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Social Worker, Family Health Services, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline December 16, 2009

Temporary, 1 year

Family Health Services has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Worker for a temporary full-time assignment from January 2010 to December 2010. This position is part of a provincial research study and will be involved in evaluating effective service delivery models. The Social Worker will participate in the delivery of the Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) Program working with Public Health Nurses and Family Home Visitors providing home visits to families in London and Middlesex County.

The successful candidate will:

  • provide service coordination, counseling and referrals to high-risk families on such issues as immigration and settlement, financial resources and planning, and employment and educational attainment.
  • maintain an excellent level of knowledge of the Public Health Program Standards, HBHC protocols, resources available for clients, adult and child learning principles, and the field of family health with a specific focus on priority populations.
  • participate in sharing client data, problem solving challenging situations, advocating for client needs and contributing towards the development of the family service plan
  • carry out the mandate of this role professionally, accurately and with minimal supervisory support. Must be self-directed in moving forward health promotion strategies, able to independently negotiate workable solutions to conflicting demands, and able to set priorities for work that meet individual program, community and health unit needs.

Requirements include a Bachelor of Social Work degree (B.S.W.) and registration in good standing as a Social Worker in Ontario. At least one year of pertinent work experience is required. Candidates will have leadership skills, an intermediate level of computer skills, and the ability to collaborate with professionals within multi-disciplinary environments. Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills, including strong interviewing, observation, and listening skills are important in this position. The ability to communicate in French or other languages would be an asset. A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and use of a reliable vehicle is required as the position involves daily travel to all parts of the city and county.

Salary range for this position is $28.33 to $35.41 per hour, plus an additional 4% vacation pay. Please see http://www.healthunit.com for further information about our programs and services.

Please apply by December 16, 2009, quoting position FHSSWOPP-1209/01, to:

Human Resources Department
Middlesex-London Health Unit
50 King Street
London, ON N6A 5L7
Fax: 519-663-5086
E-mail: recruit@mlhu.on.ca

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit, a teaching health unit, is to promote wellness, prevent disease and injury, and protect the public’s health through the delivery of public health programs, services and research.