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MSW Social Worker/Psychotherapist



The Social Worker/Psychotherapist as part of the interdisciplinary team assists in the primary care functions and participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and services of the Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic for registered individuals and families. The Social Worker/Psychotherapist provides counseling/therapy and other psychosocial functions for individuals, couples, families and the community.

Working in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, the Social Worker/Psychotherapist will support expertise and knowledge of health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management across a client’s lifespan.

The Social Worker/Psychotherapist will build relationships with outside organizations (such as CMHA, CAS, ACT Teams, SW LHIN, Detoxification Centres, Community Treatment centres and CAMH) in order to provide our clients with access to the full range of resources already available in the community.


The Social Worker/Psychotherapist is to practice within their scope and according to the standards of practice as outlined in the following documents:

  • A Registered Psychotherapist or Registered Social Worker with a full and unrestricted license in good standing to practice in Ontario
  • Must reside in Sarnia area
  • A Masters degree from an accredited university in the behavioral and mental health field (e.g., social work, counseling, psychology)
  • At least 6 months post-masters supervised experience with evidence-based therapies (e.g., ERP, CBT, ACT)
  • Knowledge and experience with treating OCD with ERP and/or ACT is preferable but not required

· Specializes in any specific treatment modality including, but not limited to: CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Marriage and Family Systems Therapy, EMDR

· Has clinical competence to provide structured counselling/psychotherapy in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and/or addictions

· Flexible to work days and/or evenings if required

· Has organizing abilities, quick and enthusiastic learner, excellent communicator, receptive to feedback, and good with time management

  • Appointments should be in-person and in group settings
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop genuine rapport with clients
  • Able to work with a high level of flexibility
  • Able to work well independently but also as a team
  • Collaborates with the Clinical team to support client care and needs
  • Implements individualized care plans for the client/family, care- giver based on best practice guidelines
  • Demonstrates interest in continuing education
  • Facilitates coordinated access to services in areas such as assistance with daily living, crisis intervention, treatment, health promotion and prevention through appropriate linkages and referrals.

Evaluates achievement of client goals

  • Supports clients’ growth in personal coping and effectiveness, ex. Goal setting, problem solving, interpersonal, etc.
  • Provides in servicing to clinical team
  • Documents using EMR

Reporting/Prepare monthly and quarterly statistical reports for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care or as required by the TBNPLC

  • Prepare year end summary for MOHLTC and Board of Directors


  • Advocacy: supports appropriate use of available community public services and programs
  • Advocate for client’s civil and legal rights


  • Collaborate with other health care providers regarding after care plan
  • Consult with the interprofessional team when care is beyond the scope of practice to manage or client is destabilizing
  • Collaborate with other IHPs in developing a plan of care based on needs of the client.

Organizational Role

  • Maintaining current knowledge of policy manuals, reading minutes of meetings and keeping up to date with organizational events.
  • Contributing to the efficient functioning of the organization and the attainment of goals.
  • Base practice on sound theoretical knowledge, evidence based care, and best practice guidelines.
  • Arranging priorities as necessary to perform tasks.
  • Knowing established work and administrative procedures.

Confidentiality of Information

  • Ensures adherence to the freedom of information act and protection of privacy.
  • Exercises reasonable care with caution in protecting confidential and sensitive information related to clients and personnel.

Twin Bridges NPLC Team Development

  • Promotes awareness of TBNPLC services and programs with clients and in the community.
  • Actively participates in staff, team and committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Provides leadership and mentorship to Social Work/Psychotherapy students that enter TBNPLC on a placement.
  • Participates in the education of other health professional students.

· Participates in the development planning and evaluation of treatment, education, counselling and health promotion activities of the TBNPLC


  • Communicates effectively with health care team members to create a cohesive team and seamless services to the community.
  • Communicates effectively with all clients, families, peers, other health care professionals and community partners.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary meetings as required.

Professional Development

  • Maintains and develops professional competence through ongoing professional development. Fully participates in the Continuing Competence Program of the Ontario College of Social Workers and College of Psychotherapists’
  • Stays current and aware of opportunities to implement new, evidenced-based methods of client assessment, treatment and programming.
  • Participates in self-directed learning to ensure that practice remains relevant by attending professional conferences, e learning and journal reviews.
  • Participates on interdisciplinary committees to promote professional/interpersonal development.
  • Participates in clinical projects, program review and development as required.

