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Social Worker - Transitions Team 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-24-00032  
Open Date 2/29/2024  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Transition Strategy 

Work type Temporary Part-time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE 0.6  

Posting Close Date 03/13/2024 


Join us in building a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, and a top 40 Canadian research hospital. Serving over 8,500 families annually in both inpatient and outpatient programs and 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 three successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview’s vision is to support the most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families. We are an academic hospital, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. All clinical staff are expected to contribute to the academic agenda through one or more of the following activities: supervising students, teaching, academic service, scholarship and research.

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, inclusive, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

The Transitions Team at Holland Bloorview supports the transition of youth with disabilities and their families to the adult healthcare system and a meaningful adult life. Interventions for clients and families are provided in a variety of innovative formats including individual consultations, groups, large events, and partnership programs with community agencies. The Transitions Team is also involved in systems-level changes to bridge pediatric and adult services, and promote joint accountability in meeting client and family needs.

We are looking for a social worker to support “Transition Pop-Ups”. These are innovative group events that bring together clients age 14 years and older, caregivers, and community partner agencies to build capacity in supporting the transition to adulthood gradually over time.

This is a temporary part time (0.6 FTE, or 3 days a week) position expected to be one year in length, contingent upon funding.


The Social Worker provides supports related to the transition to adulthood by:

  • Conducting brief strengths based assessments of transition readiness and co-creation of goals with clients and families to support the transition-to-adulthood
  • Providing goal-oriented group intervention for transition-to-adulthood topics
  • Supporting and respecting the client’s/family’s rights to make decisions based on their own values, beliefs and experiences
  • Developing and running innovative group intervention and education sessions
  • Organizing, coordinating, and executing a large series of transition-to-adulthood events in partnership with adult agency community partners
  • Leading partnership and capacity building initiatives with adult health and social care agencies
  • Contributing to the academic agenda by supervising multiple student placements per year within a novel Student Led Environment model. This may include supervising interdisciplinary students in partnership with colleagues in occupational therapy, nursing, therapeutic recreation, or other disciplines as applicable.

In addition, social worker will:

  • Complete regular client documentation as outlined
  • Document accurate workload statistics
  • Communicate, collaborate, and meet regularly with the team
  • Complete project work to support the development of innovative transition interventions and events
  • Act as a representative of Holland Bloorview with adult health and social care agencies in the community by maintaining open, professional communication and a collaborative working relationship
  • Remains current with professional literature related to Best Practice Evidence for Transitions to Adulthood
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives, support the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advance 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 youth with physical and developmental disabilities within a healthcare context is considered a strong asset
  • Knowledge of interventions related to the transition-to-adulthood for clients age 14 years and older, and their families, is an asset
  • Must be willing and able to travel to a variety community locations across the GTA
  • Must be willing to work hours according to varying requirements of a participant interventions, including evenings and weekends
  • Experience in group interventions, project work, and program development an asset
  • Demonstrates self-direction to work independently and strong skills in collaborating with an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrates ability to work in collaboration with staff/clients/families and community partners
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and excellent communication skills
  • Basic CPR certification – Basic Rescuer (C) certificate an asset
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certificate an asset



About the Organization Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, medical complexity, illness and injury. All of our work is guided by our strategic plan, Transformative Care, Inclusive World: Holland Bloorview 2030. The plan:

To get a glimpse as to who Holland Bloorview is, we invite you to watch the Dear Everybody, This is Holland Bloorview video. Video:

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of inclusion, diversity, equity accessibility, and anti-racism (IDEAA). This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we seek to create an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. To help in our journey towards fully reflecting the communities we partner with, we welcome and encourage applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting or 416-425-6220.  

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