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Professional - SOCIAL WORKER  (13-695 MH)
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Competition Number: 13-695 MH
Status: Permanent Full Time
Department: Emergency Medicine
Reports To: Patient Care Manager, Emergency Medicine & DASA Program
Hours: Days, Evenings and Weekends; 7.5 Hour Shifts
Published here: 2014-02-14

Posting Summary:

The Social Worker, Emergency Department, will practice within the interprofessional team model and be responsible for providing counseling, psychosocial support, financial planning assistance, and discharge planning to assist individuals and their families to achieve optimal psychosocial functioning throughout the continuum of care. 


  • Member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (mandatory).
  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited University (mandatory).
  • Previous Social Work position in a hospital environment (preferred).
  • Minimum of three (3) years current related clinical experience (preferred).
  • Well-developed psychosocial assessment skills.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills providing therapy/counseling to individuals and families.
  • Working knowledge of available community resources.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and participate as a member of the inter-professional team.
  • Effective prioritization and organization skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex cases within a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
  • Understanding of consent and capacity legislation.
  • Proven ability to work in a computerized healthcare environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development.
  • A strong desire and capacity to promote professional practice and excellence in evidence-based, patient centered care.
  • Advanced interpersonal, coaching, and leadership skills.
  • Excellent decision making, problem recognition and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Computer literacy in word processing and database management.
  • A strong desire and capacity to promote professional practice and excellence in evidence-based, patient centered care.
  • Proven attendance record.
  • Demonstrates understanding of patient and staff safety.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.
  • Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.
  • Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to forward their cover letter and resume by email to Please quote the competition number in the subject line of your email. No agencies please.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration for an interview will be contacted.

Mackenzie Health / 10 Trench St. Richmond Hill, On. L4C 4Z3 / Main Hospital Site: (905) 883-1212 / TTY Service: (905) 883-2123