Social Worker
Age-Wise Solutions Inc.
Marmora, ON

JOB TITLE: Social Worker

HOURS OF WORK: 15 hours Weekly

LOCATION: Marmora, ON

SUMMARY: The Social Worker provides quality social work services consistent with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

Age-Wise Solutions Inc. is looking for a Registered Social Worker who is passionate about promoting the value of vulnerable elderly living in long-term care. The Social Worker will work closely with the interdisciplinary team to ensure collaborative problem solving that strives to reach an optimal quality of life for all residents.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide therapeutic counselling in complex areas such as, life transitions, grief and loss, mental health
  • Assess for and aid in the treatment of mental health
  • Assist in the development of communication strategies for residents and their families
  • Conduct psychosocial, cognitive, depression assessments
  • Complete suicide risk assessments, interventions and monitoring
  • Enhance interpretation of diagnostic tools
  • Conduct resident or caregiver support groups
  • Facility Committee work as required, such as, Palliative Care and Ethics
  • Attend Care Conferences to provide Social Work updates and consultation
  • Staff liaison and support to the Family Council
  • Provide mediation between home and resident/ family
  • Ongoing education for residents, family and staff about the importance of person-centered/ social model of care
  • Active engagement with outside agencies to offer additional support or augment what already exists
  • Liaise on behalf of residents with respect to issues related to Powers of Attorney, Substitute Decision Makers, The Consent and Capacity Board and the Public Guardian and Trustee

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Registration in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited university
  • Experience in long-term care/ psychiatric / medical social work practice preferred
  • Certificate in Gerontology or Dementia Care preferred
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach an asset
  • PIECES trained an asset

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in the care of seniors and their families
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively as an interdisciplinary team member and independently
  • Clinical competence and commitment to quality resident care
  • Superior skills in advocating on behalf of clients
  • Calm and patient listener
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including ability to prioritize workload
  • Maintains current working knowledge of relevant legislation which includes the following: Long-Term Care Act, Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decisions Act, PHIPA

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current Vulnerable Sector Check and clear 2 Step TB tests prior to start date
  • Professional and Commercial Liability Insurance

Age-Wise Solutions Inc. thanks all candidates for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Part-time