Under the general direction of the Manager and Discipline Director, the incumbent is responsible for:
Overseeing the daily clinical service delivery and environmental/operational issues in a designated service area to ensure optimum client care in a safe therapeutic environment.
Providing guidance to social workers within the designated service area through clinical leadership, mentoring, supervision, education, evaluation, and research.
Contributing to the delivery of quality social work services by examining, developing, refining and evaluating the body of knowledge and clinical practices and assisting in program planning and development.
Assisting in performance appraisals and recruitment, as well as coordinating clinical work schedules, caseloads and service rotations.
Maintaining a partial clinical caseload involving social work assessment, interventions and follow up within the established standards of practice.
Minimum of 5 years of recent social work experience in a health setting with at least one year in the designated service area.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Master of Social Work (MSW) from a Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE), or the approved equivalent if internationally educated.
Postgraduate training in specialized clinical services preferred.
Successful completion of relevant continuing professional education in designated clinical area and in management preferred.
Must be registered with Manitoba College of Social Workers.
May be required to have a valid Manitoba driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
Qualifications and Skills
Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
Demonstrated leadership, coaching and mentoring abilities.
Ability to initiate and support change.
Knowledge of and demonstrated strong commitment to the profession of social work and the CASW Code of Ethics and Manitoba College of Social Workers Standards of Practice.
Excellent interpersonal, team building and role-modelling skills.
Working knowledge of research/program evaluation methodology.
Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
Must be able to work cooperatively with other disciplines and demonstrate professional judgment and initiative.
Willingness to adapt to new concepts, techniques and best practices in the academic and clinical fields of health care.
Understanding of health and social welfare systems.
Ability to practice independently or with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated organization skills in the workplace and the ability to determine clear priorities.
Ability to function within a computerized environment.
Must be in good physical and mental health and be able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time without resting.
May be required to work evenings or weekends.
May be required to occasionally work extended hours.
May be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, toxic materials, noise, allergens, physical and emotional stress.
May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/visitors/staff.
This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement. The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above. As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified. In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department. We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today. Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.