• Part Time
  • Gore Bay
  • August 5, 2024

Website Age-Wise Solutions Inc.

Social Worker

At Age-Wise Solutions Inc. our Social Worker’s protect their time to directly support residents living in long-term care and their care partners. Our Social Work Program has a clinical focus with a suggested emphasis on admission/adjustment support for residents and family.

Our practice model offers autonomy and flexibility. Our part-time roles are perfect for those in private practice, those looking to specialize with this population and/or those who are retired and looking to re-enter their helping profession on a part-time basis. That being said, we do need our Social Workers onsite between Monday-Friday, during the day, as part of the role is working closely with the interdisciplinary team.

We are always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. If you’re looking for a place that aligns with your values, passion and desire to learn, supported by peers who enjoy collaborating and sharing knowledge, we invite you to talk to us. You can learn more about us at www.agewise.ca.

How Age-Wise Supports Social Workers:

Comprehensive long-term care orientation
Ongoing mentorship and peer support
Ongoing education
Provides a professional network
Flexible work schedule
No overtime pressures
Expand your professional toolbox quickly:

No day will be the same. You will be exposed to a diversified case load on a regular basis and the areas of focus will include therapeutic counselling, mental health, substance abuse, family strain, grief & bereavement, palliative care, co-resident challenges and more.

Social Work Role:

Responsibilities include:

Provide therapeutic counselling in complex areas such as, life transitions, grief and loss, mental health
Assess for and provide support in the treatment of mental health
Conduct psychosocial, cognitive, depression assessments
Complete suicide risk assessments, interventions and monitoring
Conduct resident and/or caregiver support groups
Provide mediation between home and resident/ family
Ongoing education for residents, family and staff on topics related to long-term care such as dementia, grief/loss, caregiver stress, resident-centered care
Active engagement with outside agencies to offer additional support or augment what already exists
Advocate 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

Qualifications

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
Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in the care of elderly and their families
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team and independently
Clinical competence and commitment to quality resident care
Superior skills in advocating on behalf of vulnerable individuals
Calm and patient listener
Self-motivated and ability to manage a varied caseload
Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal)
Excellent organizational, problem-solving, decision- making, conflict resolution and critical thinking abilities
Maintains current working knowledge of relevant legislation which includes the following: Fixing Long-Term Care Act, Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decisions Act, PHIPA
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning
Current Vulnerable Sector Check and clear 2 Step TB tests prior to start date
Professional and Commercial Liability Insurance
Experience in long-term care/ psychiatric / medical social work practice
Certificate in Gerontology or Dementia Care
MoCA Montreal – Cognitive Assessment trained and certified
Gentle Persuasive Approach
PIECES trained
Palliative Care

Age-Wise Solutions Inc. thanks all candidates for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For a more detailed look at our company and values, please visit us at www.agewise.ca

Job Type: Part-time

Expected hours: 7.5 per week

Schedule:

Day shift
Evening shift
Monday to Friday

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree (required)

Expected start date: 2024-08-12

To apply for this job please visit www.agewise.ca.