aidsnorthbay.com – AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area - To assist and support all persons infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C and to limit the spread of the viruses through eduction, awareness and outreach strategies.

Employment

HCV Psycho Social Support Worker

(Temporary contract- maternity leave, as funding permits)

Scope of the Position:
The Psycho-Social Support Worker functions as a member of the multidisciplinary HCV Team and
provides psychosocial assessment and a range of interventions to assist people living with Hepatitis C to
cope with their chronic illness, social difficulties and side effects of treatment. This will include
counseling, consultation, education and advocacy functions for clients and/or families, as well as
education services for staff and/or volunteers, as required.

Qualifications:

  • BSW or MSW preferred or undergraduate degree/certificate in a relevant discipline from a recognized university/college
  • A minimum of three to five years experience in assessment and treatment of individuals with a chronic disease and issues relating to mental health and addictions
  • Must hold a current membership certificate with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, or eligibility for membership with designated College
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of Hepatitis C, harm reduction, addictions and mental health
  • Strong knowledge of issues affecting marginalized communities
  • Experience in working in a community setting
  • Knowledge of policies, legislation, programs, and issues related to area of practice
  • Excellent assessment skills and sound clinical judgment
  • Ability to understand and apply principles of crisis and suicide intervention, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (basic and advanced)
  • Must have demonstrated competence in clinical skills, including psychosocial assessments, counseling intervention, and ability to work within an multidisciplinary team approach
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with professional and non-professional staff and clients
  • Must have excellent organizational and professional skills
  • Ability to fundraise effectively through proposal writing and existing and future agency
    fundraisers

Responsibilities & Related Tasks:

Direct Services

  • Ensures that appropriate treatment plans are developed, implemented and evaluated
  • Monitors client progress – includes evaluation of and adjustments to treatment plans, maintains supportive relationships with the client and family members, links to and coordinates required services while coordinating client care
  • Participates as an active member of the multidisciplinary team in regular client conferences to provide a forum for discussion of possible resolutions to client care issues and to provide opportunity to initiate improvements in the quality of service provided to the client
  • Acts as a clinical resource consultant to staff regarding care issues and participates with the multidisciplinary team in care planning
  • Serves as a guarantor on an applications for an Ontario birth certificates, in accordance with the regulation made under the Ontario Vital Statistics Act
  • Completes the Activities of Daily Living Index in the Disability Determination Package in accordance and with the regulation made under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act
  • Participates on committees and working groups as negotiated with the Program
    Director/Manager

Professional Growth and Development

  • Interest and ability to participate in research projects and education programs
  • Maintains a current knowledge of community resources pertinent to the particular client base and area of practice served
  • Assumes responsibility for their own ongoing education and participates in professional
    activities that will enhance and develop their own professional growth
  • Assumes responsibility for their own ongoing certification requirements
    Administration
  • Ensures that required social work documentation is available on the client’s health record in a timely manner that meets professional standards of practice
  • Performs administrative tasks as related to the position. This includes activities such as time planning, documentation, report preparation and other duties, as required
  • Participates in regular program review with a continuous quality improvement focus
  • Participate in agency fundraising activities as directed

Assets

Facility in a second language an asset
Interested applicants should forward, in print and electronic formats (pdf), a letter of application and
interest, resume, contact information for two employment references and one personal reference, to be
received no later than noon Friday, June 15 th , 2018 addressed to:

Dr. Stacey Mayhall, Executive Director
The AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area
269 Main St. West, Suite 201
North Bay, Ontario P1B 2T8
acnbaed@gmail.com
Phone: 705-497-3560
Fax: 705-497-7850

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. While we thank you for your application, only
candidates selected for interview will be contacted.