Family Health Teams (FHT’s) use a patient-centered approach to primary health care that brings together physicians and other health-care professionals to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients – when they need it, as close to home as possible. FHTs are a key component of Ontario’s health-care plan to reduce wait times, improve access to doctors and nurses, and keep Ontarians healthy.   

                SOCIAL WORKER – Referral Coordination and Case Management

The Dufferin Area Family Health Team is seeking a Social Worker to join our dynamic, innovative, compassionate team dedicated to supporting, empowering, and collaborating with patients for improved health and well-being. This hybrid position will be in Dufferin-Caledon, including Bolton.

We are looking for someone to join our team who is…

  • Skillful in assessment of needs, collaborative in approach, and capable of taking initiative to implement action on behalf of, and alongside, referred individuals
  • Effective and responsive in supporting and advocating for individuals struggling with complex needs, including neurodiversity, palliative or end-of-life, disability, or mental health concerns
  • Knowledgeable of financial programs and able to guide an application process for Short-Term and/or Long-Term disability, Trillium Drug Program, ODSP, Ontario Works, or CPP, etc.
  • Has a working knowledge of palliative and hospice services/supports, as well as other community resources/programs in Dufferin-Caledon and surrounding area
  • Flexible, energetic, organized and committed to working from a trauma-informed, strength-based perspective
  • Respectful of diversity, including race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and gender identity

Experience needed to be considered…

  • MSW (with 2+ years experience) or BSW (with 4+ years experience) (Required)
  • Membership in good standing with OCSWSSW
  • Demonstrated case management, system navigation, and referral coordination experience required
  • Current up-to-date local knowledge of Dufferin-Caledon community/health services and PHIPPA
  • Proof of Covid 19 immunization and Criminal Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License, valid insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle

Why join the DAFHT …

  • HOOPP Pension Plan
  • Extended health care benefits including health, dental, vision & critical Illness insurance, EFAP program
  • Support for continuing education and professional membership fees
  • Organizational commitment to work-life balance, including flexible work hours
  • Excellent team/organizational environment
  • Mileage compensation
  • Salary is commensurate with the Ministry of Health compensation grid

If this opportunity interests you, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

m.tegart@dafht.ca by March 8, 2024

Come join our team – as together we aim to provide quality health care in a great community!                                   

Deadline for applications:

March 8, 2024