Geriatric Social Worker
- Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services Inc
- Sault Ste. Marie, ON
- Competitive plus benefits
- Job Category
- Social Work
- Job Type
- Enjoy a competitive salary of $72,000- $74,743 while providing results-oriented counselling services!
- Don't miss this opportunity to develop your practice within a multi-disciplinary community support services team.
- Join an organization that supports life-long learning and provides great professional development and continuous practice development opportunities.
About the Organization
Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services Inc. - N’Mninoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre is an accredited, not for profit community-based health service provider. As one of ten Aboriginal Health Access Centres in Ontario, N’Mninoeyaa is a well-respected, progressive health care organization committed to providing high-quality health care services to the seven member First Nation communities. Situated along the north shore of Lake Huron, along the Highway 17 corridor, between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie.
For more information, please visit: www.nmninoeyaa.ca
Unique in Canada and made in Ontario, AHACs are community-led, primary health care organizations. They provide a comprehensive array of health and social services to Aboriginal peoples.
For more information, please visit: www.aohc.org/aboriginal-health-access-centres
About the Area
Northeastern Ontario, the land where there are as many myths and legends as there are things to do. Northeastern Ontario is vast and beautiful, with thousands of unspoiled lakes and waterways dotting the landscape, ancient red pine forests that have stood tall for generations, and unique cities and attractions all connected by roads that will expose you to some of the most beautiful natural vistas you will ever experience. Northeastern Ontario is truly a place like no other offering a large range of activities for all seasons. As always in the north, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, swimming, canoeing, hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and many other outdoors pursuits are available in abundance.
For more information about this majestic area, please visit: http://northeasternontario.com
About the Opportunity
N’Mninoeyaa’s Community Support Services is seeking a Geriatric Social Worker to join its dynamic, self-motivated group of health care professionals.
Working collaboratively, you will provide psychosocial assessments, diagnosis and treatments and interventions directed at enhancing dignity, self-determination, personal fulfillment, quality of life, optimal functioning, and ensuring the least restrictive living environment possible within the seven partner First Nation communities of the North Shore Tribal Council.
This is a unique work experience for a social worker who is interested in becoming a key member of a team that addresses the health care issues of First Nation and aboriginal seniors.
To qualify, you must have a Degree in Social Work and be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers. Experience in working in geriatrics, gerontology, aging, or social work with older adults is essential.
Demonstrated sensitivity to, and an understanding of the Aboriginal Cultural Values and Traditions will be essential to your success, as is knowledge and the ability to work with people with diverse practices, cultures and beliefs.
You are proficient using computers including mobile phones and you have the capacity to participate in care planning to meet clients’ physical, psychosocial, cultural and emotional needs.
You will also possess:
- Community experience working with the elderly
- An adaptable and flexible attitude
- A clear criminal reference check is a condition of employment
- Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
Funding for this position is provided under the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for Jordan’s Principle acknowledging the caregiver role grandparents play in supporting the family. The Geriatric Social Worker also act as a link for the children to the Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services to ensure a wholistic approach to supporting the family.
About the Benefits
Don’t miss this opportunity to join a family-oriented, close-knit team of individuals who are committed to the wellness of the communities they serve.
In return for your hard work, you will receive an annual salary of $72,000- $74,743 based on experience and qualifications.
In addition, you can look forward to the following perks:
- HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan)
- Relocation Expenses are Negotiable
- Extended Health Benefits Paid
- 2 weeks of vacation per year to start
- 10 Professional Development Days and Budget (life-long learning is a priority) (up to $1800/annually)
- Access to Regular Cultural and Traditional teachings of the Ojibwe People
- Support and Consultation with Other Primary Health Care Professionals
- Technology Amenities (ie. Laptop, electronic medical record system, cell phone)
- Access to a company vehicle; all travel expenses covered
- Daytime hours of work 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
If you're a motivated individual who is looking to take your career to greater heights - Apply Now!
**Please note, the closing date for this role is 5pm EST January 11/19