Social Worker MSW - St. Joseph's Urban FHT (Toronto)

Organization Name
St. Joseph's Urban FHT (Toronto)
Social Worker MSW
FTE Type
Permanent FTE

30 The Queensway - Ground Floor (Main site)
Toronto ON M6R 1B5

Closing date

As a member of the Mental Health Program of the Family Medicine/Urban Family Health Team, the social worker collaborates with physicians and interprofessional team members in providing comprehensive primary health services to our patients/families across the lifespan.

The candidate provides in-depth bio-psychosocial assessments, diagnostic and appropriate interventions to support patients achieve optimum psychosocial functioning and quality of life. This includes maximizing the benefit the patient and family receive from their medical treatments; providing individual supportive brief counselling and brief therapy; as well as using diverse approaches to develop group initiatives responsive to our population needs within a primary care context.

The candidate will enhance the delivery of evidence based primary care services liaising clients with community based agencies and resources within and outside St. Joe’s, and providing information/resources on health, mental health, housing, legal and financial supports as well as promoting client advocacy.

The successful candidate will support health promotion and wellness activities that are central to the delivery of primary care in alignment with the goals of the Provincial Family Health Team initiative. S/he actively contributes to the academic mandate of our organization by acting as educator, resource or support for staff, and multiple interprofessional learners, as well as members of the professional community.


  • Masters of Social Work required
  • Registration in good standing, with no terms, conditions or limitations in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers required
  • Minimum 3 years of recent direct client service experience in a community/primary care setting required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current theoretical frameworks and social work practice standards
  • Knowledge of community resources and proven referral practices
  • Demonstrated clinical skills working with a broad range of client groups and their families, particularly with marginalized populations dealing with complex issues and/or mental health and substance abuse issues, both at the individual and group levels
  • Demonstrated competence in the design, delivery and evaluation of group programnming for patients in a primary health care environment within a trauma informed, self-management, chronic care and health promotion/disease prevention models and approaches (i.e. CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Solution focused, others)
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching, supervising or mentoring interprofessional learners
  • Strong leadership, time management and organizational skills required
  • Able to function in a fast paced changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of an inter-professional team
  • Experience in teaching, supervising or mentoring students
  • Ability to understand and participate in research
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, appropriate software applications, and electronic medical record
  • Second language an asset
  • Excellent attendance record