Job Posting 69775

Clinical Practice Leader
Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Toronto Metro area
closing today (Tue, 13 Apr)
full time

Alzheimer Society of Toronto

 

The Alzheimer Society’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Our mission is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and to promote research. 

 

OUR VALUES

Collaboration Accountability Respect Excellence

 

The Alzheimer Society is an equal opportunity employer and we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve.  We are also committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Human Rights Code and AODA and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

 

Clinical Practice Leader  

 

Reports to:        Director, Community Support Services   

Supervises:        Social Workers, Intake Coordinators, First Link Care Navigators, Caregiver Project Coordinator

 

Job Summary

 

The Clinical Practice Leader’s role is to facilitate the planning, implementation, evaluation and improvement of the Clinical Program and services in keeping with the strategic direction on the Society. The ultimate goal is the provision of best-practice and quality client service.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the supportive Clinical area and act as mentor to other social workers and other clinical program coordinators providing guidance and support on a regular basis. Conduct case reviews with other social workers and care navigators.
  • Provide leadership and assist in the development, preparation, implementation and evaluation of new programs, including support groups, educational workshops and new initiatives.
  • Work toward continuously improving the Society’s Social Work, Intake and Care Navigation Program services.
  • Collect and analyze statistical data to use as guide for future programming and provide oral and/or written reports to the Director of Community Supports as required
  • Utilize the clinical process to assist individuals - caregivers, persons with the disease, professionals, volunteers and students in considering issues relevant to their situation and developing problem-solving plans.
  • Respond to inquiries and provide appropriate, accurate information and referrals.
  • Respond to callers within an appropriate specified time span.
  • Ensure that records are kept for all the Clinical Programs according to the policies and procedures.
  • Work in collaboration with all team members and other Society staff.
  • Supervise and/or work in collaboration with volunteers and students assigned to program activities including the Peer Support Program.
  • Liaise with service agencies and professionals to increase their awareness of the Society’s mandate, services, and build partnerships.
  • Work in collaboration with other stakeholders in the development, preparation, implementation and evaluation of educational workshops, support groups and speaking engagements as assigned.
  • Remain current about relevant services available in the community and new developments in dementia research and care so that such information can be accurately provided to the Society’s constituents.
  • Work within a team concept in the sharing of information and providing back up to other staff as necessary and/or as assigned.
  • Act as staff liaison to volunteer committees, as assigned.

 

 

Job Qualifications

 

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in full time employment in related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ working with Alzheimer clients and/or families
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a management role
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered

 

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

  • Must be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers
  • In-depth knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Commitment to continuing professional development is essential
  • Leadership skills and ability to motivate a team to accomplish goals
  • Excellent communication skills (written/verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office

 

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Please include the ‘Job Title’ in the subject line.

 

Closing Date:  April 13, 2021

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