Psychogeriatric Case Manager - Arleta - LOFT Community Services
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PSYCHOGERIATRIC CASE MANAGER -ARLETA
1 Full Time Permanent Position
As a Psychogeriatric Case Manager, you will be part of a team that assesses, identifies and facilitates support networks and linkages for older adults and seniors living in LOFT Seniors Program sites in the Jane/Finch area and/or living independently on their own in the wider Jane/Finch community. Many of these seniors will be living with mental illness and/or addiction challenges. You will facilitate connections with primary care and community support services, create coordinated care /support plans with individuals, and provide crisis intervention as needed. You will also implement outreach and community development activities.
Note: Staff will be required to work in residents’ rooms/apartment units and may therefore be exposed to secondhand smoke. There may be evening and weekend hours.
- Completion of or working towards a diploma/degree in Social Work/Social Services/Human Services or equivalent;
- Minimum three years related experience in providing support to vulnerable adults and/or seniors with special needs including mental illness, addictions, complex physical health challenges and severe social isolation;
- An excellent understanding of harm reduction, recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation principles, the therapeutic relationship, and an ability to come to an agreement with clients on goals/priorities;
- Crisis intervention skills, with well developed problem solving abilities and interpersonal skills;
- Group counselling related to mental health, addictions and related issues;
- Good oral and written communication skills and computer literacy, including MS Word and Excel;
- Counselling and responding skills;
- Creativity and flexibility to approaches;
- Knowledge of community resources and supports;
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team and interact with workers from a variety of agencies;
- Strong assessment skills;
- Understanding of cultural competency and framework;
- Valid drivers’ license; to transport clients in vehicles (LOFT owned and/or personal vehicle);
- Ability to speak and write in Spanish is an asset
- Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
TO APPLY: Send your Resume and Cover letter to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE: September 15, 2019
PLEASE INCLUDE “PCM – ARLETA” IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF ANY EMAILS