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Social Worker 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-19-00034  
Department Specialized Orthopedic and Developmental Rehab 

Work type Regular Full-time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE 1.0 

Posting Close Date 08/14/2019 


Key Responsibilities

  • Conducts strengths-based Social Work assessment and consultation for families of diverse backgrounds whose children may have a variety of medical diagnoses
  • Assesses individual family dynamics and function, including strengths, areas of need and high risk situations
  • In collaboration with the interdisciplinary teams, consults with families to enhance parents' coping abilities and advocacy skills, educate families about resource options, provide supportive counseling during crisis situations
  • Identifies need for social work intervention through case screening and case finding methods
  • Supports and respects the client/family's rights to make decisions based on their own values, beliefs and experiences
  • Initiates, implements, co-ordinates community referrals appropriate to client and family needs
  • Advocates for client and family needs for service within Holland Bloorview and the community
  • Manages the transition of medically complex clients into their home and community
  • Bases practice on established Holland Bloorview policies, procedures, evidence and best practice
  • Documents accurate workload statistics
  • Attends and participates in program and professional staff meetings
  • Adheres to Holland Bloorview's Documentation Policy
  • Communicates in a timely and effective manner
  • Contributes to the development of program/service activities
  • Ensures the maintenance of the OCSWSSW Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for Social Workers
  • Identifies learning needs and establishes annual goals
  • Remains current with professional literature and best practice guidelines
  • Shares new knowledge and best practices with colleagues, staff, students and the community
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives, supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advances a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices


  • MSW Degree from an accredited University, Faculty of Social Work
  • Current member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Current member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers preferred
  • Previous job related experience working with children and families required
  • Previous job related experience working with children and youth considered an asset
  • Paediatric Social Work or health care experience preferred
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary setting preferred
  • Works effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrates ability to manage and respond to crisis calmly and effectively
  • Demonstrates ability to organize time and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates initiative and self direction
About the Organization Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220.  

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