At Home and Community Care Support Services Toronto Central by providing an accessible workplace, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. That is why we are intentionally committed to diversity and inclusion by providing an accessible and inclusive work place for all persons. We are strongly committed to include Black, Indigenous, visible minorities, Francophone, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, neurodiversity, women, national origin, ancestry, disability status, age, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, all faiths, or any other aspect, which makes them unique, through recognizing each applicant through anti-racism and anti-oppressive practices to ensure equitable opportunity.
The incumbent will assess referred clients for eligibility in the Home and Community Care Support Services Toronto Central and assist ineligible clients in finding alternative sources of care. Responsibilities include working with clients and their families/care givers to ensure that their needs are met through the development, co-ordination, and monitoring of comprehensive service plans, and act as the contact between clients and various community agencies and providers.
- A nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, dietician or speech language pathologist currently licensed, registered or certified according to the requirements of the profession in the Province of Ontario; or a Social Worker with a MSW and membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW); or be currently employed as a care co-ordinator.
- A minimum of one (1) year relevant clinical or community health experience.
- Excellent assessment skills and ability to make decisions with limited information is required.
- Understands specific needs and challenges of the frail elderly.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, decision-making skills, and high flexibility is required.
- Ability to work independently and co-operatively in a busy multi-disciplinary situation.
- Knowledge of community resources and situations that can be managed in the community.
- Demonstrated understanding of all destinations and care options for clients – including supportive housing, LTC, convalescence, short stay etc. as a destination.
- Ability to remain calm and de-escalate clients/caregivers presenting in the Emergency Department environment.
- Knowledge of and experience working with culturally diverse groups is required.
- Additional language skills preferred.
- Demonstrated computer literacy in a Windows environment is required
- Physical/medicine expertise is preferred.