Geriatric Mental Health Case Manager - Cota

Sep 22, 2020
Toronto, Ontario
Summer, Internship, Work While Studying, Co-op

July 23, 2020 – August 6, 2020

Geriatric Mental Health Case Manager
Scarborough Integrated Service Team
 (Community Paramedic-Led Clinics)

Bargaining Unit Position
One (1) Permanent Part-Time
20 hours per week

Cota is an accredited community-based organization that has been supporting adults with mental health and cognitive challenges to live well within their communities for over 40 years. We provide person-centred supports that assist individuals to find inspiration and hope in their inherent strengths and support them to pursue meaningful change in their lives, as they define it. We also work collaboratively with our funders, our partners and other stakeholders, across the provincial health and social service systems, to inspire positive change in the way that services are delivered to individuals living with mental health and cognitive challenges.

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who will work enthusiastically to deliver recovery oriented, client and family centered and comprehensive services that meet client needs, ensure client safety and work within a quality improvement framework to identify opportunities for enhancing quality and quantitative outcomes of the services. Client and family centered care is guiding principle at Cota that helps improve decision making processes, health outcome and client experiences. The successful individual will embed this guiding principle into their work.

Community Paramedic-Led Clinic is an initiative working with Toronto Paramedic Services and Hong Fook Mental Health Association to provide weekly health clinics in 5 TCHC buildings in the Scarborough area. The program will provide home visits to tenants living in the building with a history of frequent ambulance use or emergency visits. The Paramedic-Led Clinics and home visits will assess the social-economic, environmental, and medical needs of the individual and then connect them to various community agencies. The Geriatric Mental Health Case Manager will assess risks, identify priorities, design creative service plans, and provide community-based case management supports to seniors living in the 5 TCHC buildings.

The Scarborough Integrated Service Team seeks a Case Manager with Geriatric Mental Health qualifications to join our interdisciplinary program. The case manager will work closely with Toronto Paramedic Services and Hong Fook Mental Health Association.

This team is comprised of Case Managers who have expertise in Acquired Brain Injuries, Mental Health, Geriatric Mental Health, Dual Diagnosis, Addictions, and Nursing. As a member of this interdisciplinary team, you will provide expertise in the area of Geriatric Mental Health by providing individualized support to clients living with age-related dementia and clients over age 65 living with a serious mental illness. You will contribute to the development of comprehensive client-centred assessments and treatment plans, and coordinate services for an assigned group of clients that includes a range of treatment, rehabilitation and support services. You will provide education about the nature of dementia, mental illness and/or emotional difficulties to clients and caregivers.

The successful candidate requires a combination of:

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (i.e. Psychology, Social Work, etc.), AND
  • One year of experience in a position working with the Geriatric Population
  • Knowledge of Dementia and other age related illnesses
  • Extensive knowledge of formal and informal community services for seniors
  • Knowledge and understanding of the client population and an ability to work effectively with people living with serious mental illness
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a serious mental illness to live successfully in community residences, work in market jobs, and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services
  • Knowledge of principles of case management theory and practice using a client-centred and mental health Recovery philosophy
  • Excellent clinical judgement and decision-making skills including a keen awareness of participant-clinician boundary issues
  • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team is an asset
  • Experience working in a community agency is an asset
  • Experience working with other organizations as a team
  • PIECES certificate training is an asset 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of community resources and/or demonstrated ability to search for applicable resources/information

Working conditions:

  • Visits will be conducted in the participants’ homes, clinics, hospital and other community settings
  • Availability to work day & evening hours, and weekends as may be required

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and car required for travel within Scarborough

To Apply:

Please forward a cover letter and your current resume on or before August 6, 2020 by 4:00pm to Human Resources via e-mail: and reference Job Posting #260.

Posting ad date is July 23, 2020; the posting will remain open until successfully filled.

If you have any requirements for accommodation due to disability, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment and selection process. We will work with you to best meet your needs as per resources available to us.

Cota is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We request no emails, faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please. Cota encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.)

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