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Social Worker – Domestic Violence

9-12 month contract | 35 hours per week

Salary based on experience | BSW: $63,000 to $82,000 | MSW: $71,000 to $94,000

Jewish Family and Child Service is a multi-service, client-centered agency, and a Children’s Aid Society supporting the healthy development of individuals, children, and families. JF&CS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including dental, vision, and health coverage, a Healthcare Spending Account, and a defined benefit pension plan. We offer ample vacation and sick days and are closed on most Jewish and all Statutory holidays. We are conveniently located at 4600 Bathurst Street. On the premises, you will find free parking, a daycare centre and a gym (with subsidized membership).

We are seeking a Social Worker – Domestic Violence to provide direct counseling and other services and supports to clients, specializing in woman abuse and intimate partner violence. May carry other assignments as needed and appropriate and will carry out related activities and administrative tasks as necessary.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct assessments and provide case management coordination which may include the provision of information, advocacy and referrals to both agency and outside sources such as shelters or legal support programs.

  • Provide individual or group counseling to clients using a range of appropriate counselling modalities and techniques to best meet client needs.

  • Provide community based advocacy for access to services such as medical, legal, police departments, support services, therapy, and other related assistance. 

  • Develop ongoing referral relationships within the sectors which intersect with our clients’ needs including health, education, legal Children’s Aid Societies and other social service agencies.

  • Maintain an understanding of legislation and government prescribed procedures, regulations and standards for JF&CS programs.

  • Adheres to Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) to protect service recipients’ privacy and establish rules for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information of individuals while facilitating the effective provision of service. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent 

  • Registered member of OCSWSSW in good standing

  • Minimum 3 years of clinical or related experience required

  • Experience in assessment and client service delivery

  • Knowledge and/or expertise in specific clinical therapeutic interventions such as brief therapy, CBT, and/or group psychotherapy

  • Strong clinical and assessment skills

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills in advocacy with both individuals and systems relevant to this client population  

  • The ability to establish rapport, credibility and build strong relationships with clients and colleagues

  • Fluency in Russian and/or Hebrew will be considered an asset 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter. 
 
Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations during all phases of the hiring process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any accommodations are required. 
 
JF&CS has a COVID-19 vaccination policy in place. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a valid exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code is provided.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
To learn more about Jewish Family and Child Service, please visit: www.jfandcs.com | www.facebook.com/jfandcs

 

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