Our Goal is to utilize the skills and experience of the Social Worker to work as a “team member” in a multidisciplinary setting. The Social Worker will navigate through the different areas and responsibilities as assigned by the facility.
WHAT DOES THE SOCIAL WORKER DO?
The Social Worker will incorporate all the fundamentals needed to aid residents and staff in a long term care setting.
- They will have a background in Gerontology.
- They will have experience and the empathy required to work in a geriatric setting.
- They will work as a“team member” in a multidisciplinary setting.
- They will navigate through the different areas and responsibilities as assigned by the facility.
- The Social Worker’s primary role will focus on working together as part of the nursing team, along with the physicians, residents and their families.
- The Social Worker will act as the intermediary (go-between) CCAC and the long term care facility.
- Group counselling and individual therapy to help residents and their families resolve social and personal problems. A special emphasis on working with Dementia and Alzheimer’s residents.
- Deliver presentations-Social Worker to be responsible for chairing meetings/conferences/workshops (i.e. the Resident’s Council Meetings & the Family Council Meetings).
- Case Management-interviewing clients to assess and determine the types of services required and their eligibility addressing the complete needs of resident’s who require different levels of care.