LOFT Community Service
DATE: August 31st, 2023
LOCATION: North York General Hospital Finch Reactivation Care Centre
COMPENSATION: $46,488 – $47,688 Annually Prorated
LOFT Community Services is a unique and dynamic charitable organization that supports people living with complicated issues such as mental and physical health challenges, use challenges, poverty and homelessness. Serving approximately 13,969 annually and providing 1,788 units of supportive housing last year, LOFT is one of Ontario’s largest mental health service providers of its kind. LOFT is also recognized as a Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ Award (NEOC) recipient.
To help fulfill its mission, LOFT is hiring a Behavioural Support Worker.
As a Behavioural Support Worker, dedicated to the North York General Hospital Reactivation Care Centre, you will be a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides direct care, education and support to seniors who are demonstrating responsive behaviours that may be associated with various types of dementia, mental health, substance use and/or other neurological disorders. The Behavioural Support Worker provides expertise in observation of behaviour, collection of pre and post data, implementation of behavioural strategies and assists in the completion of an evidence-based Behavioural Support Plan. Working with the Behavioural Support Specialist and other members of the care team, the Behavioural Support Worker will enhance the quality of life for clients with responsive behaviours while they are at the RCC and actively support their transition to their next care destination.
Staff may be required to work in client’s own homes and may therefore be exposed to second hand smoke. Evening and weekend hours may be required as well as frequent travel using own vehicle.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
This position supports the physical health, responsive behaviour and dignity of the clients, thereby improving their quality of life by using the agreed upon strategies to address responsive behaviours by:
- Perform, record and complete and accurate observation of client and their responsive behaviour; assist in identifying triggers for the responsive behaviour;
- Documents activity according to agency standards in client information system and reports observational data using specified tools (ABO’s, Standard Behaviour Questionnaire etc.);
- Assists the Behaviour Support Specialist in the development of a Behavioural Support Plan towards the management of responsive behaviours;
- Offers suggestions to the development of Behavioural Support Plan with special emphasis on strategies to manage responsive behaviours;
- Actively implement the recommendations and interventions and continually adapt the interventions and strategies to ensure the best possible outcome for mitigating the responsive behaviours;
- Uses the agreed upon strategies to address responsive behaviours and reports to other team members when responsive behaviours are escalating;
- Model, teach and coach the effective interventions/strategies to other members of the care team, family care partners and others, as required;
- Effectively participate as a member of the NYGH RCC interdisciplinary team; attend staff/team meetings, client care conferences, other multi-disciplinary meetings, committee meetings etc. as required;
- Shares responsibilities for client care by working together with other staff members;
- Meets the needs of clients by communication, observation and direct care;
- Reports any changes in conditions or abilities as well as any observations to the team as per the Health Service Provider protocols;
- Works in compliance with the Health and Safety Act and its regulations in performing duties in a safe manner and follows all health and safety policies, procedures and legislation;
- Follows standard infection control practices and enhanced precautions as instructed;
- Complete other Duties, from time to time, as assigned by director of Behavioural Support Services and/or Program Director.
WHAT YOU BRING:
- Completion of a post-secondary education in Human Services (i.e. Personal Support Worker Certificate, Health Care Aide Certificate, Registered Practical Nurse Certificate);
- Experience with vulnerable, older adults and seniors with serious mental illness, cognitive and addiction challenges who exhibit responsive behaviours;
- Knowledge of GPA, P.I.E.C.E.S., U-First or willingness to receive such training;
- Sound understanding or and commitment to the principles of the Behavioural Supports Ontario Project;
- Knowledge and proven experience working with clients in a PSR (Psychosocial Rehabilitation) approach;
- Ability to organize and work with individuals and groups in the areas of assessment, problem solving and crisis management;
- Ability to interact with clients in a positive and supportive manner;
- Physically able to perform demanding body mechanics (i.e. lifting, transferring, etc.)
- First Aid and CPR certification;
- Good oral and written skills; excellent computer skills; ability to follow written and verbal instructions;
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment;
- Demonstrated effectiveness working with minimal supervision with proven reliability and trustworthiness;
- Valid drivers’ license and access to own vehicle is required;
- Ability to communicate in a different language, an asset.
We believe there are many different ways of developing skills, and we love diverse
experiences! So even if you don’t “tick all the boxes” but think you’d thrive in this role, we encourage you to apply.
WHAT WE OFFER:
- A comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability
- Defined Benefits Pensions Plan
- 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
- E-learning program available all year round
- Starting vacation time above minimum standard,
- Additional paid personal and paid sick days
- Professional development budget available to help you nurture and shape your career
- Corporate Gym membership rate with GoodLife Fitness
- Access to Perkopolis, a comprehensive corporate discount program
- Access to unlimited DEI trainings through partnership Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
- Tuition reimbursement program
- Maternity-leave top up program
Note: All LOFT employees are required to be COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with LOFT’s Vaccination Policy; unless they are employed in or work regularly with staff who are employed in, non-client facing roles.
Note: A satisfactory vulnerable sector check (VSC) is also required.
CLOSING DATE: September 14th, 2023.
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