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Job Title:
Social Worker, Nina's Place

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
None specified
Functional Discipline:
Social Work

Job Description

Job Posting #:203433
Position: Social Worker/Councellor (MSW)
Status: Regular Part-Time (Up to 0.3 FTE)
Department: Nina's Place
Union: OPSEU
Shifts: Days
Rate of Pay: $40.40 - 51.47 hourly

Internal employees must apply by midnight on November 01, 2022.


Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is a full-service community teaching hospital located in the growing and thriving community of Burlington, Ontario, serving more than 185,000 residents in Halton, Hamilton, Waterdown, Flamborough, Milton and Stoney Creek. It is honoured to be recognized as one of Hamilton Niagara's Top Employers for seven (7) consecutive years, with a skilled staff of 194 physicians, 1,911 full- and part-time staff and more than 700 volunteers.

JBH is a Clinical Education site in conjunction with McMaster University, and designated as an Academic Community Teaching Hospital. Its expanded campus includes the state-of-art Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower, featuring a new Emergency Department, 172 acute inpatient beds, 9 new Operating Rooms and post-anaesthetic care unit to support expanded medical, surgical and outpatient services. JBH is also a partner member of the Burlington Ontario Health Team.

JBH inspires and empowers a culture of caring and this is demonstrated in many ways including our commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our people. For more information, visit

The social work position provides trauma focused therapy and support for people who are current or past survivors of sexual abuse and/or domestic violence. The social worker is part of a multi-disciplinary team and is responsible for psychosocial trauma assessment, developing treatment plans in conjunction with the client, using a trauma focused model to provide psychotherapy, as well as advocacy, education and community liaison/referral as required.

As Nina's Place Social Worker/Counsellor, you will:

- Provide crisis and ongoing trauma counselling services to adults, youth, children and their families who experienced recent sexual assault/abuse or domestic violence
- Conduct trauma-informed psychosocial assessments and provide trauma specific therapy
- Provide education to community professionals and the general public on violence against women as needed
- Actively participate on community committees concerning violence against women, including development of community protocols and any new initiatives to respond to sexual assault and domestic violence in partnership with the program coordinator

- Current registration with discipline-specific Professional College in the Province of Ontario
- Masters of Social Work or equivalent clinical counselling degree
- Knowledge and competency of social work values and ethics, theory and established practices of clinical social work
- Minimum 2 years within the last 4 years of experience clinical counselling experience with survivors of sexual assault/domestic violence and/or areas of women's health
- An understanding and commitment to a Feminist analysis of violence against women
- Comprehensive understanding of trauma reactions in response to sexual and domestic assaults
- Demonstrated skills in the performance of a therapeutic role including strong assessment, psychotherapy, case management, crisis intervention and advocacy skills
- Strong safety planning skills and experience with high risk domestic violence clients
- Knowledge and understanding of the legal system as it pertains to sexual assault/domestic violence
- Knowledge of community resources and referral processes combined with strong community liaison skills and proven ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
- Demonstrated training in recognized trauma therapies such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimortor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS) or Trauma Focused CBT
- Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner with minimal supervision
- Strong interpersonal, communication, teamwork, consultation, and advocacy skills
- Knowledge, sensitivity and experience in dealing with issues of diversity and individuals from marginalized communities

To be considered for this exciting opportunity please visit the JBH Careers page to apply to posting #203433. We ask that you please include the posting number in the subject line of any email correspondence. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants and only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Based on recent government mandates and directives, Healthcare workers are now required to provide proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination to work in an acute care setting such as Joseph Brant Hospital. If successful in receiving a job offer with Joseph Brant Hospital, new hires will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date as a condition of their employment. In the event that successful candidates are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination as a result of a medical exemption they will be required to submit supporting documentation to determine if they are exempt from this requirement to employee health services upon receiving their offer of employment.

Any information obtained during the recruitment process will be used for employment recruitment only, and not for any other purpose.

At Joseph Brant Hospital, we are committed to diversity and inclusion as we continue and expand our efforts to become a more inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applicants from all diverse and underrepresented groups to apply.

Should you require an accommodation under the Ontario Human Right Code (OHRC) and /or the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) during any stage of the recruitment process HR will work with you to remove any barriers, please do not hesitate to let us know by contacting HR for assistance at or ext. 4129.