Consistent with the interprofessional setting and the mission, vision, and strategic directions of CHEO, the Social Worker provides intake assessments, short-term therapeutic intervention, clinical back and group facilitation to youth who are taking part in our Outpatient Mental Health Services, primarily through Youth Net-Reseau Ado (YN/RA) and the Transitional Youth Program.
YN/RA supports youth 13-20 years of age, in a youth-friendly, bilingual, “by youth for youth” mental health promotion program that offers alternative support services for youth, with an aim to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health & mental illness through activities, education, research, and advocacy. The Transitional Youth Program addresses the mental health needs of individuals 16-24 years of age who are followed by a psychiatrist with a diagnosis of depression or anxiety. This program offers group-based interventions and helps to bridge the gap for emerging adults in our community.
The Social Worker will conduct CAPA (Choice and Partnership Approach) Choice Appointments and will have an active role in program development, service evaluation, education, and skills-based training as required.
The Social Worker will participate in providing mentoring and training opportunities to Social Work students studying at the BSW/MSW level.
Please note that the initial assignment will be supporting Youth Net-Reseau Ado (YN-RA) and the Transitional Youth Program (TYP); however, the time split may be variable dependent on integration with community Mental Health and Addiction community needs.
The Social Worker will be a member of the CHEO Discipline of Social Work and will participate in the Social Work Coverage Model.