleagues at University Health Network, Faculties of Social Work and in the community; participating in relevant research activities, projects, etc.; performing activities required for the effective and efficient operation / maintenance of the Social Work professional group; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.


• Completion of a Master’s Degree in Social Work required
• Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers required
• Membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers preferred
• Three (3) years’ experience working with an interprofessional team in a hospital setting
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Research experience /education an asset
• Student education/supervision an asset
• Knowledge of policies, legislation, program's and issues related to social welfare institutions and services
• Knowledge of a second language an asset

Posted Date: January 14, 2021 Closing Date: until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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