Social Worker – Psychiatry

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Commensurate with qualifications and experience. CAD / Hour

Job Summary: Reporting to the Manager of Mental Health and Addictions Program (MHAP), Assault Care and Treatment Program (ACT), Sioux Lookout Diabetes Programs (SLDP/CCDC), the Social Worker is responsible for coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating case management services associated with that program. Key responsibilities include: facilitating screening and assessment in conjunction with the psychiatrist; providing case management services for the program clients as needed; and promoting community linkages related to the identified target population. In consultation with the patient, family/significant others and the health care team, individualizes the multidisciplinary patient care path to reflect interventions to meet identified needs while promoting cultural appropriateness, safety, privacy and confidentiality for patient/family/significant others.


  •  Post-secondary education in Social Service Work, Social Work, or equivalent
  • Registration with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, or eligible to obtain.
  •  Innovative thinker, able to work in a result focused environment.
  •  Ability to analyze and interpret the needs of clients and offer the appropriate   options, solutions, and resolutions
  •  Excellent skills in all MS Office.
  •  Experience in healthcare organization is an asset.
  •  Exceptional conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  •  Able to respond quickly in a dynamic and changing environment
  •  Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team, and with patients, families and communities
  • Training or experience in complex mental health needs including psychiatric, cognitive behavioural therapy, crisis or suicide intervention, and/or motivational interviewing is an asset.
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, communities, fellow employees and patients.

Job Duties:

  • Assess and prioritize patient needs, establishing individualized plan in collaboration with patients and families.
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with other members of the circle of care.
  • Provide services that are individualized and tailored to address patient’s current needs and preferences.
  • Maintains an updated knowledge of services provided by community resource agencies.
  • Maintains accurate patient care documentation, case management and statistics in accordance with hospital standards.
  • Advocate on behalf of patients.
  • Acts as a navigator for regional psychiatry services and to direct patients to sources of support by assisting with completion of social assistance applications and support letters.
  • Assist children and families to develop healthy coping skills.
  • Provide crisis intervention and appropriate counselling or therapy services.
  • Maintain communication with patients and the interdisciplinary healthcare team.


Salary:Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date:When filled.
Submit Application To:

Human Resources Recruitment
Box 909, Sioux Lookout, On P8T 1B4
(807) 737-3030, Email:, Fax: (807) 737-6263

Competition Number:MHAP 01-24
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Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted, we thank all others for their interest. An acceptable criminal reference check and immunization records will be required from the successful candidate. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process. SLMHC is an equal opportunity employer and a scent-free facility.