Transition Coordinator/ Behaviour Support Facilitator BLENDED ROLE
Alzheimer Society Timmins-Porcupine District
Contract • Kirkland Lake Region
The transition coordinator will employ activation activities to help persons living with dementia during transitions, upon entry into a long term care or retirement home or acute care transitions. Using games, sports, crafts and more, they will support families maintain the persons living with dementias physical and emotional well-being. In doing this, they also help patients integrate into their new residence. The Activation Support person will be a part of the client’s circle of care and will support with the transition into long term care, retirement living or from acute care back into their home.
The Behaviour Support Facilitator assists families living with dementia through in home/virtual support by providing tools, education and connections to help decrease challenging situations caregivers may face.
- Post-secondary education (diploma or undergraduate degree) in a health and/or social science program (e.g. Gerontology, Behaviour Science Technologist, Social Service Worker, Nursing, Allied Health,)
- Prefer a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with older adults who have a cognitive disorder and/or mental health disorder and their families
- Knowledge of community health care agencies
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills
- Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
- Experience in education delivery; current awareness regarding the effective use of best practice adult learning principles
- Current CPR and First Aid Certificates
- Creative and able to plan activities with purpose that engage clients
- Demonstrated knowledge and best practice in dementia, delirium, mental health disorders and their effect on persons, families, caregivers and system of care
- Knowledge/Certification of U-FIRST; GPA; Montessori; P.I.E.C.E.S. will be given priority
- Sound understanding of and commitment to the principles of the Behaviour Supports Ontario (BSO) project and Action Plan for the LHIN
- Commitment to knowledge exchange as a means of continuous quality improvement, education/coaching & capacity building in the individual, family and system of care
- Demonstrated skills in data collection and program evaluation
- Demonstrated effectiveness as a team member through collaboration, respect and effective communication skills in interacting with clients, family members, other members of inter-professional care teams and community partners in care
- Demonstrated ability to adapt positively and productively to continuous changes in the work environment
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills
- Thorough knowledge of applicable community resources and how to navigate the health care system
- Demonstrated knowledge in recovery/personhood philosophy
- Ability to effectively deal with compassion fatigue
- Ability to meet physical and safety conditions
- Proven good attendance record, organizing and prioritizing work effectively, emergency management effectiveness, ability to work well independently
- Computer skills
- Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with the ability to accommodate travel
- Bilingualism is preferred (English/French)
Please submit a letter of interest and your resume as soon as possible. If the position is still posted; we are still accepting applications. Please send your information to the attention of:
- Tracy Koskamp-Bergeron; Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with Temiskaming ACT/BSF in the subject heading.
Commitment to Equitable Recruitment
The Alzheimer Society of Ontario recognizes the value and dignity of each individual and ensures everyone has genuine, open, and unhindered access to employment opportunities, free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment, where the rights of all individuals and groups are protected and all members feel safe, respected, empowered, and valued for their contributions.
Our values include justice and connection and are the guideposts we use for decision-making of all kinds. We believe that this will guide the organization toward a place of inclusion for all - where equity and access to essential supports and services becomes the reality.
We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Human Rights Code and AODA. The Alzheimer Society of Ontario welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity and social justice and we encourage applications from First Nations, Inuit and Métis, Indigenous Peoples of North America, Black and persons of colour, persons with disabilities, people living with dementia, care partners and those who identify as LGBTQ2S+.
Job Expires: 2023-05-15