Humber River Hospital

Social Worker - Child and Adolescent, Urgent Care Clinic

Posting Date 2 months ago(1/31/2023 8:35 AM)
Mental Health Program
5 Mental Health - Child & Adolescent
Employee Type
Temporary Full-Time
Employee Group
Job ID

Position Profile

Build your career at the hospital that’s building for the future


Join our professional team of Social Workers as we work together to deliver compassionate care that is responsive to the healthcare needs of our community. Humber River Hospital is committed to revolutionizing patient care for our diverse community. We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our great team: people who share our passion to deliver excellent, patient-focused, expert care. The Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University.

Right now we are looking for a Social Worker to work 
within our Outpatient, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic. This is a program within our Mental Health Addictions Programs.

Are you a compassionate Social Worker who is focused on delivering high-quality, safe-care? If yes, we invite you to read the details below then apply.


Reporting Relationship: Manager of Mental Health

Hourly Rate Range: $31.03 to $41.83
Schedule Requirements: Regular Day Shifts – some evenings will be required, subject to change based on needs of the program
Wilson Site – Cross Site Coverage may be required – Must be willing to work in all areas of Mental Health & Addictions Program.
Employee Group:

 Position Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team in the Urgent Clinic to assess and provide psychosocial support to individuals (children and youth) who are in need of short term crisis intervention and stabilization post discharge from the Emergency Department (ED) and the Emergency Psychiatric Unit (EPU).
  • Completes a psycho-social assessment and provides therapies with children/youth and families using a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities that are short term (supportive, crisis counselling and brief solution-focused) to promote crisis stabilization and a return to an optimum level of functioning.
  • Using a holistic approach provides psycho-education and consultation services to patients and their families to promote an optimal level of functioning.
  • Acts as resource of discipline-specific expertise to other members of the treatment team including ED/EPU.
  • Provides health teaching to children/youth and family members concerning illness, symptom management using a biopsychosocial framework.
  • Assist with the application of behaviour management strategies/ family interventions under the guidance of the psychiatrist.
  • Supports and undertakes discharge planning services for patients of all ages and their families as required.
  • Works in a manner to ensure safety to oneself, patients, colleagues and the work environment.
  • Participates in reflective practice as per identified College standards.
  • Other related duties as required


  • MSW obtained from an accredited School of Social Work.
  • Current membership with OASW and OCSWSSW.
  • Certification in the prevention and management of aggressive behaviour is an asset.
  • Five (5) years’ current experience working with children/ youth and families in a urgent mental health clinic is required.
  • Five (5) years current experience in child and family therapy required.
  • Recent experience working with Children’s Aid Society and Child and Adolescent Experience with specific individual/ group therapy skills (e.g Trauma Assessment & Treatment, Trauma-Focused Demonstrated skills in working therapeutically with specific patient groups from children/youth, and their families and or legal guardians.
  • Demonstrated skills in crisis intervention, individual and / brief solution focused psychotherapy.
  • Knowledge and experience with different models of assessment and treatment for children/youth and families experiencing mental health issues.
  • Demonstrates understanding of and incorporates trauma informed approaches for young patients.
  • An awareness and Knowledge/experience in Trauma Informed Care preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to work in a fast paced/changing environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to deliver Online therapy with children and youth.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act.
  • Ability to respond rapidly and decisively to crisis situations.
  • Excellent decision making skills.
  • Demonstrates cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Good word processing skills, including MS Office.
  • Knowledge of a second language an asset.
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required



Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and live our values of Compassion, Professionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Studer Group hospital, focused on building our evidence-based practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it’s our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.


This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.

Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.

Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at Humber River Hospital.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment  Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis


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