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Placement Coordinator

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
8/22/2014
Job Summary:

Posting #: 14-34

Regular Part-time

The Placement Coordinator facilitates and authorizes long stay and short stay admissions to Long-Term Care Homes for applicants from the community, hospitals, other Long-Term Care Homes, out of Region and out of Province and to manage the waiting list for and admission to the Regional Complex Continuing Care program.

This position acts as an information resource to internal and external customers.

Education & Experience

  • Experience working with various health disciplines as well as the public, interagency contact.
  • Understanding of the Long-Term care and health care delivery system in the province of Ontario.
  • Good knowledge of primary care services and other community resources in the LHIN, as well as the roles of health care professionals.
  • In-depth knowledge of tools, systems and databases used in client service delivery and management.
  • Advanced computer and database management skills including proficiency in MS Office applications and CHRIS.
  • Knowledge of human behaviour and development, family dynamics.
  • Knowledge of the disability/disease and aging process.
  • Sound knowledge of applicable government legislation including the Long-Term Care Act, Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decision Maker Act and the Mental Health Act and the application to practice.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Knowledge of PIECES and/or other assessment tools.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation and outcome measurement, quality management principles.
  • Knowledge of the placement process to Long-Term care homes.

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with a diverse client groups with varying levels of comprehension and language capability.
  • Effective communication skills to establish and maintain wide range of contacts with professionals and organizations within the community.
  • Effective communication with internal and external stakeholders which includes respecting and valuing others, active listening and facilitating healthy relationships.
  • Strong collaboration skills to participate on projects and committees with colleagues across the CCAC and with local community agencies and health professionals (regarding client care and CCAC client services).
  • Effective listening and strong facilitation skills are necessary to work with clients and their families in order to ensure best possible attachment is provided to the client.
  • Ability to communicate using various software programs to clearly articulate clients' status and service needs.
  • Excellent documentation skills (clear, thorough, accurate and timely)
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Ability to deliver information effectively in a variety of settings including one-on-one, team meetings, and presentations.
  • Embrace client centered philosophy of care and embody excellent customer service practices.
  • Proficiency in French is an asset.

Abilities

  • Team player with the ability to adapt to change and perform efficiently in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Motivation to continue learning as practices and systems change and evolve.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, open and participatory environment where leadership is shared and decisions are jointly made.
  • Ability to advocate for both client and partner needs.
  • Ability to travel and a valid driver's license/vehicle are required.
  • Ability to wear a protective mask as required.

Language

  • Proficiency in French is an asset.

Location

15 Sperling Drive, Barrie, ON

Compensation and Benefits 

Salary Range:   $27.23/hr. - $35.53/hr., based on experience

Percentage in lieu of benefits and vacation pay.

HOOPP eligible

How to apply

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter (with vacancy number), along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements, to

North Simcoe Muskoka Community Care Access Centre

ATT:  Human Resources Office

15 Sperling Drive, #100

Barrie, Ontario L4M 6K9

Email:   careers@nsm.ccac-ont.ca    (include position and vacancy number in subject heading)

 


About the CCAC

Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.