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Temporary Full-Time Social Worker, Palliative Focus – Sarnia site

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

 POSTING # ESC 021/15


JOB TITLE:             Temporary Full-Time Social Worker, Palliative Focus – Sarnia site (Approximately 12 months)                  

LOCATION:             Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre; Travel for this position is required within Sarnia and Chatham/Kent counties

SUPERVISOR:        Patient Services Manager

Reporting to the Manager of Patient Services, this position is responsible for the effective delivery of social work services to Palliative Care Consultation Team patients upon referral from Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre Care Coordinators and in accordance with professional college standards, Ministry guidelines and Erie St. Clair CCAC policies.  The objective of the services delivered by the Social Worker is to assist and support the patient with complex psycho/social needs at end of life.  The Social Worker will work with the patients and family throughout the palliative trajectory. 


  • Manages the delivery of coordinated, quality care Palliative Consultation services
  • Delivers Palliative Consultation services for the CCAC
  • Implements and maintains service standards, monitors and reviews caseload statistics and indicators; monitors service levels to ensure effective resource allocation
  • Identifies critical service delivery issues and refines services for the patient population as needed
  • Participates in the development, and manages the implementation and evaluation of new service delivery issues
  • Ensures palliative services are provided in accordance with CCAC polices, relevant legislation, and professional disciplines
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with service providers to deliver quality patient care
  • Participates in events to promote CCAC objectives, activities, programs and services
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with professional organizations in designated specialty functions to ensure quality of care is current
  • Works effectively with superiors and colleagues to deliver effective and efficient patient service delivery
  • Acts as a key resource to all CCAC staff regarding the Palliative Consultative Team
  • Provides advice and guidance in managing difficult or unusual cases
  • Identifies program needs and provides input to ongoing planning
  • Other duties as assigned

  • A member in good standing with the College of Social Work
  • Specialized knowledge of Palliative Services
  • Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professionals
  • Good knowledge of CCAC priorities, policies, practices and service standards
  • Good knowledge and understanding of legislation governing health care activities
  • Knowledge of direct care/case management models used in community health care organizations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficiency in French language is an asset 

    Priority consideration will be given to candidates who possess knowledge of Canada's two official languages.
    Qualified individuals are invited to apply by 25 September 2015, in writing to:
    Human Resources
    Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre
    5415 Tecumseh Road East, 2nd Floor
    Windsor ON  N8T 1C5

    Fax:  519 258 7354

    We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Please quote the posting number in the subject line of your e-mail:


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Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.