In the provision of patient and non-patient care activities, the primary responsibilities of the Community Support Worker include: Alternate Level of Care Avoidance by supporting patients to transition to the community and maintaining flow, educating patients and families regarding financial resources available in the community and through private insurance systems; assisting in accessing government, charitable and private resources (extended health, motor vehicle accident etc.) for equipment needs, rehab and support services, such as housing and transportation; advocating at organizational and community levels on behalf of patients and families in accessing resources appropriate to their needs, including document replacement, citizenship and health coverage; participating in program planning and quality improvement activities; participating in program, hospital and professional development; collaborating with inter-professional teams, community-based and private service providers.
- Social Service Worker diploma or a combination of related training and experience required
- Completion of a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Arts, Science or equivalent an asset
- Eligibility for registration with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers is required
- Knowledge of community resources and services essential
- Computer proficiency required
- Knowledge of policies, legislation, programs and issues related to social assistance institutions and services
- Strong verbal and written communication and advocacy skills
- Previous experience working with the Spinal Cord Injury patient population preferred
November 21, 2019 CLOSING DATE: until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.