Social Worker ll - Child & Adolescent - Mental Health & Addi...

Digby - Nova Scotia (NS),

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Estimated salary $34.81 - $45.77 an hour

Job Description:

Req ID: 93785
Location: Western Zone, Digby General Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 60012651 MHA WZ Child DGH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 2-Oct-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Manager, Child & Youth Program, the Social Worker works as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to assess and treat individuals and families affected by a broad range of disorders, illnesses and mental health complaints as well as delivers treatment groups. The Social Worker participates in the planning, development, provision and evaluation of Mental Health Services for those persons under age 19.

The Social Worker ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and inter-professional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.

  • Masters of Social Work & registered with the Nova Scotia Association of Social Work
  • Two years' of related clinical experience required
  • Competence in assessment, intervention (individual, family, and group) and research
  • Specialized knowledge of acute and persistent mental illness and concurrent disorders
  • Knowledge and competence in evidenced based interventions such as CBT, and risk assessment
  • Working knowledge of the DSM V-TR
  • Working knowledge of psychotropic pharmacology
  • Understanding of substance use, abuse and dependency.
  • Knowledge of standards that guide the profession.
  • Knowledge of and ability to link to community resources
  • Development related to Information Systems (ex. MHOIS, SAP and Meditech)
  • Proficiency
with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated accountability
  • Demonstrated judgment and decision making skills
  • Strong client focus and ability to build solid client/practitioner relationships
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.
  • Successful applicants are required to provide a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Check) and Child Abuse Registry to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

    Hours of Work

    Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

    Travel to other sites may be required

    Salary Information

    $34.8134 - $45.7653 hourly

    Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

    Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

    • Criminal Record Check
    • Proof of education & training certifications
    • Proof of any additional required qualification
    • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
    • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
    • Proof of SIN number

    Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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