Social Worker, Yee Hong P.K. Kwok Residential Hospice

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Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care (“Yee Hong”) is a non-profit organization committed to providing a culturally appropriate caring community where seniors and others enjoy the highest quality of life to fullest, in the most independent and dignified way. In this community, seniors and their families have the opportunity to be cared for, socialize, interact, develop new skills and learn about health issues that may affect them in their golden years.

As a recognized leader in providing culturally appropriate quality seniors’ care and education, we understand our employees are our greatest resource in delivering excellent care and service, and we are committed to providing a rewarding work environment for them to thrive.

We are now inviting applicants to apply for this exciting opportunity within the Yee Hong team.

Status: Part Time

Overview:

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care is a non-profit organization serving seniors in the Greater Toronto Area. As a recognized leader in providing excellent, culturally appropriate seniors’ care, Yee Hong continues to explore new ways of delivering services,
promoting innovation, collaboration and a culture of quality throughout the organization. We are seeking a Social Worker for thefirst residential hospice in Scarborough.

Core Function:

  • Reporting to the Executive Director, the role of Social Worker is to advocate for each patient’s end-of-life wishes and help individuals address the emotional aspects of late-stage illnesses. The Social Worker also assists families in identifying other available local services and resources for additional support.
  • The Social Worker is responsible for the provision of social support and counselling service to patients and their family members
  • in the Hospice, including psychosocial assessment, reevaluation, planning and intervention toward the concerns of quality of life, emotional support, resourcing for financial burden, and supports to death, grief, and bereavement, to residents and their family members in the hospice.

Qualifications:
 Bachelor or Master degree in Social Work, and Registered Social Worker designation in Ontario
 Minimum 2 years’ experience in counselling or group work
 Experience with grief counselling/bereavement/Palliative/hospice care
 Keen understanding for death and dying in diverse communities
 Excellent communication skills, both writen and oral
 Good oral and written communication skills in English. Working knowledge of other languages will be of added advantage

Working Condition:
 Light & Normal

While emergency orders and related legislative requirements are in effect, and in accordance with Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care’s Pandemic, and Infection Prevention and Control policies, practices and protocols, all successful applicants must be committed to work solely at Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care and may not work for another health care, community care or retirement home employer until further notice.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, with application review beginning November 9, 2020.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume in confidence, quoting reference number 20/RH/002_OASS to:

Yee Hong Centre For Geriatric Care – Human Resources

Fax: (416) 321-9894

Note:
 Yee Hong is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bonafide requirements for the open position. If contacted for this employment opportunity, please advise if you require any accommodation.
 Successful applicants must provide a recent satisfactory vulnerable sector police reference check and medical clearancecertificate
 For current Yee Hong employees, please indicate your Employee Number on the resume

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Reference ID: 20/RH/002_OASS