Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada and we are committed to delivering care to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada. Our 22,000 team members are dedicated to helping people live better through a commitment to quality service and a passion for what we do.
SOCIAL WORKER – Extendicare Guildwood
Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of over 115 senior care and living centres as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 team members are united by a dedication to quality care and by our vision of being the best provider of senior care and services in Canada
Candidates are invited to apply for the full-time position of Social Worker, to work at our Extendicare Guildwood, a 169 bed long-term care facility, located in Scarborough, Ontario.
Reporting to the Administrator, the Social Worker works in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team to advocate and provide support and services to residents, families and staff.
Completes resident pre-admission, admission and ongoing social work assessment to identify goals and strategies, expected outcomes for care and target dates.
Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences as required
Acts as liaison, as appropriate, with families.
Provides counselling or group sessions for residents and families as identified - i.e., orientation adjustment programs, crisis problem solving, bereavement counselling, etc.
Acts as a resource person to staff who have identified needs for counselling, referrals or support.
Maintains established department plans, policies, procedures.
Plans, provides or arranges for in-service programs for facility staff, residents and families as identified.
Encourages and supports professional growth and development of staff.
Maintains all required records, reports, statistics, etc. for both residents and department in accordance with policies, procedures and legislative requirement.
Participates on committees related to resident care and operation of the facility as required.
Establishes and maintains communications with other disciplines, residents and families, to ensure resident needs are being met.
Liaises and consults with government officials, company resources and professionals in relation to resident care needs.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Bachelor's degree (BSW) in Social Work from an accredited University.
Master’s degree (MSW) in Social Work from an accredited University preferred
Sound knowledge of community resources and services
Sound knowledge in the fields of aging, gerontology and dementia
Previous experience in long term care preferred.
Knowledge of applicable legislation, individual counselling and group sessions.
Knowledge of occupational health and safety practices, principles and legislation.
Ability to read and write English as well as understand complex verbal and written instructions in English.
Bilingualism (English & French) an asset
CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2021
Interested applicants may forward their resume in confidence to the attention of:
In Ontario, Extendicare, ParaMed Home Health Care and affiliated organizations including our partner homes in Extendicare Assist, accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodation needs must be provided in advance. To discuss your needs, please contact the individual noted in the posting