Website Ontario Caregiver Organization
Ontario Caregiver Organization
Contract, Fixed Term Contract
From $70,000 a year – Fixed term contract
Caregiver Link Worker
Location: Based in Northern, Western or Eastern Ontario; hybrid work from home in Ontario and in-person in community
Two positions available: Working knowledge of community health settings and extensive experience supporting community members with navigation and complex needs.
18 month-contract with possible extension Application Deadline – Friday February 23rd 2024
The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to improve the lives of Ontario’s estimated 4 million caregivers; ordinary people who provide physical and/or emotional support to a family member, partner, friend, or neighbour. Come join our growing team!
This role represents an exciting opportunity to be part of a new program that aims to have a major impact on the caregiver experience in Ontario. You will be helping to enhance existing social prescribing principles to be more inclusive of the caregiver experience. The ideal candidate can work alone with minimal supervision, as well as on a team, and be able to carry out both program management and direct service delivery duties within the community.
About Social Prescribing:
Social Prescribing is a holistic approach to healthcare, bringing together the social and medical models of health and wellness and providing a formal pathway to support. you can find more information on these principles through the Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing: https://www.socialprescribing.ca/
About the role:
18-month contract position full-time, 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday). Ability for occasional work after hours or on weekends to accommodate pre-arranged meetings or events is required. Reporting to the Manager, Caregiver Navigation and Workplace Programs, the Caregiver Link worker will establish and maintain community-based social prescribing programs focused on caregivers within primary care and other community health settings. You will be helping to create and implement new models of social prescribing for caregivers.
- Identify and develop key partnerships with primary care teams or community health services
- Provide live in-person information sessions or lead in-person and virtual meetings with community partners
- Connect with health and community service providers and support them in-person as an extension of their team
- Identify potential sites and build a successful new program within pilot sites
- Develop strategies, processes, and practices alongside a team for service delivery ad referrals
- Independently manage project deadlines, workflow, and daily service delivery requirements
- Collect required data points and develop reports
- Provide input to strategic planning for the program and organization as a whole
The Ontario Caregiver Organization
Direct to Caregiver Support
- Manage incoming and outgoing referrals and communications in a timely manner
- Provide direct support to caregivers in-person, by phone, and email, listening to their needs and co-developing intervention options
- Provide resources or program options for their care recipient as needed
- Assist caregivers in navigating OCO programs as well as support within their community
- Complete service readiness screening and program registrations as required
- Live in a community within northern, western, or eastern Ontario
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or similar discipline
- Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social
Service Workers is an asset
- Experience within primary care, community health settings, or clinical environments is an asset
- Highly skilled in supporting community members with complex needs
- Excel at facilitation of workshops, focus groups, network meetings and outreach
- Project or program management experience, managing deadlines and reporting requirements
- Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with external groups and providers
- Assessment capabilities to determine best service match
- Ability to navigate community and publicly funded supports and services
- Strong conflict resolution skills, with the ability to manage challenging situations
- Comfortable in working directly with vulnerable community members, facing hardship
- Experience with following privacy and consent guidelines
- Self-starter, solution focused with demonstrated problem-solving skills
- Strong technical ability and proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications, in particular Microsoft Office, Dynamics 365, Survey Monkey, OCEAN, Zoom
- Ability to speak and write in French is an asset
- Ability to travel within Ontario, Valid G license and access to an insured and reliable vehicle
We invite qualified applicants to submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Please note posting will close at 4:00pm on February 23, 2024. Please quote the title
Caregiver Link Worker in the subject line of your email.
We thank all applicants for their interest; we will contact only those applicants selected for further consideration. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and therefor early submission is encouraged.
OCO is an equal opportunity organization, committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in today’s workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We encourage applications from people representing all communities including persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, racialized people, individuals from LGBTQ2S+ communities and others who reflect the diversity of our province. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment, selection process and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We are happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.
Job Type: Fixed term contract
Salary: From $70,000.00 per year
- Company pension
- Dental care
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
License/Certification: Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle (required)
Work Location: In person
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