Life at Guelph General Hospital

Social Worker - (One Year Contract Position, November 2014-December 2015 Approximately)

We have a one year, temporary full time contract position available for a Social Worker, within our acute care setting. This position encompasses discharge planning and collaborating with the health care team and community to proactively identify patient and family needs in order to provide comprehensive social work services. The major responsibilities include collaborating with the health care team for complex discharges, identifying opportunities to enhance patient flow, completing psychosocial and mental health assessments, brief supportive counselling, problem solving interventions, mediation, and internal and external resource linkages. 

 Along with a Masters of Social Work, the successful candidate will have a minimum 3 - 5 years experience dealing with various acute patient populations in a health care setting, plus strong clinical, communication and collaborative skills. The candidate will hold current membership with the College of Certified Social Workers and will be versed in relevant Consent and Capacity Legislation, Social Work Code of Ethics, Mental Health Legislation and the Heath Care Consent Act.  The individual we are seeking will have excellent interpersonal skills, highly developed program planning and time management skills, as well as demonstrated leadership and problem solving abilities.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume with reference to Job # NU-14-022


Guelph General Hospital is committed to fostering a safe and healthy work environment which provides equal opportunities to people with disabilities.

 This position will contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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