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We are looking for Registered Social Workers who are passionate about working with the aging population in long-term care homes. 

Our practice model offers autonomy and flexibility. Our part-time roles are perfect for those in private practice, those who are retired and looking to re-enter their helping profession on a part-time basis and/or those looking to specialize with this population.

We are always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. If you’re looking for a place that aligns with your values, passion and desire to learn, supported by peers who enjoy collaborating and sharing knowledge, we invite you to talk to us.

How Age-Wise Supports Social Workers:

  • Comprehensive long-term care orientation
  • Ongoing mentorship and peer support
  • Ongoing education and support
  • Provides a professional network
  • Flexible work schedule
  • No overtime pressures

Expand your professional toolbox quickly:

No day will be the same. You will be exposed to a diversified case load on a regular basis and the areas of focus will include therapeutic counselling, mental health, substance abuse, family strain, grief & bereavement, palliative care, co-resident challenges and more.

Social Work Role:

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide therapeutic counselling in complex areas such as, life transitions, grief and loss, mental health
  • Assess for and provide support in the treatment of mental health
  • Conduct psychosocial, cognitive, depression assessments
  • Complete suicide risk assessments, interventions and monitoring
  • Conduct resident and/or caregiver support groups
  • Provide mediation between home and resident/ family
  • Ongoing education for residents, family and staff on topics related to long-term care such as dementia, grief/loss, caregiver stress, resident-centered care
  • Active engagement with outside agencies to offer additional support or augment what already exists
  • Advocate on behalf of residents with respect to issues related to Powers of Attorney, Substitute Decision Makers, The Consent and Capacity Board and the Public Guardian and Trustee

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Registration in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited university
  • Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in the care of elderly and their families
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team and independently
  • Clinical competence and commitment to quality resident care
  • Superior skills in advocating on behalf of vulnerable individuals
  • Calm and patient listener
  • Self-motivated and ability to manage a varied caseload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, decision- making, conflict resolution and critical thinking abilities
  • Maintains current working knowledge of relevant legislation which includes the following: Long-Term Care Homes Act, Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decisions Act, PHIPA
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Check and clear 2 Step TB tests prior to start date
  • Professional and Commercial Liability Insurance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in long-term care/ psychiatric / medical social work practice
  • Certificate in Gerontology or Dementia Care
  • MoCA Montreal – Cognitive Assessment trained and certified
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach
  • PIECES trained

Current Job Opportunities:

Meaford, ON- 2 days/ per week

Guelph, ON- 2 days/ per week

St. Thomas, ON- 3 days/ per week

Markdale, ON- 2 days/ per week

Durham, ON- 1 day/ per week

Wiarton, ON- 2 days/ per week

Seaforth, ON- 1 day/ per week

Listowel, ON- 1 day/ per week

Harriston, ON- 1 day/ per week

Kingston, ON- 1 day/ per week

Langley, BC- 2 days/ per week

Edmonton, AB- 2 days/ per week

Age-Wise Solutions Inc. thanks all candidates for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For a more detailed look at our company and values, please visit us at www.agewise.ca