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Surrey Place

Social Worker

Job Description

About Surrey Place

Surrey Place is a not-for-profit that serves people of all ages with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments in the Toronto region and Northwestern Ontario. We offer integrated services and inclusive support in a safe and welcoming environment.

Our approach is family-based, which centres the interests and care of our clients, families and caregivers by teaching them skills. We strive to ensure the greatest access to services and support our clients in navigating the health care system. Surrey Place helps people learn new skills, gain self-confidence and reach their full potential.

Position Description

The Urgent Response Services Program within Complex Community Teams at Surrey Place provides short-term assessment and intervention (up to a max of 12 weeks) to children and youth (to age 18) and families who are in or waiting for service and have significant, immediate needs.

The goals of this short-term service are to provide rapid supports for each child, youth, and family to stabilize a recently escalated high risk behaviour, and to improve the coping and managing by the caregivers.

Surrey Place is seeking a Social Worker to increase services available to African, Caribbean, and Black clients and their caregivers/families. The successful applicant will report to the Manager, Complex Community Teams.

This position will be responsible for providing support largely to black clients and caregivers/families, as appropriate, and clinical interventions targeting parent self-care and coping and counselling as required. Working within an interdisciplinary team, this position will provide the social work inputs and perspective with an anti-oppressive and anti-black racism practice.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide psychotherapy and/or psychosocial therapy assessments and services to families.
  • Provide culturally sensitive services that consider the experiences of African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) communities.
  • Conduct culturally appropriate assessments and treatment plans for clients, caregivers/families.
  • Establish and implement measurable objectives for outcome evaluation with the involvement of families through assessing the strengths and needs of clients and their caregivers/families.
  • Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team to prepare and contribute to goal oriented-treatment plans.
  • Provide regular wellness checks proactively or by appropriate request.
  • Develop a plan to assist clients and families after the completion of URS services.
  • Knowledge of the resiliency and strength, cultural diversity, and intersectional experiences of African, Caribbean and Black clients.
  • Participate in training, student placement supervision, and research activities.


  • Master of Social Work degree from an accredited university.
  • Current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers and/or the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists.
  • Three years’ experience in a community-based organization specializing in meeting the various needs of complex individuals with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated competence in a variety of psychotherapy techniques including but not limited to systems therapies, CBT, ACT, psychodynamic, interactive therapy, and counselling.
  • Significant experience providing family-centred services for both assessment and treatment interventions and provision of individual and family therapies.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills are required.
  • The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening), and proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook), and other software such as scheduling, client database management, etc.
  • Fluency in French is considered an asset.

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