Social Worker MSW - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Eating Disorder's Program at Children's Hospital

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 102305
Position Type: Temporary, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jul 06, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Who We Are


Who We Are

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music.  As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC delivers world-class care and experiences, built on our commitment to excellence in research, innovation, and learning. In partnership with our communities, we design and advance healthcare to support he wellness of the populations we serve. LHSC delivers both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. LHSC is known for its great people and great care, with a workforce of close to 15,000, dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while partnering with communities to transform health, one life at a time. 

Posting Period


Open:              July 5, 2024

Deadline:         July 18, 2024


Department Name


Social Work-  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Eating Disorder's Program at Children's Hospital

Reporting to the Manager of  Health Disciplines, this position will provide coverage to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Eating Disorder's Program at Children's Hospital.

Illness often creates and intensifies personal, family, and practical stressors which may interfere with the patient’s and family’s ability to obtain the maximum benefits from medical care. These psychosocial difficulties need to be identified, assessed, and treated by the Social Worker as part of the total care of the patients and their families. Social Workers are actively involved in research, academic pursuit, and sharing of knowledge in the study of psychosocial aspects of illness and health care delivery.

Temporary Full-Time

Rate of Pay:               $44.33 per hour - $55.41 per hour

Duration:                     July 22, 2024 - October 2, 2025


  • Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited university
  • Current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Demonstrated knowledge with the Mental Health Act; Substitute Decision Makers Act and Health Care Consent Act preferred
  • Skilled in psychosocial assessment and counseling (including individual, family, group)
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and Implement strategies with patient/family by establishing a therapeutic relationship in concert with proven treatment modalities (for example Crisis Intervention, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management, Solution-focused Therapy, etc.)
  • Demonstrated excellent clinical assessment and treatment skills
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Demonstrated skill in crisis assessment and intervention
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community services and resources and experience with community networking
  • Demonstrated strength in interpersonal relations, problem-solving, crisis intervention, group dynamics, community development and other innovative approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and interdependently with a diversity of health care team members
  • Demonstrated skill in providing education to health care team and community resources
  • Demonstrated ability to measure and evaluate practice change outcomes
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Vision, Purpose and Values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:

Before beginning employment at LHSC, all new hires will be required to:

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis;
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step);
  • Provide proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health’s current definition of being fully vaccinated
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If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process.Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process. 

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months. 

Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process. 

Application Contact Information

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