Social Worker Masters (OSPP)

Competition #


Job Title

Social Worker Masters (OSPP) 


Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program 


Temporary (April 2024 - April 2025)

Work Type



ONA Paramedical 

Shift Assignment


Bilingualism Required


Police Check Requirement

Vulnerable Sector Check 


RLHC-ONA Paramedical 

Salary Information


Application Closing Date

Posted until filled 




Provide individual and/or group-centered, evidence-based, short-term, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and related approaches to adults who experience mild to moderate depression, anxiety, and anxiety-related conditions.



Under the general direction of the Clinical Manager, Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program.



  1. Provide triage and intake to clients seeking Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) services.
  2. Conduct clinical assessments (e.g. Diagnostic Assessment Research Tool, Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), and General Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7)) to identify symptoms experienced by clients and create individualized treatment plans.
  3. Provide individual and group protocol-based structured psychotherapy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), in adherence with the OSP Clinical Model and Training guidelines to clients with mood, anxiety, concurrent disorders and/or trauma experiences.
  4. Provide psychotherapy services virtually and in-person based on client/program needs.
  5. Participate in regular clinical consultation and related activities in adherence with fidelity monitoring requirements and program guidelines.
  6. Maintain accurate and timely documentation and reports in adherence with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and program-specific requirements.
  7. Collaborate with team members across the OSP program’s network of organizations under the provision of care.
  8. Contribute to ongoing program development and program evaluation; implement new practices as required.
  9. Assist in providing service navigation for clients whose needs are beyond the offerings of the OSP program.
  10. Work in partnership with clients, their formal and informal supports and the team to support each clients’ successful integration into their communities.
  11. Maintain up-to-date charting/records in compliance with HSN policies and OSP procedures, and mandatory reporting requirements and standards.
  12. Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required.
  13. Evaluate patient care and satisfaction on an ongoing basis and formulate solutions for improvement.
  14. Participate in the OSP training program, consultation model, and ongoing education.
  15. Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve goal outcomes.
  16. Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
  17. Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place.
  18. Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required. 
  19. Perform other duties as required.   






  1. Minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited university.
  2. Current Certificate of Registration in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) is required.
  3. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training (NVCI) is required.
  4. Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.



  1. Minimum of one (1) year of experience in triage, clinical assessment, and treatment delivery of evidence-based CBT and CPT. 
  2. Experience with in-person and virtual care delivery is preferred.
  3. Experience working in a community-based or outpatient setting is preferred.
  4. Experience utilizing evidence-based CBT treatment models with clients experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and anxiety related conditions is preferred.



  1. Demonstrated knowledge and practiced skills in providing culturally safe and responsive mental health services to clients of diverse ethno-racial and cultural backgrounds.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of the science and practice of structured psychotherapy including a full range of psychotherapeutic and assessment techniques to assess, plan, coordinate and implement clinical protocols.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of CBT, CPT, and other evidence-based structured psychotherapies.
  4. Demonstrated ability to distinguish features of depression, anxiety, anxiety related conditions, and the etiology/treatment of these disorders.
  5. Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, Regulated Health Professions Act, Health Care Consent Act, professional standards to ensure compliance and consistency in provision of client care).
  7. Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
  8. Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue improvement.
  9. Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
  10. Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  11. Demonstrated effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to organize and prioritize as required.
  12. Demonstrated discretion and maturity when handling confidential information.
  13. Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.



  1. Successful Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
  2. Ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with health care providers and patients.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  4. Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  5. Demonstrated positive work record and good attendance record.
  6. Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours as required.
  8. Ability to travel between local sites.



Selection Process:  Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability, experience and qualifications as identified in the resume and completed Application Form submitted. The Hospital reserves the right to conduct a formal interview where required.