The Elder Abuse Social Worker possesses a combination of outreach and system navigation skills (including the justice system) as well as advanced skills particularly in the areas of assessment, case management, and complex family dynamics. This position contributes to the reduction of Elder Abuse in Calgary and builds awareness of the issue throughout the community.
This position works closely with the Calgary Police Service while remaining connected, supported, and supervised by Carya’s Elder Abuse Supervisor. The Elder Abuse Social Worker must possess excellent decision-making skills and the ability to work in an evolving field that produces ambiguity and complex ethical decision making. Effectively engaging clients through the process of assessment, supportive counselling and referrals, the Social Worker must use best practices, follow ethical guidelines, and respect the clients’ uniqueness and right to self-determination while keeping in mind an individual’s right to be protected.
Who You Are
- A proactive self-starter who likes to get creative and support on diverse deliverables.
- An organized and critical thinker who can visualize organizational goals and progress towards them.
- A creative collaborator who values professional relationships, belonging, kindness and diverse perspectives.
What You’ll Do
- Work in partnership with Calgary Police Service to provide holistic service to clients in a timely manner.
- Maintain open communication with the Elder Abuse team supervisor ensuring the supervisor is up to date on current case file activities.
- Work collaboratively with the EART team, including the Elder Abuse Prevention Social Worker.
- Complete in-home visits, in addition to visits occurring outside of the client’s home, to support clients to stabilize needs, identify goals, build resiliency, and create safety plans.
- Complete thorough assessments and provide information, referrals, safety planning interventions.
- Enforce and communicate confidentiality/consent protocols to individual(s).
- Provide support to clients navigating the criminal justice and legal system.
- Completes case notes to ensure cases are current and relevant.
- Advocate for the needs of the client within complex resource systems
- Contribute to quarterly professional case consultation and recommendations.
- Engage and build community and public awareness education through community presentations.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings, agency meetings and other events as required by supervisor.
- Ensure compliance with all relevant policies and procedures in relation to health and safety, working alone, customer service, data protection and confidentiality.
This task list may be updated as needed to meet Carya's case management standards.
What You Bring
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field is required.
- Current registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers is required.
- Experience working with complex case management of older adults and/or domestic violence.
- Capable of responding professionally and ethically to crisis situations.
- Expected to demonstrate a high attention to detail and the ability to act with discretion and maintain confidentiality.
- Advanced assessment skills including risk and safety.
- Strong understanding and knowledge of the complexities of individual capacity and decision making.
- Experience and working knowledge of decision-making documents (Power of Attorney/Personal Directive).
- Experience and knowledge in Restraining and Protection Orders.
- Effectively manages caseloads with efficiency.
- Demonstrated ability to initiate and facilitate communication with a wide range of professionals.
- Exhibits an awareness and sensitivity to personal values and ethical priorities and their impact on practice.
- Cultivates strong work relationships and cohesive intervention plans.
- Demonstrates excellent presentation, facilitation, and communication skills.
- Maintains a positive attitude, balancing quality service with effective time management.
- Exhibits exceptional team orientation, collaboration, and independence in schedule management.
- Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft 365 with a focus on SharePoint, Word, Teams, and Outlook; Case management software, such as Penelope.
- Completion of Natural Supports Framework training is an asset.
- Certification with the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative’s Core Brain Story.
- The applicant must have access to a vehicle with a driving license in good standing.
Why Join Team Carya
When you join team Carya, you are joining over 100 passionate professionals who exemplify our values of Respect, Kindness, Creativity, Collaboration, Belonging, Wellness. Our employees are the heart of our organization and work collaboratively to meet the unique and evolving needs of over 40,000 Calgarians.
At Carya, we take care of our people and proudly provide our employees with:
- Exceptional work life balance including paid vacation time off, personal time off each month and office closures during the year.
- A supportive and ﬂexible work environment that includes professional development opportunities.
- A focus on health and wellbeing including access to virtual mental and physical health supports, employer paid extended health beneﬁts, dental benefits, an annual health spending account and Employer matched RRSP contributions.
- Recognition that peoples are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.
The Elder Abuse Social Worker will receive a comprehensive total compensation package including:
- Employer-paid premiums for extended health beneﬁts and 50/50 share of dental premiums.
- Up to 7% RRSP matching.
- Annual Health Spending Account.
- Three (3) weeks paid vacation pro-rated to start date and eligible for use in the first year of employment.
- Monthly Personal Time Oﬀ (PTO) day.
- Paid office closure days between Christmas and New Year.
- Discretionary Day of Observation each year for use on a day that is of personal significance.
- Agency provided property as needed by the role.
Closing Date Until a suitable candidate is found.
How to Apply Please submit a PDF of your cover letter and résumé, with job title in the subject line, to HR@caryacalgary.ca
We thank all those who expressed their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Equal Employment Opportunities, Requesting an Accommodations Statement, and other Employment Statements
Carya is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, neurodiversity, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other non-merit based or legally protected grounds. Carya is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. To request accommodation, please contact People & Culture by email at HR@caryacalgary.ca in advance of your interview.
The successful candidate must satisfactorily complete a Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.
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