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Social Worker, Musculoskeletal Rehab

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 14, 2020.

JOB POSTING # 860775

Position:  SOCIAL WORKER    
Site:   Toronto Rehab, University Centre 
Department: Musculoskeletal and Multisystem Rehab Program
Reports to:  Program Service Manager       
Scale/Grade:  D008
Salary Range: $38.42 – $48.03 per hour 
Hours:  Various hours & shifts as required Variable (weekdays)
Status:  Casual

At University Health Network, which consists of Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals, nothing is more important to us than our team of dedicated employees. UHN focuses on creating and maintaining a workplace of choice, where our people are recognized and valued. We focus on creating a workplace where people enjoy the challenge of their career, create and engage in best practices and are treated with respect.

A leader in adult rehabilitation and complex continuing care, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute brings together innovative patient care, groundbreaking research and diverse education to help people overcome or recover from disabling injury, illness or age-related conditions.


In the provision of patient and non-patient care activities, the primary responsibilities of the SOCIAL WORKER in the Musculoskeletal Rehab Program include: assisting MSK patients with psychosocial challenges and to optimize client progress in rehabilitation through the continuum; provision of comprehensive psychosocial assessments and intervention;  provision of educational and supportive counselling services; provision of service,  based on individual, family and group practice models; discharge planning, population health advocacy, community services linkage;  collaboration the with inter-professional team and community based service providers; advocacy, mediation and conflict resolution; participation in professional, program and hospital development; willingness to provide field practicum instruction to Social Work students; participation in current and future program development, quality initiatives and research activities; compliance with, and commitment to, patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients; performing activities required for the effective and efficient operation / maintenance of the Social Work professional group; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.


  • Completion of a Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W) or equivalent
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Worker (OCSWSSW)
  • Membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers preferred
  • Experience with populations of complex MSK, trauma and oncology
  • Two years’ experience working with a multi-disciplinary team in a health care setting preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Research experience /education an asset
  • Student education/supervision an asset
  • Knowledge of policies, legislation, program’s and issues related to social welfare institutions and services
  • Computer literacy preferred
  • Knowledge of a second language an asset

Re-posted Sept. 14, 2020  Closing Date:  until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.