JOB POST #4834-2024
Psychogeriatric Case Manager (Contract – Ending December 2024)Date Posted: January 12th, 2024 Date Closing: January 26th, 2024
To help fulfill its mission, LOFT is hiring a Psychogeriatric Case Manager.
As a Psychogeriatric Case Manager, you will be part of a team that co-ordinate a support network and linkages for older adult and seniors with serious mental illness and other challenges (e.g., addictions). A key component of this position is building a support network of community resources that will enable the individual to increase their independence, dignity, and self-respect. The role will require direct service and support to clients in area such as daily living, practical assistance, crisis intervention, linkages to primary care and a range of other services to support the individual’s needs. *Note: Staff will be required to work in client’s own homes and may therefore be exposed to secondhand smoke.
LOFT’s Supportive Housing Services in South Simcoe provide a variety of housing options to adults (16 years+), either within LOFT owned houses/buildings or through head lease arrangements with private landlords. We offer a range of programming that meets the level of support needs or unique challenges of specific populations. These include small group living arrangements for those requiring minimal support, individual and shared accommodations, and staffed congregate settings for individuals needing daily support. Within that continuum, we also serve people with current involvement in the criminal justice system or those with several comorbid health issues.
What You Will Do:
- Assists clients in the development and implementation of a care plan tailored to the client’s needs and issues designed to improve quality of life. Identify and refer to resources specific to those needs and issues.
- Act as a liaison and client advocate among those involved with the client’s care including family, other caregivers, medical and other multi-disciplinary providers.
- Conduct assessments such as RAI and OCAN and provide timely and accurate record keeping and reports as required.
- Provide supportive counselling or referral and linkages to health care, programs, or service providers.
- Provide crisis management/intervention and assist in the development of crisis plans for clients.
- Develop respectful and trusting relationships with clients using Recovery and Psychosocial Rehabilitation principles.
- Maintain strict confidentiality and follow all other required policies and procedures.
- Consistently interact with clients, staff, family members, other community agencies and partners in a professional manner that reflects favourably on the organization.
- Attend and actively participate in all required training.
- Liaise, collaborate and coordinate with other professionals, service providers and partners.
What You Bring:
- Completion of degree in social services/human services or equivalent
- Minimum 3 years of experience in providing support to vulnerable seniors and older adults with special needs including mental illness, addictions, and severe social isolation.
- Completion of Gerontology is an asset.
- Group counselling related to mental health, addictions, and related issues.
- Knowledge of community resources and support.
- An understanding of harm reduction, recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation principles, the therapeutic relationship, and an ability to come to an agreement with client on goals/priorities.
- Crisis intervention skills, with well-developed problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills
- Good oral and written communication skills and computer literacy, including MS word and Excel.
- Counselling, responding and assessment skills.
- Creativity and flexibility to approaches.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team and interact with workers from a variety of agencies.
- Understanding of cultural competency and anti-oppression framework
- Reflective of a multi-barriered group, as serviced by the program, a strong asset
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
LOFT Community Services is a values-driven organization with a deep belief that each person has the ability to grow and change. We value compassion, collaboration, and community delivered with dignity, innovation, and excellence. LOFT’s vision is that together, we can all live successfully in our community. Our client population reflects Ontario’s diverse community and it is LOFT’s goal to build a workforce who reflects that diversity. At LOFT, we hold the deep belief that skills and expertise can be cultivated in various ways. Therefore, even if you don’t perfectly align with every listed criterion but feel you could flourish in this role, we highly encourage you to apply.
Note: All LOFT employees are required to be COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with LOFT’s Vaccination Policy; unless they are employed in or work regularly with staff who are employed in, non-client facing roles.
Note: A satisfactory vulnerable sector check (VSC) is also required.