Related Duties

  • Models the values and philosophy of the Corporation.
  • Exhibits a commitment to life-long learning.
  • Maintains confidentiality of team, personnel and client information.
  • Facilitates appropriate in-house and external education sessions.
  • Assists with planning and attends special events.
  • Performs other associated duties as require



Education, Experience and Skills:

· Masters degree in Social Work /Psychotherapy from a recognized university.

· Three to five years counseling/therapy experience: preferable in a community setting

· Additional supervised clinical training

· Proficiencies in assessment, motivational interviewing, psychotherapy and psychological counseling techniques for working with individuals, couples, families and communities

· Demonstrated knowledge of the mental health act

· Addictions counseling experience

· Experience in developing community linkages and relationships

· Excellence in problem-solving and conflict resolution

· Understanding of community resources

· Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

· Knowledge and understanding of Continuous Quality Improvement

· Exceptional understanding of evidence based practice guidelines.

· Desire and ability to update knowledge and skills through various means including technology-based opportunities, courses, workshops and conferences.

· Multi-tasking skills related to the delivery of efficient primary care including the ability to share information and teach while treating a patient.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Exhibit an ability to be open and non-judgmental.

· Demonstrated ability to work with a team, work independently and work within a community practice setting

· Demonstrated ability to welcome change and manage it innovatively

Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning

· Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills are required

· Experience with an Electronic Medical Record would be an asset

· Experience with Software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

· Membership with the Ontario Association of Social Workers/Psychotherapists and evidence of liability insurance

· Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and/or Psychotherapists

· Current/valid Ontario Driver’s License

· Knowledge of the goals and structure of the organization, the policies and procedures and the programs.

Job Requirements

· Ability to travel within the community

· Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures as per applicable legislation

· Adhere to all policies and procedures of the Twin Bridges NPLC

· Vulnerable police check required

· Proof of required vaccinations as well as well as Covid19 vaccinations

Physical Demands

· Majority of time will be spent with clients providing mental health support in an assigned office or classroom

  • Moderate: The position requires minimal physical effort and the workday comprises roughly equal amounts of standing and sitting, with frequent position changes.
  • This position requires the Social Worker/Psychotherapist to exhibit creativity and exceptional problem solving skills and personal mental health support

· Travel within the community

Work Environment


· The work environment will primarily be in well-lit, well-ventilated clinic that is furnished ergonomically. Exam rooms are spacious, well equipped and supplied. Personal office space will be shared. Ergonomics, health and safety of the Social Worker will be an important consideration when the location is furnished and equipped.

· An office with desk, chair, computer, phone and storage area

· Access to a computer, printer/scanner/fax, photocopier, telephone, AV Equipment including video projection unit, hand-held assessment tools, various teaching aids.

Home Visits

· The Social Worker may be required to provide primary care within a client’s home. These environments are not assessed beforehand and it is the responsibility of the Social Worker’s to assess the environment for health and safety risks. It is the responsibility of the Social Worker to bring to the employer’s attention an unsafe work environment.

· It is policy of the TBNPLC that no employee is exposed to second-hand smoke.


· Due to the collaborative nature of this position, the Social Worker /Psychologist may be required to attend meetings at other organization’s offices.

· Travel may be required to client homes.

· Travel related to the fulfillment of this position description will be reimbursed.

Financial Responsibility

· All Twin Bridges NPLC employees are responsible for ensuring that resources are purchased and used in an appropriate and transparent manner

· Expenses must be submitted monthly

· May participate in the expenditure of resources as planned.

Impact of Judgement and Errors

  • Poor decisions and/or omissions can impact harmfully on client health. The level of impact could range from very low to extremely high.
  • Poor interpersonal skills could impact negatively on relations with staff, community partners, clients and the public. The level of impact could range from very low to moderate.

Reporting relationships

The Social Worker/Psychotherapist reports to the Clinical Lead NP. In clinical matters, the Social Worker collaborates with NP’s, collaborative physician and other TBNPLC Team members to provide the most efficient, appropriate primary care to a client of the TBNPLC. The Social Worker/Psychotherapist collaborates with other community health partners to deliver appropriate services and programs to the community.

Job Types: Full Time , Contract leading to permanent

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60000.-$74,148.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift