University Health Network Social Worker, Spinal Cord Rehab in Toronto, Ontario

Social Worker, Spinal Cord Rehab - Toronto, Ontario

JOB POSTING # 794244

Position: Social Worker

Site: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Lyndhurst Centre

Department: Spinal Cord Rehab Program, Unit 1A

Reports to: Manager, Program Services

Scale/Grade: D008

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Status: Temporary full-time maternity leave coverage approx. 6 months


In the provision of patient and non-patient care activities within the Spinal Cord Rehab Program , the primary responsibilities of the SOCIAL WORKER include: providing innovative application of social work processes in psychosocial assessment, education, advocacy, supportive and adjustment counselling with patients and families within the rehabilitation continuum, philosophy and process; conducting comprehensive psychosocial assessments independently and as part of an interprofessional team; coordinating care plans and future care planning, including appropriate referral to community agencies and support services; collaborating with the interprofessional team and community-based service providers; providing leadership related to team communication with patients and families; participating in professional, program and hospital-wide program development and meetings; participating in teaching initiatives, including student education and the patient/family SCI education program; participating in quality management and research initiatives; performing activities required for the effective and operation of Social Work practice i.e. compliance with and commitment to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.


  • Master's Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.)

  • Membership with Ontario College of Certified Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCCSWSSW)

  • Membership with Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) preferred

  • Two (2) years experience working with a multi-disciplinary team in a health care setting preferred.

  • Experience working with adults who have sustained a spinal cord injury or illness with complex medical and psychosocial needs

  • Knowledge regarding community resources (i.e. housing and funding) available for people with disabilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills

POSTED DATE: November 24, 2016 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.

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