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Social Worker, North Kingston Community Health Centre

Kingston, Ontario
Deadline March 21, 2013

Internal/External Posting

Posting Date: March 5, 2013
Closing Date: March 21, 2013

Internal Eligibility

Group A:

All staff permanent, probationary, casual or term employees who have gone through a full hiring process and are currently on the payroll of KCHC for 3 consecutive months are eligible to apply. (Please see the Personnel Policy Manual for full details Policy D)

Group B:

Employees within their first 3 months of probation as well as active volunteers, with a minimum 100 hrs of service within the last 6 months, are also eligible and will be considered if Group A applicants have not been deemed suitable. Please note that volunteers who apply must clearly indicate in the covering letter the number of volunteer hours they have completed at KCHC.

Position Title: Social Worker
Location: North Kingston Community Health Centre
Position Type: Permanent, Part Time (17.5 hours per week)
Start Date: April 2013
Salary: $30.06-$36.22 per hour

Position Summary:

The Social Worker works with individuals, couples and families to meet their psychosocial needs utilizing their knowledge and skills. The Social Worker performs needs and risk assessments taking into consideration the social determinants of health, family dynamics, the impact of trauma, social work theories and best practices.  She/he works as part of the interdisciplinary collaborative team to support clients and to address issues in the community which effect mental health through counseling, case management, and case conferencing.  

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Completes social histories and assessments to identify social/emotional problems and needs; formulates and implements counseling and interventions which promote optimum social functioning. Therapy provided may be individual, couples, family or group, and may include occasional home visits.  
  • Provides referral services to clients and/or families so they may obtain services from community resources. This includes facilitation activities such as provision of information, referral and advocacy and ensuring successful connection /access as appropriate.
  • Liaises and consults with social and health services in the community in regard to: clients, the Community Health Centre, and the role of the CHC Social Worker.
  • Provides consultation to other KCHC staff on the psychosocial aspects of clients' functioning.
  • Provides emergency/crisis support and/or referrals as needed.
  • Maintains case records, using the charting forms and electronic medical records established by KCHC that will provide information to assist other practitioners in continuing client care.  
  • Engages in health promotion and education activities including the development of resource materials, forms and handouts as needed.
  • On occasion, facilitates and/or co-facilitates KCHC programs and community education presentations.
  • Provides education/training and clinical consultation within an interdisciplinary team. Particularly with respect to best practice guidelines.

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Promotes and demonstrates through example the mission, values, and culture of KCHC, including respecting and valuing diversity, incorporating a health promotion/determinants of health approach, fostering a positive workplace culture and environment, maintaining confidentiality, and incorporating and strengthening collaborative and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Demonstrates commitment to quality and continuous improvement by encouraging creativity, innovation, and excellence.  Identifies opportunities for efficiencies, integration and partnerships within KCHC and the community.
  • Contributes to KCHC’s information management and research activities.
  • Supports active learning, including training and development for staff, support of KCHC student and volunteer placements, and maintaining personal competence through professional development and training as required by KCHC.
  • Works during both regular and extended hours of operation in locations identified by the Centre.  
  • On occasion, other temporary duties may be required.


  • Masters of Social Work from a recognized university and valid registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
  • At least three years recent experience in the health/social services field and community-based service delivery and demonstrated ability to exercise individual professional judgment. Experience working with clients with a history of trauma preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with clients on an individual, couple, family and/ or group settings.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and a commitment to being a “team player” within an interdisciplinary collaborative health care team setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and quality improvement.
  • Strong organizational skills and good attention to detail.
  • Awareness of, and ability to support, provincial and federal privacy regulations.
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal and Vulnerable Persons Check (“CPIC”).
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis and meet the physical demands of the position.


  • To maintain client, personnel and organization confidentiality and acting in an ethical and professional manner in accordance with the privacy legislation and the policies of Kingston Community Health Centres.
  • As a member of the staff, to use tact and good judgment in all communications and dealings with other staff members and the public, keeping confidential and private any information gained in dealing with them.

Applicants will not be considered unless they include a 1-3 page attachment in point form along with their resume which clearly demonstrates how their previous skills and experience correspond to each of the above qualification criteria.

Applications must be received by the Director, Corporate Services no later than at 4:00 P.M. March 21, 2013.

Please send applications to:

Director, Corporate Services
Kingston Community Health Centres
400 Elliott Avenue
Kingston, Ontario K7K 6M9

KCHC is an equal opportunity employer, respecting and embracing the needs and diversity of our employees