Employment Status: Temporary, Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Program Name: Special Services at Home and Passport Program
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Work Schedule: Days, Evenings
Anticipated End Date: 04/22/2022
On Call: No
The Coordinator is responsible for developing an individual support plan for a high-volume caseload of clients in receipt of the Special Services at Home Program and Passport Program. These programs are funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. The coordinator determines and assesses the needs of individuals with disabilities requiring support as well as the needs of their families in order to develop individualized support plans. The coordinator is also responsible for the matching of contracted support workers, acts as an ongoing resource to families and support workers, and provides high quality and impactful services for clients in the community.
Coordinate and provide support for a caseload in accordance with program criteria, guidelines and directives
Responsible to ensure referrals and support are provided in emergency and urgent situations
Develops and conducts a comprehensive therapeutic rapport.
Facilitates access to client identified services to support the care plan and goals.
Makes referrals to community and health resources as required
With client consent, consults with partners in care service plans to ensure shared understanding of client needs and appropriate interventions/services to meet those needs.
Monitors client progress and adjusts care plans as required
Reviews client care plan expenditures and supports clients to manage within the budgets
Collects and reports relevant data to Manager when necessary.
Adheres to the prescribed privacy policies and standards for Community Support Service agencies including VON.
Positively and professionally represents all CSS agencies and service providers.
Screen and match support workers and facilitate interviews and contracts with appropriate support worker matches.
Meet with family and support worker to facilitate an interview in order to develop goals of the services and to negotiate terms of agreement.
Ensure referrals and support are provided in emergency and urgent situations
External and Internal Relationships:
Engages frequently with Administrative Support, Community Support and Home Care program Coordinators and Manager.
Networks and collaborates with all regional partners, providers and agencies.
Education, Designations and Experience:
University Degree or College Diploma in Heath or Social Services field.
Minimum of 3 years related experience in a home and community care organization or social services program including experience in case management
Broad working knowledge of community resources, including service and programs within defined catchment area.
Proven experience in building external and community relationships.
Demonstrated experience in completing validated common assessment tools and maintaining competency.
Knowledge and skills in comprehensive assessment and the ability to maintain proficiency.
Computer proficiency in Windows OS and Microsoft office programs.
Working with volunteers and seniors an asset.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Skilled in communication (verbal, written, listening), rapport building and relationship management.
Strong computer proficiency.
The ability to use analytical skills and understand/interpret client assessment data.
Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, while prioritizing, meeting deadlines and working well under pressure.
Demonstrated skills in leadership, team building, communication and education.
Time management and strong organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to accept and facilitate change.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
The successful candidate must be able to work flexible hours in order to meet client and family needs which will include evenings and weekends
Must have access to a personal vehicle for business use and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check
A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or a Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements.
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