Older Adult Addictions Case Manager - COPA - Reconnect Community Health Services
Positions Available: 1 Compensation: $47,000.000 to $61,406.00 Per Annum
Unionized Position: Yes Hours of Work: 37.50 hours per week
Union: OPSEU L5116
Position Type: Full-time Permanent
Job Class: Clinical
Reporting to a clinical program manager, the Older Adult Addictions Case Manager will provide services which engage older adults with addictions, concurrent disorders and gambling issues in the improvement of their quality of life. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Initiate intakes and conduct needs assessments;
- Develop and implement a plan of care with short and long-term objectives, with ongoing monitoring until clients can be discharged from service;
- Provide case management services which include assessment, intensive case management, long term planning, and follow up services when needed;
- Provide addictions/concurrent disorder support and clinical counselling with emphasis on harm reduction;
- Screen and respond to crisis calls initiated by clients, family members, friends, health care providers, and community agencies;
- Refer and link clients and caregivers to a range of community resources, including housing, legal supports, health supports, meals, drop-in centres, social recreational program, clothing exchanges, etc.;
- Work closely with senior’s services, long-term care homes, transitional care, acute care, emergency departments, rehabilitation centres, and other professionals, agencies and groups, to identify problems and possible solutions for service provision and improvement.
The successful candidate will possess:
- University degree and/or Community College Diploma in social services or related field
- Minimum three years related experience in direct service delivery to adults with serious substance use issues
- Demonstrated experience supporting seniors with mental health and substance use issues from a recovery and harm reduction approach
Key skills and abilities we are looking for:
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Demonstrated case management and referral skills; and ability to effectively link clients to supportive services
- Self-directed and independent, but also experienced in working effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary team, which includes internal and external stakeholders
- Applied computer skills (Microsoft Office, Client Information Systems, Web browsing)
- Fluency in a second language is a strong asset and preferred
- Valid Driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle is required
- Criminal background check;
- Must be willing to work flexible hours including, evenings as required.
Who we are:
Reconnect Community Health Services is a Toronto based not-for-profit offering a wide range of programs, treatment, support services and help to individuals 16 years of age and older. Our services include Adult Day Services, Case Management, Home Help and Personal Care, Meals on Wheels, Therapeutic Falls Prevention, Mental Health Multidisciplinary Teams, Addictions Case Management, Crisis Outreach and Crisis Beds.
All interested applicants who meet the qualifications listed above are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 24, 2019. Please reference "Older Adult Addictions Case Manager" in the subject line of your email.
To request an accommodation in the application process, contact us by phone at (416) 248-2050 ext. 5288
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Reconnect Community Health Services
1281 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario M6E 1B8
Reconnect Community Health Services promotes the principles of and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We strongly encourage applicants with lived experiences, from Indigenous communities, people of all races, colors, ethnic origins, religions, disabilities and sexual orientations to apply. We recognize that equitable access to employment is an agent in social change.