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Resource Coordinator, Community and Health Services Department, Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch, Regional Municipality of York

Newmarket, Ontario
Deadline January 10, 2017

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Resource Coordinator – RPMHCS #19916
Community and Health Services Department
Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch
Location: Newmarket, Ontario. This is a Union position.
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 35; Scheduled Shifts: 0830 - 1630
Temporary Full-Time, Approx. 12 months, Salary $38.87 - $42.24 per hour

Reporting to the Manager, Seniors Community Programs, is responsible for acting as a resource for the Regional Psychogeriatrics and Mental Health Care Service (RMPHCS) to front line staff in long term care homes and community support agencies by providing expertise in behaviour management and psychogeriatrics, thus assisting clients exhibiting challenging behaviours due to dementia or serious mental health illness.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a University Degree in Health Sciences, Nursing, Social Work or related field with specialized training in adult education, psychogeriatrics and/or mental health or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience with PIECES training program (Putting the PIECES together, A Psychogeriatric Guide and Training Program for Professionals Providing Long Term Care) including significant experience working in Psychogeriatrics, Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, in a variety of sectors, both long term care and the community.
  • Experience in best practices related to the management of mental illness and dementias, including the use of effective practice in therapeutic modalities, including psychotropics.
  • Experience providing education and training to care providers in a variety of sectors including long term care and community mental health services.
  • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC).
  • Some experience with program development, evaluation and research methodology.
  • Extensive knowledge of services offered in the community.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self management and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability.  
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
  • Exceptional communication skills to work within a diverse community and ability to deal empathetically with residents, family members, etc., to contribute to their well-being.
  • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and the Internet.             
  • Advanced skills in psychogeriatric screening, assessment, care planning and development of intervention strategies.
  • Ability to work with behavioural problems in clients requiring various types of psychogeriatric and mental health services.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other consultants including geriatric psychiatry and geriatric outreach services.
  • Ability to act as a resource for problem solving in facilitating crisis intervention.
  • Ability to work effectively independently or as a part of a team.
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.

Please apply on-line at http://www.york.ca by January 10, 2017, quoting competition #19916. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For additional information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit the above-mentioned website.