POSITION SUMMARY: 

Provide outreach and advocacy services, counseling and care planning to individuals and caregivers directly

and through support group leadership. In addition, the Supervisor will be responsible for community

development.

 
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  This is a six month contract position.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work to optimize client safety and quality of care with isolated, frail, low income elderly, disabled persons and families
  • Caregiver support, counseling, training and education
  • Responds to client concerns and problems by providing information and ensuring service needs are met
  • Intake, information and referral service, case consultation and group work
  • Community capacity building, including developing professional working relationships through networking, participation and memberships in organizations and associations
  • Responsible for day-today operation of program service delivery
  • Assists with setting goals and objectives for the program
  • Makes recommendations about policies and procedures
  •  Collects data and produces statistical reports and ensures program targets are met
  • Supervises Social Service Worker students completing placements with CANES
  • Willing and able to work as part of a team concept within a supportive environment
  • Works closely with all CANES staff in the provision of services and programs
  • Attends staff, committee and management team meetings
  • Attends seminars and workshops for upgrading training and education to fulfil the responsibilities of the job
  • Develops and maintains effective community relations to promote the agency and takes part in homemaking meetings, workshops and seminars held within the community
  • Ensures the anti-racism policy is achieved in the program
  • Ensures that CANES safety policies and procedures are maintained and adhered to
  • Responsible for emergency preparedness plan of the program and implements it in times of emergency
  • Contribute to a culture of client safety and employee Health and Safety, by complying with all safety practices of the organization, reporting unsafe practices and adverse events, and acting on safety recommendations
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in social work or equivalent education and experience
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Assessment and intervention skills
  • Experience working in geriatrics and with people with dementia
  • Computer skills - intermediate level
  • Experience and knowledge in community capacity and community resources
  • Good communication, organization and writing skills
  • Clear Police Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening

 

HOURS OF WORK:

  • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday however you may be required to work additional hours and occasional weekends as required depending on client and program needs

START DATE:  As soon as possible

POSTING END DATE:  July 12, 2019