Social Worker - Ottawa


Posting Date:                      September 1, 2015
Reference Number:             A15-018
Positions:                           One (1) Casual
Location:                            Ottawa

Job Summary:

Carefor is a dynamic not-for-profit organization that provides multidisciplinary community based health care services in the Ottawa area. We are known for our leadership in providing quality care in the areas of community medical care, rehabilitation and support. The goal of therapy at Carefor is to enhance client outcomes through effective use of therapy services in community-based care, particularly in their home.

Social workers are responsible for addressing the social determinants of health (SDH) of individuals and their families in the community. They are skilled at mediating the complex interaction between the individual and his/her environment as these factors often have a significant impact on health status and health outcomes.  The social worker assumes the role of advisor, trainer, and/or consultant re: family systems, ethical decision-making and psycho-social factors influencing successful integration in the community.


  • Assess, intervene, consult and counsel clients and their families in the community re:
    • Adjustment to illness/disability
    • Future care needs
    • Ability to access need resources
    • Palliative care options and End of Life issues
    • Caregiver burden
    • Intergenerational family conflict
    • Impact of health condition on client’s ability to cope & manage care needs
    • Maximize safety and identify options in abuse/neglect situations
    • Housing, Income options, Finances and Resources
  • Develop a care plan with the client and family based on the assessment
  • Document and communicate care plan as well as client care activity per college standards
  • Implement strategies or interventions to achieve  realistic client-centered outcomes
  • Assist with and complete applications and paperwork for needed resources.
  • Refer clients to appropriate community resources and programs as well other disciplines as necessary


  • Master Degree in Social Work
  • Registered with the College of Social Work and Social Services of Ontario
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong skills in critical thinking, decision making and analysis
  • The ability to work collaboratively with case managers, clients, families and other caregivers to provide service
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, (G2 level) and use of a reliable vehicle
  • 2-5 years’ experience preferred
  • Experience in community health and/or palliative care
  • Bilingualism (French/English) an asset

Please forward your resume to or fax it to (613) 749-4002

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Contact Information: 

Human Resources
Health & Community Services/Services et Soins de Santé Communautaires
760 Belfast Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 6M8
Tel: 613-749-7557
Fax: 613-749-4002



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