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Job Title:
Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant FT

Posted Date:
1/9/2019
Closing Date:
1/16/2019
Education Level:
University Degree

Job Description


PSYCHOGERIATRIC RESOURCE CONSULTANT

Bargaining Unit: NON-UNION
Status: Full Time
Department: Behavioural Support Ontario Mobile Outreach Team
Site: Hogarth Riverview Manor
Shifts: Days

Reporting to the Manager, Specialized Geriatric Services, the Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant (PRC) has a strong knowledge base of behavioural support and the management of complex mental health needs, dementias and related responsive behaviours. The PRC is responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with care providers within long term care, community and hospitals. The PRC collaborates with care providers, families, other specialists, consultants, and community teams to improve the quality of life of residents and their families. The primary role involves the capacity building of health service providers, through education, training, and clinical consultation; and providing a leadership role in the development and evaluation of treatment plans.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

- Post-secondary education in a health care field, such as occupational therapy, social work, nursing or other degree-based health care
- Registered or eligible for registration with the appropriate professional college
- Minimum two years' experience in psychogeriatrics preferred otherwise significant experience in geriatrics, long-term care or community based seniors care is essential
- Experience working directly with seniors' mental health issues, including Alzheimer disease and related dementias, in a variety of sectors
- Experience in program development, research and evaluation, community development, and education
- Experience with psychogeriatric screening, assessment and development of intervention strategies is required
- Competence in the use of standard assessment tools


Skills/Abilities:

- Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing, with the ability to make presentations and deliver training to a variety of audiences
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with superiors, employees, residents, families, and community partners, ministries and other external stakeholders
- Proven ability to function and contribute as an effective team member and to work independently
- Excellent project/time management, analytical/critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
- Strong leadership skills including the ability to share skills and knowledge with others
- Must be proficient in the use of computers and current related word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation and health & safety software
- Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Ability to travel to various work locations and provide own transportation


Assets:

- Experience with the PIECES program would be an asset
- Knowledge of the consultation process would be an asset
- The ability to converse in a second language would be an asset



For new employees, or current employees transferring into a Long Term Care position from outside of Long Term Care, this position requires the submission and acceptance by Human Resources of a Police Record Check - Vulnerable Sector Check that is issued for St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG) and is determined to be negative and/or pose no significant risk to St. Joseph's Care Group and its clients.



St. Joseph's Care Group is committed to providing high quality client-centred care by building a respectful and inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. Individuals who speak a second language including French, Finnish, Italian, Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, etc. are encouraged to apply.

Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

Applications from all qualified individuals are welcome. We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.