University Health Network Social Worker, Family Health Team in Toronto, Ontario

Social Worker, Family Health Team - Toronto, Ontario



Site: TORONTO WESTERN HOSPITAL Garrison Creek site (928 St. Clair Avenue West)


Reports to: MANAGER

Scale/Grade: D008

Hours: 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK MON - FRI Days Will require some evening and weekend shifts


The Social Worker will be an integral member of the Toronto Western Family Health Team Garrison Creek site (TW FHT GC). The TW FHT - GC provides primary health services, using multi-disciplinary and inter-professional team approaches to a variety of patient populations, which include: a) underserved, at-risk and high needs patients , b) elderly/home bound patients, c) adolescents and emerging adults and d) patients with mental health and addictions. The Social Worker will work as an integrated member of the inter-professional care team and will provide psychosocial assessments, psychotherapy, counseling, and health promotion services to TW FHT GC patients. The Social Worker will function at a high level of professional autonomy and will demonstrate expert skills to formulate clinical decisions, and patient-centred care for TW FHT patients and their families. The Social Worker works in a collaborative practice and consultation models with various other TW FHT primary health care providers. The Social Worker will also be integral to organizational and community planning, including building partnerships with community resources/agencies, program development, and inter professional education and social work education. The Social Worker will demonstrate commitment to continued professional development, critical decision making and patient-centered care, and will perform other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.


  • Successful completion of a Masters Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) or recognized equivalent required

  • Membership with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) required

  • Membership with Ontario Association of Social Workers preferred

  • Three (3) years experience working with patients and families in a multi-disciplinary team within a primary care setting preferred

  • Experience with the elderly, adolescents and emerging adults, immigrant population or mental health/addictions patients

  • Experience providing psychosocial assessments, brief counseling, psychotherapy and psycho-educational interventions (e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy; solution-focused therapy; crisis counseling, and motivational interviewing)

  • Experience with systems navigation with complex/vulnerable patient populations preferred

  • Experience with group based interventions

  • Experience in building community partnerships for the enhancement of patient services and continuity of care

  • Experience in educating health professionals and social work preferred

  • Program planning, quality improvement and quality assurance interest/experience required

  • Commitment to patient-centred care with the ability to adapt to a diverse patient populations

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an inter professional health care team member

  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills


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.

University Health Network 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 requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.