Social Worker

Status: Open | Site: Kensington - Edmonton, AB | Department: Therapy Services | Closing Date: Mar 29, 2019


At Shepherd’s Care Foundation (SCF) person-centered care is the foundation for all we do in providing care and other human services.  All persons are to be treated with dignity and respect in each and every interaction.  Working for SCF requires the highest standards of personal behavior and ethics, and it is an on-going condition of employment that the Code of Conduct and Behaviour Standards, which may be amended from time-to-time, are complied with at all times.

JOB SUMMARY 

Working out of our Kensington Campus, the Social Worker (SW) reports to the Therapeutic Service Manager providing overall leadership, coordination and direction in the Social work interventions and care of the residents within the Mission, Vision and Values of Shepherd’s Care Foundation and standards of professional Social Work practice. The SW ensures compliance with continuing care health service standards, employment and safety-related statutes, legislation, codes and regulations and SCF policies. The SW provides support, advocacy, and choice to Residents and their families to ensure the highest quality of person centered care achievable within the Mission, Vision and Values and Behavior Standards of Shepherd’s Care Foundation and standards of professional Social Work practice. Demonstrates ongoing competence utilizing knowledge, skill, judgment and evidence based practice in caring for the older adult and is committed to continuous quality improvement. 

 The Social Worker is the designated individual to assume to role as the Shepherd’s Care Foundation Information and Privacy Coordinator whose responsibilities include dealing with requests from Residents/Authorized Representatives who wish to examine and copy or to correct personal health information collected and maintained by Shepherd’s Care Foundation and, facilitating Shepherd’s Care Foundation’s compliance with the Health Information Act.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assesses, plans, develops, implements, evaluates, communicates  and documents all social work interventions in accordance with the Resident’s plan of care to achieve  quality resident care;
  • Utilizes critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to provide competent, person centered care;
  • Participates in the development of plans, objectives and strategies for care services which are aligned with overall organizational strategic directions;
  • Participates in the development of care services and operational policies, procedures and programs in collaboration with appropriate team members, physicians, interdisciplinary team and other stakeholders;
  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates social work services in accordance with evidence-based practices;
  • Ensures social work practice complies with the organizational policies and procedures, continuing care health service standards, accommodation standards, relevant legislation and regulations, accreditation standards and regional health authority requirements; 
  • Ensures completion of all Resident legal documentation as it relates to Guardianship, Trusteeship, and Powers of Attorney as required;   Responds, investigates and reviews concerns and complaints from residents, families and staff in accordance with the concern resolution process;
  • Represents and participates in corporate, site and external committees and professional committees as appropriate;
  • Acts as the  Information Privacy Coordinator for Shepherd’s Care Foundation and complies with the relevant legislation;
  • Represents and participates in corporate, site and external committees and professional committees as appropriate;
  • Participates in performance measurement to achieve continuous quality improvement. 
  • Analyzes available data for  planning/monitoring purposes.
  • Ensures investigation and follow up in respect to any unusual incidents, near misses, complaints or reports of safety concerns; 

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • A Social Worker in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers; Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work preferred; 
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in geriatrics and continuing care preferred with; 
  • Commissioner for Oaths preferred;
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, concern resolution process and customer service
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to person-centered care
  • Strong organizational, computer and presentation skills are required in this position.Awareness of accident and injury prevention, hazard identification and control; adherence to safe work practices and procedures is essential in this position.

Apply by completing application and uploading cover letter/resume.  A Vulnerable Sector Check must be completed prior to start date.  

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Shepherd’s Care Foundation is "Dedicated to the Celebration of Life in a Caring Christian environment"