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Social Worker - Provincial Adult ADHD Program - UPEI Health and Wellness Centre (Grant Funded)

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
UPEI Health and Wellness Centre
Social Worker
Full-Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$81,833 to $90,733 per annum (Grant Funded)


As soon as possible for a one-year term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding, and departmental requirements)

The UPEI Health & Wellness Centre is launching a Provincial ADHD Program for Adults on PEI. The program is funded by the Department of Social Development and Housing and UPEI. The program is seeking a Social Worker as part of the team of professionals who will support individuals who are living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The social worker will provide direct service and work closely with other members of the Provincial ADHD Program. The social worker will report directly to the Director of the UPEI Health & Wellness Centre.


  • Direct clinical service to individuals 16+ who are referred to the Provincial ADHD Program
  • Participate in team meetings, coaching and mentoring sessions and individual/group counselling sessions

 The Social Worker will be expected to directly engage in or supervise the following: 

  • Provide a wide range of assessment, diagnosis, treatment and consultation services for individuals who are referred to the Provincial ADHD Program for Adults.  The individuals may have multiple co-morbidities, including past criminal behaviors
  • The social worker will assist in developing and monitoring short and long-term plans, and counselling patients on lifestyle issues
  • The social worker will perform Psycho-social assessments – identifying high risk situations to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals and their families/support networks. The assessment includes considering employment, housing finances, supports, etc.
  • The social worker will determine the needs and eligibility for services/resources, explore barriers and identify coping strategies
  • The social worker shall act as an advocate on behalf of the individual and their families/support network. They shall provide support and referrals as appropriate
  • Coordinate and participate in case conferences
  • Receive from and give support to other team members; contribute to the inter-disciplinary effort in improving quality medical/psycho-social care, provide services support and counseling to individuals and their families as they deal with their diagnosis and co-morbidities
  • Follow up with individuals as required to ensure they are meeting their goals; provide education and support to understand their condition, triggers and how to manage impulse control, excessive anger and behaviors
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate the social work components of the program in consultation with other team members. Plan and implement quality improvement initiatives
  • Maintain and protect confidential records and case reporting consistent with policy, procedures, and ethical standards
  • May liaise with other program/population areas (e.g. Holland College, Provincial Corrections, 2SLGBTQIA etc.). This could include assessing the clinical needs of these communities and augment traditional clinical service with evidence informed clinical outreach
  • Performing other duties as required to facilitate the functioning of the Provincial ADHD Program for Adults, which includes but is not limited to contributing to operational policy development and day to day functioning of the clinic


  • Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with training and supervised practice with youth (16+) and adult populations
  • Applicants must be eligible for registration with the PEI Social Work Registration Board; where currently registered, must be a member in good standing
  • Prior experience working with adults with ADHD would be considered an asset
  • Ability to liaise effectively with relevant stakeholders (e.g., UPEI/Holland College students, Provincial Correctional Facility, etc.)
  • Demonstrated strengths in clinical work with cultural and other groups and personal diversities
  • Demonstrated effective professional skills including time management, interpersonal skills, oral and written skills, effective team building skills, collaborative, and consultative practice skills
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act, FOIPP, Consent to Treatment Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Child Protection Act, Health Professions Act, and other legislative frameworks as needed
  • Working knowledge of the Prince Edward Island Social Work Registration Board Code of Ethics
  • The successful applicant must provide a satisfactory criminal record and vulnerable sector check prior to beginning employment


Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.