First Link Coordinator
Alzheimer Society Timmins - Porcupine - Timmins, ON

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Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in a health and/or social services field and current membership in a regulated health profession (e.g., nursing, social work).
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with persons with dementia and their families.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of dementia and its impact on the family unit.
  • Knowledge of community health care agencies.
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR certification an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • High level of competency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Valid driver’s licence and regular access to a vehicle.

Note that an offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory police records check.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide education and support to people coping with ADRD through home or office visits and by phone.
  • Organize and/or facilitate support group meetings for family members (including children) and caregivers as well as persons with ADRD. Examples include: First Link Learning Series, Caregiver Information and Discussion Group.
  • Receive referrals from, and make referrals to, primary care practitioners and other community support services; e.g. North East Community Care Access Centre, Adult Day Programs, Seniors Mental Health Services, Group Health Centre Programs, etc.
  • Advocate on behalf of persons with dementia for improved services, when necessary and/or requested.
  • Maintain up-to-day, confidential client records, including a written record of all services provided to clients and their caregivers.
  • Implement and monitor appropriate Program Standards and Alzheimer Society policies and procedures.
  • Promote Safely Home™ and assist in the registration process where necessary.
  • Represent the Society on community and/or internal committees as requested.
  • Perform public speaking duties when requested, particularly as they relate to direct client service.
  • Provide family support services to communities surrounding Cochrane District including Timmins to Hearst.

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