Registered Social Worker (Term) - Madawaska Valley FHT (Barry's Bay)

Organization Name
Madawaska Valley FHT (Barry's Bay)
Registered Social Worker (Term)
FTE Type
1.0 FTE Temporary (Maternity Leave) starting May 2020

21 St. Francis Memorial Drive
Barry's Bay ON K0J 1B0

Closing date

Full-time 1.0 FTE – Temporary (Maternity Leave)

The Social Worker will provide comprehensive and coordinated mental health services. This will include therapeutic assessment, formulations and appropriate treatment. The spectrum of care will range from early prevention to offering time limited counseling. Interventions will focus on self-esteem, dysfunctional communication patterns, and maladaptive coping strategies. The Social Worker, will also act as a Health Promoter alongside the inter-professional team. S/he will participate in an ongoing assessment of patient needs and will develop appropriate programming to meet the identified needs. The Social Worker will establish and maintain ongoing liaison with agencies and community resources that are relevant to the health promotion and disease prevention programs and services.


  • Conduct psychosocial assessments, formulations and detailed intervention plans on those patients referred for service. Including the geriatric, adolescent and pediatric population.
  • Develop short-term therapeutic relationships to foster coping and adaptation to health promoting strategies or chronic conditions.
  • Provide a range of therapeutic interventions including individual, couple, family and group counseling and psychotherapy on a short-term basis.
  • Management of common mental health problems.
  • Determine the need for and implement health promotion and disease prevention counseling.
  • Maintain accurate and concise confidential documentation pertaining to patient history and encounter data.
  • Establish and maintain ongoing liaisons with the agencies and community resources that are relevant and necessary to the integration of programs and services, and high-quality patient care.
  • Contributes to and participates in overall Family Health Team planning, programming and evolution
  • Participate in ongoing research related to client groups of the FHT

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Masters in Social Work (MSW) or Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) with experience from a recognized university or an equivalent program
  • Member of the OCSWSSW
  • Minimum 3-5 years counseling/therapy experience in a primary care setting preferred
  • Proficient in assessment, psychotherapy and psychosocial counseling techniques for working with individuals and families
  • Experience with addiction
  • Ability to meet site-specific requirements
  • Must be knowledgeable of the relevant legislation that will pertain to a variety of populations
  • Other duties as required

Additional requirements:

  • Must be able to travel and hold a valid driver’s license with own transportation.
  • Must be willing to work outside regular business hours.
  • Must be willing to work in nearby communities.

How to Apply
To be considered, please forward your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Susan Farrar, MVFHT Executive Director via email at