Job Openings: Alzheimer Society

Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, and Hamilton Halton are hiring!

The Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, and Hamilton Halton are currently recruiting for: 

  • A full time permanent Outreach Worker in Burlington
  • A casual Exercise Facilitator Worker in Brant, Hamilton and Burlington

More information below:  

 

Position Title: COMMUNITY OUTREACH WORKER in Burlington – Permanent full time
We are looking for a permanent full time (35 hours per week) Community Outreach Worker to provide intensive crisis and transition support for the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO)’s population with a focus on addressing responsive behaviours. In addition to supporting crisis situations, the Outreach Worker will follow and support the client through episodic home visits to provide assessments, coordination of services, collaborating with other agencies, and providing caregivers with strategies for reducing the escalation of behaviours. The Outreach Worker will collaborate with the new/existing BSO Integrated Community

Lead to transition the client (warm hand-over) and help participate in the development of the initial plan of care. Functions of clinical practice for the Outreach Worker include:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Assessment
  • Coordination
  • Support and Education
  • Person-centred care planning
  • Advocacy
  • Capacity building
  • Community Development

The Alzheimer Society is committed to inclusive and accessible employment. We are committed to diversity in employment and welcome applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The salary range for this role is $47,300 to $65,200 and we offer a competitive benefits package. Specialized Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrated and extensive knowledge and skill working with elderly individuals with various types of dementia, delirium, mental health, addictions, other neurological conditions and those who experience an acute behavioural change
  • Demonstrated knowledge and best practice in crisis management
  • Knowledge of current psychiatric and geriatric medications is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of local Community Support Services, Primary Health Care and Mental Health services
  • Knowledge of consent and capacity issues and legislation involving this population (e.g. role of Public Guardian and Trustee, SDM act, Health Care Consent Act, Mental Health Act)

Other Knowledge Qualifications

  • Knowledge of client safety issues and demonstrated capacity to apply client safety practices
  • Knowledge of PIECES framework and templates a strong asset
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams
  • The ability to speak French is considered an asset

Skills
Assessment and Intervention

  • Familiarity with standardized assessment tools (e.g. Folstein, Cornell, Cohen-Mansfield, MoCA)
  • Ability to perform comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment and build rapport with clients
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills to ensure preventative and early detection methods are applied
  • Ability to utilize components of the HNHB BSO Primary Care Toolkit to support client assessments

Person-centred Care

  • Delivers care which recognizes both the uniqueness of each person and an awareness of one’s own contribution to that relationship, including personal attitudes, values and actions.

Communication

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving Skills

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills and ability to problem-solve
  • Ability in conflict resolution and crisis intervention

Education and Facilitation

  • Demonstrated educational/presentation and facilitating skills
  • Sound understanding of principles of adult education

Other

  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to seek opportunities to maximize your productivity, including exploring areas for program development, stakeholder engagement, etc.
  • Valid driver’s license and full time use of reliable vehicle, and willingness to travel is required (e.g. be mobile) and work in various settings/environments
  • Working computer knowledge and skill; familiarity with Excel and ACCESS is an asset
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and as a team member
  • Clear criminal reference check for the vulnerable sector
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times and ensures release of information according to legislation or organization policy
  • Evening and weekend work is required

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a comparable outreach case management or crisis support role working with the defined population. Educational Requirements:
  • Minimum undergraduate degree in a related health discipline (e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy) with a specialization in geriatrics.

Additional Education/Certificates Preferred

  • Current CPR/First Aid certification and Training in Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA)

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with the position title in the subject line, outlining how their skills meet the needs of this position to
Human Resources at hr@alzda.ca by April 1, 2016 at 1 pm.

 

Position Title: EXERCISE PROGRAM FACILITATOR Casual
LOCATION: Brant, Hamilton and Burlington
We are looking for enthusiastic and self- motivated individuals to provide an exercise program that is adaptable to the varying degrees of participant abilities and that enables them to maintain an independent lifestyle. This is a casual position to fill in for other Exercise Facilitators who work in Brant, Hamilton and Burlington areas, as needed. Access to a car and a valid driver’s license are required.
The Alzheimer Society is committed to inclusive and accessible employment. We are committed to diversity in employment and welcome applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Specialized Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Valid CPR certification
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively, as a member of a team, with staff, volunteers and other organizations
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner with a minimal amount of supervision
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills  Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Clear criminal reference check for the vulnerable sector

Experience Requirements:

  • Experience offering exercise programs
  • Experience working with seniors or persons with dementia consider an asset

Educational Requirements:

  • College diploma in health related field or recreation or equivalent education and/or experience.
  • Knowledge of Adult fitness principles and approaches.
  • Having the following Seniors Fitness Instruction Courses through the Canadian Center for Activity and Aging is an asset: Seniors Fitness Instructors Course; Functional Fitness for Frail Adults

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with the position title and area of interest in the subject line, outlining how their skills meet the needs of this position to
Human Resources at hr@alzda.ca by noon on April 1, 2016