Job Posting: Social Worker, Transitional Housing
Date: November 25, 2020
About SPRINT Senior Care
We began caring for seniors and enabling seniors to care for themselves in 1983. We continue to do so today as an accredited, not-for-profit community support service agency in Toronto by offering a wide range of practical and low-cost services to seniors and their caregivers. Our services help seniors stay safe, connected, and live as independently as possible. They also prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization. We supply services regardless of ability, race, religion, ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and are committed to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) inclusiveness.
1 Year Contract; Full time (35 hours/week). Bargaining Unit Position
Social Work, Transitional Care Team
Manager, Transitional Care
Sunnybrook Health Sciences (2075 Bayview Avenue) and SPRINT Senior Care locations. Location of work is subject to change depending on client service requirements and needs of the organization.
- Work with hospital social workers, discharge planners and other community support services to identify appropriate/eligible clients who need support and assistance in transitioning home or to other appropriate places of care.
- Gather ongoing and up to date housing resources including but not limited to affordable housing, specialized housing and subsidy information.
- Provide support to hospital staff in completing the necessary referral forms, where applicable.
- Facilitate all aspects of alternative home-based supports as required including in home follow up after discharge. Coordinate the implementation of all external community resources to ensure successful discharge.
- Screen and assess clients’ eligibility for SPRINT Senior Care services; provide consultation and counselling regarding the appropriateness of services.
- Carry out an environmental scan of municipal responses to meet the housing needs of seniors.
- Provide advocacy on behalf of chronically underhoused and at-risk homeless senior population based on the Landlord & Tenant Act and related housing policy as needed.
- Support client with complete income stabilization, subsidized and market rent housing searches and government applications. Support client to move into suitable accommodation.
- Provide case management services including locating and managing appropriate resources; contacting and communicating with health care, mental health and legal professionals and interdisciplinary teams, families and caregivers; providing psychosocial/functional assessments; and solution-focused and crisis counselling to clients and caregivers.
- Complete all client assessments and reassessments, including the interRAI CHA, and develop care plans.
- Provide ongoing monitoring and reassessment of clients’ social, mental and physical status and modify care plans to respond to changes.
- Seek opportunities for acquiring information related to policy changes that will affect, or are of interest to, SPRINT Senior Care’s client group.
- Develop strategies to reach out to isolated older adults and implement strategies to facilitate their access to health and social services.
- Assist in implementation of program evaluation, quality and risk management activities of the program and agency.
- Establish strong and supportive relationships between landlords, property management and community housing resources.
- BSW or MSW, registration with the OCSWSSW required.
- Minimum 2-3 years direct experience in social housing with supporting individuals who have a history of homelessness and/or individuals with low income
- Demonstrated experience in geriatrics and dementia.
- Experience working with individual caregivers.
- Experience in community capacity building, health promotion, adult education, and group work.
- Demonstrate computer skills at an intermediate level for the use of the Internet and the following Microsoft Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel and Outlook.
- Demonstrate an intermediate level for database concepts and structures. Familiarity with CIMS (Client Information Management System) databases software is an asset.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
Our Caring Workplace
Imagine finding purpose every day by caring for seniors and supporting their caregivers. Working at SPRINT Senior Care, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of a passionate team committed to providing client-centred, high quality services to seniors in our service area. SPRINT Senior Care’s inclusive environment is one of many benefits for staff, including SPRINT Senior Care’s dedication to staff wellness, and a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees. Staff are SPRINT Senior Care’s most important resource. Thus, SPRINT Senior Care is committed to providing opportunities to learn through comprehensive internal training and a tuition reimbursement program. SPRINT Senior Care also ensures that its staff are provided with the necessary training, information, and protective equipment so that they can work safely.
Please email applications indicating “Social Worker, Transitional Housing” in your subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRINT Senior Care encourages applications from candidates who reflect the diversity of our community. We appreciate all applications; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. SPRINT Senior Care is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices. If you require an accommodation to fully participate in our application or hiring processes, please contact Human Resources at 416-481-0669 ext. 1224.