B.S.O., Health, and Well-Being Program Worker
North Centennial Manor
Full-Time • Kapuskasing Region
B.S.O., Health, and Well-Being Program Worker
Full-Time Position - CUPE
Under the direction of the Social Worker and Recreational Lead for BSO, the B.S.O, Health, and Well-Being program worker will enhance resident access to social support services to increase overall health, well-being, and quality of life in our Long-Term care home. In doing so, the program worker will support residents to achieve optimum psychosocial and social functioning. The program worker must work in close liaison with the Manor’s BSO and Recreational Lead or their designated, community partners including volunteers.
Qualifications as per Long-Term Care Homes Policy
· A Registered Social Worker (RSW) or Social Service Worker (SSW) who holds a certificate of registration for social work with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Workers (OCSWSSW) and is registered under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 per the Regulation; or
· Equivalent in a program-related field from a university or college related to social support services or enrolled in a related field of studies;
· Able to communicate effectively in both French and English languages.
· Must have proven experience in providing care in similar environment and dealing with the elderly and or disabled residents,
· Must have proven experience in providing care in residents with mental health, responsive behaviors, and dementia.
· Must be willing to follow all BSO training programs, as required.
Standards of employment
The employee will:
· Attend work on a regularly scheduled basis and willing to work flexible hours
· Function in a manner consistent with the Mission, Vision, Values and Ethics of the Manor.
· Demonstrate respect, courtesy, a positive attitude, responsibility and accountability in all aspects of work.
· Function in a manner that creates an environment that protects confidentiality of residents, staff and activities of North Centennial Manor.
· Protect and advocate for residents’ rights.
· Demonstrate a culture of caring in all aspects of work.
· Adhere to established administrative general and departmental policies and procedures.
· Attend all training as scheduled by the Manor.
· Protect own health and the health of others by adopting safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately, and attending all relevant in-service training regarding occupational health and safety. Follow all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Health and Safety Act.
· Function to maintain a high standard of quality service for the department and the Manor in general.
· Work effectively with minimum supervision.
· Effectively and efficiently, respond as well as adapt to unforeseen events while managing routines.
· Communicate effectively with all Manor team members as well as residents and family members.
· Uphold, and abide by the policies and procedures of the Manor.
· As a team member, take an active role in the harmonious functioning of the department and the facility.
· Participate in continuing education programs to ensure skills and abilities are maintained and enhanced.
· Participate in continuous quality improvement and accreditation of the Manor.
· Identify and report problems and recommend changes to improve quality of service.
· Act as an ambassador on issues related to the Manor outside of the Manor.
30% of attending time must be while engaged in direct care to residents. As part of this the attending Worker shall:
· Complete Activity Assessment and All About Me tool
· Create a Montessori kit for each resident based on their interests
· Complete a one-on-one activity for every resident for a minimum of 30 minutes per month
· Conduct interviews with residents to get to know them
· Coordinate Facetime calls between residents and their families who live out of town/province
50% of the attending worker time will be engaged in collaboration with the BSO Lead. As part of this the worker shall:
· Advise LTC home staff in behavioral service delivery and act as mentors and coaches to caregivers within a resident’s circle of care;
· Use BSO standardized care practices, protocols, tools, and any other approaches recognizing that behaviors have meaning and therefore, looking for contributing factors is an essential part of the assessment and care planning process.
· Collaborate with the person, their family and interprofessional team members to create, share, implement and model an individualized behavioral care plan.
· Analyze and evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of the implemented plan including thorough communication of the next steps, suggestions for adherence and thorough follow-up.
· Providing facilitation, coaching, mentoring and demonstrating team leadership and change management skills
· Demonstrate excellent clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills that target the prevention of the expressed responsive behaviors relatively adjusting the social and physical environment; focusing on the person’s abilities and knowing the individual, their life story, and aspirations.
· Involve the person and family as part of the care team and ensuring that care that information and care plans are actively updated and shared with individuals and families using appropriate and accessible methods.
· Demonstrate compassion, empathy, respect for diversity and cross-cultural awareness.
· Exhibit effectiveness as an interprofessional team member through collaboration and cooperation in interacting with the person, their families and other partners in care.
· Ensure care is continuous and reliable.
20% of the attending worker time will be engaged in collaboration with the Recreational department. As part of this, the worker shall:
· Plan, set up, and oversee activities and events that meet the needs of the residents
· Participate in all activities and programs for the residents.
· Monthly report and evaluation of activities and participation levels with Recreational Lead
· Liaise with other staff members to ensure their roles in activities are clear
· Adapt practice to suit each individual resident during interactions.
· Ensure the safety of all the residents during activities.
· Collaborate with the Recreation Lead or their designate in assisting in therapy sessions in an effective manner to enhance residents’ quality of life.
· Assist residents as per needs.
· Cooperate with all Manor team members in all matters related to resident care within the scope of the position.
· Document pertinent information as required.
· Reporting to other departmental staff members as required.
· Assist and participate in all aspects of Infection Prevention and Control by following established practices such as ensuring maintaining a high standard of hygiene.
· Performs other related duties as required.
Please send your resume to:
Veuillez faire suivre votre curriculum vitae à:
Emilie Lemieux- Human Resources Coordinator
Tel: (705) 335-6125 Ext: 221 Fax: (705) 337-1091
Deadline: Open until position is filled.
**The successful applicant will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check. **
Accessibility accommodations are available upon request to ensure support throughout the recruitment process, employee onboarding, and employment experience. Please do not hesitate to ask should you require any accommodations.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only candidates whose qualifications and experience match the required skills for the position will be selected and contacted for an interview.
Join our team. Do what you love. Joignez notre équipe. Faites ce que vous aimez.
For more information about our Home, please visit our website: www.ncmanor.com
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Job Expires: 2023-05-08