Social Worker

Social Worker

Miramichi Lodge
Location: Pembroke,
Posted: May 13th 2024
Salary: $42.14 - $47.43 per hour
Description:

Renfrew County is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. The area is rural in nature and is made up of distinct regions, offering a range of living styles, outdoor adventures and a welcoming community. This could be your opportunity to live life to the fullest. The County of Renfrew offers exciting opportunities to contribute and grow, in a collaborative environment.

We are recruiting for a Social Worker at Miramichi Lodge. This is a contract opportunity until November 2024.

The Social Worker is responsible for the development and implementation of the social work program at Miramichi Lodge. The goal of the program is to ensure that residents are provided with a safe, person-centered, and strengths-based plan of care. Social services include spiritual programs, palliative care support, individual or family therapy, emotional and behavioural support, wellness promotion, and connections to community resources.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provides social services delivered in the context of multicultural understanding and competence, in an environment that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Supports the home in achieving and maintaining a therapeutic environment essential to the optimization of the quality of life and independent functioning of each resident.
  • Promotes community engagement and interaction by encouraging community, resident and staff involvement.
  • Develops relationships and seeking out opportunities for collaboration with a wide range of community resources.
  • Provides specialized support to those living with dementia.
  • Ensures social work programs and services are provided in a manner that focuses on the satisfaction of the residents and fully supports their rights.

Full Job Description

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work as recognized by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
  • Member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, in good standing.
  • Three to five years of relevant experience in a healthcare setting, preferably in a
  • Knowledge of gerontology, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
  • Sound understanding of relevant legislation.
  • Knowledge of available community programs and resources.
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment, intervention, advocacy, knowledge of human behaviour and counselling techniques reflective of current best practices.
  • Experience in case management, service planning, and strengths-based plan of care.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with electronic health records is an asset.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to meet and maintain health and safety standards.
  • Flexibility to work a variety of hours.
Additional Information

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In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

The County of Renfrew is committed to providing a barrier free workplace. If an accommodation is required during the selection or interview process, it will be available upon request.

Contact Information
Human Resources
Miramichi Lodge
Pembroke, Ontario

Website: www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca
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