Job Posting 70885

Counsellor (Social Worker)
Alzheimer Groupe Inc (AGI)
Montreal Metro area
5555 av Westminster, Suite 304, Montreal, QC H4W 2J2
closes in 17 days (Fri, 28 May)
full time  •  $40,000 - $60,000

Alzheimer Groupe Inc (AGI) is a charitable organization that offers therapeutic programs to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additionally, AGI provides support services to families and professional care partners, focusing on best practices in dementia care, while sensitizing the community at large through education and awareness.

AGI is inviting applications for a Counsellor position. The qualified candidate will work directly with families and individuals diagnosed with dementia to ensure they receive ongoing support and access to resources and programs to meet their needs. Currently this is position involves working remotely providing telehealth with an eventual transition back into an office setting.

 

Job Type: 5 days/week, Monday-Thursday (9-5pm) & Friday (9-4pm)

 

Responsibilities

  • Respond to help calls and walk-ins (telework and eventually in person)
  • Conduct individual and family counseling sessions (in person and telework)
  • Assess client needs, develop intervention plans and provide ongoing support
  • Refer families to appropriate internal and external resources and advocate for families as needed
  • Develop and facilitate caregiver support groups
  • Responsible for a ‘Caregiver Support’ program
  • Coordinate activity program assessments and meet with families
  • Assist in the activity centre on an as-needed basis (when service resumes)
  • Present at community outreach events as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications

  • Fluency in French and English is a necessity
  • University Degree in Social Work or a related profession
  • Knowledge of Alzheimer disease and other dementias and the impact that it has on the individuals/families
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to integrate and collaborate well with other professionals
  • Strong ethical standards and a respect for client confidentiality
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy, flexibility and leadership
  • Knowledge of the Quebec healthcare system and community organizations

Benefits

  • Following a successful 3-month probationary period:
    • Group Benefits Plan including health, dental, long-term disability, AD&D, critical illness and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Paid sick and family obligation days
    • Paid leave during the December holiday season (dates determined by the Executive Director)
    • 2-weeks paid vacation and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP) after 1 year of service

 

 

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