Job Title:

Social Worker (Masters)


St. Joseph's Care Group


Thunder Bay , ON

Bargaining Unit: OPSEU
Status: Full Time
Department: Mental Health Outpatient Program
Site: St. Joseph's Health Centre
Shifts: Days

The Mental Health Outpatient Program requires a full time highly organized team player who will join our interprofessional team to assist us in carrying out the mission of St. Joseph's Care Group. This role requires a demonstrated appreciation of client-centred strength based care including the importance of accessibility, accountability, best practices and evaluation. It also requires knowledge and/or experience with decision guide processes, brief services including group and individual counselling, motivational interviewing, evidenced based practices, and holistic programming.


  • Masters of Social Work Degree and current registration with the OCSWSSW
  • Knowledge and experience with referral processes and triage, decision guide processes and system navigation, assessing and treating individuals with serious and persistent mental illness
  • Demonstrated skills in assessments, treatment, individual and group counselling
  • Training and experience in motivational interviewing and solution focused methods, principles in self management and strengths-based interventions
  • Experience/training in a variety of evidence based therapies such as: solution focused therapy, EMDR, CPT, CBT, DBT, and group therapies, ASIST training or equivalent
  • Knowledge and skills in a range of theoretical perspectives, psychosocial rehabilitation principles, self-management and holistic wellness approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interprofessional team with skills, knowledge and attitudes in: interprofessional communication; patient/client/family/community-centred care; role clarification; team functioning; collaborative leadership and interprofessional conflict resolution
  • Knowledge of Indigenous worldviews, cultural practices and understanding of the impact of colonization on Indigenous populations an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, judgment, critical thinking skills, problem-solving and time management skills
  • Ability to utilize technology to effectively document in electronic medical records and retrieve relevant information
  • Knowledge of the work and programs within St. Joseph's Care Group mental health and community resources, and an understanding of relevant legislation (i.e., Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, PHIPA), knowledge of other community services and programs for adults
  • Demonstrated regular attendance at work


Offers of employment made to external candidates are conditional upon providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per the SJCG Immunization Policy IMS-04-005
or proof of valid medical exemption, prior to the offered effective date. If proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption is not provided, the offer of employment is rescinded.


SJCG cares about "Our People", and we know that a welcoming, caring, and supportive environment creates a positive work place that ensures employees are able to provide the best possible care to our clients.

As a team member, you will be offered:

  • Competitive and progressive salary and benefit packages
  • Relocation Assistant (some restrictions apply)
  • Ongoing professional development and advanced education
  • Employee wellness initiatives
  • Opportunities to participate in research and teaching initiatives
  • Tuition loan program
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Employee recognition program
  • Employee Discounts


  • Combining tradition & innovation in responding to the unmet needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario since 1884.
  • Offers a broad range of programs and services in Rehabilitative Care, Addictions & Mental Health, and Seniors' Health across 8 sites in the City of Thunder Bay.
  • Over 2,200 staff and growing.
  • Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest level awarded by Accreditation Canada.
  • Designated by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) as the Best Practice Spotlight Organization.
  • Uses technology to help overcome challenges to healthcare including the sheer size of Northwestern Ontario to bring care closer to the people we serve.
  • Northwestern Ontario regional lead for Rehabilitative Care, Behavioural Supports and Palliative Care.
  • Coupling research with mobilization, our Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR) supports internal and external staff and clinicians through expertise, project consultation and knowledge translation.
  • Continues to advance a self-management approach to care, and we are involving our clients more closely in their own care decisions to achieve the health outcomes that are important to them.



If you enjoy the benefits of work life balance that a smaller centre can offer, with the benefit of working in a large and progressive organization, come join us in the North!

Nestled on the pristine shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by the beauty of nature, Thunder Bay, with a population of 115,000, offers a perfect balance of urban and rural life. With world class sailing, boating, camping, hiking, and cycling in the summer months, and downhill and cross country skiing in the winter, Thunder Bay has something to offer healthy living enthusiasts throughout the year. Affordable housing and a vibrant, culturally diverse community with access to fine dining and the arts, make this community a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. Thunder Bay has excellent schools, including publicly funded French language, French immersion, and International Baccalaureate programs, as well as Confederation College and Lakehead University. Thunder Bay is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the newest Law program in Ontario. Thunder Bay also offers innovative opportunities through the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute.


SJCG is an approved Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program employer. The RNIP is a new community-driven immigration program designed to create a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in Thunder Bay, ON.

To learn more about the RNIP program, please visit Joseph's Care Group is committed to providing high quality client-centred care by building a respectful and inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. Individuals who speak a second language including French, Finnish, Italian, Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, etc. are encouraged to apply.


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Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

Applications from all qualified individuals are welcome. We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posted 2022-01-10

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