Job ID: 1295 Full Time Social Worker


  • February 15th, 2024
  • Thorold
  • Full time

Employer: Bethesda

Phone: 9056846918


Closing Date: 03/31/2024


Bethesda, long considered to be a leader within the Developmental Services sector in Ontario, offers a work environment that is supportive and team based.  Our organization has been the recipient of various awards including Human Resources Director Canada Best Places to Work and Canadian Occupational Safety’s 5-Star Safety Cultures 2023.  We offer competitive wages, industry leading benefit plan and defined benefit pension plan (HOOPP), company perks such as retail discounts and a Bethesda Rewards Program.

We value respect, diversity and inclusivity, collaboration and providing compassionate quality care.  We are looking for candidates who share our values.

Bethesda is currently recruiting for a Full Time Social Worker.  This position will be based in Thorold.


Bethesda’s Children’s Services requires one (1) Full-Time Social Worker.  Working to promote Bethesda’s values, vision and mission statement, the Social Worker provides counseling, intervention and treatment to individuals who have experienced grief, trauma, social emotional difficulties, victimization, abuse, inter-personal relationship difficulties or post-traumatic stress through a holistic care approach.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct assessments and identify treatment goals/recommendations and number of service hours independently.
  • Present assessment results, clinical recommendations and treatment reports to caregivers and community partners when appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate clinical treatment plans and update as necessary.
  • Provide Coaching and Support to Caregivers, Community Partners, CYS Team Members, and Students.
  • Collaborate with Community Partners, and Interdisciplinary Team Members.
  • Investigate ideas and plan the integration of engaging community activities into service options.
  • Provide Brief Clinical Consultation Services.
  • Provide Resource Consultation Services.
  • Facilitate community connections, program registrations and referrals and share resources.
  • Develop curriculum and resources for individual and group based treatment services.
  • Develop curriculum and resources for individual and group based recreational services.
  • Develop resources and program materials.
  • Maintain client records and complete documentation as required.
  • Assist caregivers completing funding applications and reconciliation forms and program registration documentation.









  • Write Reports, Programs and Service Plans independently.
  • Support children/youth engaging in risk behaviour while remaining calm, neutral, and effectively using non-violent crisis intervention strategies.
  • Provide individual treatment services independently.
  • Review service options with new referrals.
  • Facilitates appropriate internal and community referrals.
  • Coordinate scheduling with Manager, CYS.
  • Develop and facilitate training opportunities for CYS staff, and Community Partners.
  • Facilitate Caregiver and Children and Youth Workshops.
  • Collect and analyze data.
  • Actively participate in team meetings and provide suggestions, creative ideas and recommendations for strengthening CYS.
  • Comply with Bethesda policies and procedures relating to health and safety.
  • Responsible for reporting all health and safety concerns immediately following the Internal Responsibility System.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Social Work is required.
  • Valid Ontario Social Work license or registration as required.
  • Minimum three(3) years of social work experience in a health care setting or social service agency.
  • Two (2) years recent post-masters experience in a clinical setting is preferred
  • Experienced in the areas of assessments, interviewing and counseling.
  • Expertise in dual diagnosis is preferred.
  • Knowledge of developmental disabilities is required.
  • Knowledge of psychopathology with a range of therapeutic interventions including psychopharmacotherapy is preferred.
  • Experience working within a multi disciplinary team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • First Aid Training and CPR Certification.
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certified.
  • Professional Communication Skills: professionally represents the company through strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Teamwork: excels at working with others and communicating with a team to provide the most effective support to clients.
  • Problem-Solving: able to navigate challenges and barriers, always looks for potential pitfalls and risks to help mitigate problems ahead of time, and knows when to ask for help.
  • Proactive: anticipates and solves problems and issues before they are brought to your attention

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