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Outreach Social Worker, Urgent Service Access, Quest Community Health Centre

St. Catharines, Ontario
Deadline May 5, 2017

Join Quest Community Health Centre, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association-Niagara, Community Addiction Services Niagara, and the Niagara Health System as we develop and implement Niagara’s first Urgent Service Access Team (USAT), a mobile outreach team focusing on providing primary health care for individuals who are reliant on the emergency department for their care who experience mental health, addiction, or concurrent disorder as well as individuals who experience opioid dependency issues (current or within the last 12 months).

USAT presents a unique Niagara based opportunity to work with hospitals, community based agencies, and opioid treatment programs to ensure smooth transitions, continuity of care and firm client engagement, together with faster access to services. In collaboration with community partners, we will provide short term stabilization, and help link clients to longer-term supports.

The ideal candidate will maximize connections and use of existing community resources by acting as an Integrated Community Lead who, together with community stakeholders, will facilitate the development and implementation of creative and efficient strategies to maximize health outcomes for our clients.

Your qualifications include 3-5 years primary health care experience working with interdisciplinary teams in a community, hospital and/or public health environment. Proficiency in treatment planning, contingency planning and risk management strategies required. Experience working in the field of concurrent disorders and addictions is an asset. Membership in good standing with Ontario Association of Social Workers or OCSWSSW together with a Masters degree in Social Work is preferred.

This position is mobile and involves working with clients in a variety of settings. The hours of work for this full time position are afternoons and evenings.

If you enjoy being part of a team environment, and share our passion for providing a particularly innovative model of health care, send your cover letter and resume to by May 5, 2017. Please include your name and “Outreach SW” in the subject line.