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Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant (0.4 FTE - Temporary for up to 12 months)

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

Initial Assignment:    141 Weber Street South, Waterloo, Regular Day Shift.


Provides consultation and education to staff who care for clients with complex physical mental health needs with associated behaviour in CCAC, community agencies, LTC facilities and acute care sites.  Plans and delivers education/training sessions for capacity building, and provides case-based consultation to assist with assessment, care and treatment planning.  Assists in the development and maintenance of local community networks.   

Core Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provides education and training to enhance knowledge and skills within the CCAC,  community agencies, LTC Homes and acute care sites
  • Assists and supports staff in various sectors in the application and interpretation of assessment tools for care planning and treatment for persons with cognitive/mental health needs and associated behavioural issues for capacity building;
  • Education and training to build capacity for staff who care for clients with complex physical mental health needs with associated behavior in CCAC, Community Agencies, LTC facilities and acute care sites., Training may include PIECES, U-First, GPA along with generalized training on dementia and behaviours
  • Developing training material/presentations along with delivering the presentations
  • Develops linkages with  community resources;
  • Provides information and support regarding access to appropriate services;
  • Participates in program development and evaluation;
  • Ability to have positive working relationships with multiple stakeholders and to develop suggested solutions or pathways collaboratively  in a positive manner;
  • Developing training material/presentations along with delivering the presentations. 


  • Membership in good standing, with the appropriate college, as a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Speech Language Pathologist, or membership in good standing with the College of Social Work, with a degree at the Master's level.   Experience and knowledge related to geriatric medical and mental health issues are required as are knowledge and skill in the application of specific assessment tools and interventions for a specialized geriatric service along with management of responsive behaviour
  • Specific education related to geriatric mental health is required.  Certification in mental health or geriatric nursing (CPMHN(c)) or a geriatric certificate program is preferred.
  • Three (3) – five (5) years' experience working with a specialized geriatric service.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver adult education and provide professional consultation;
  • Experience developing and supporting service networks and working in partnership with community agencies;
  • Skills in program development and evaluation.
  • The ability to work independently in a highly organized manner is required.  This position also requires proficiency in the use of a personal computer in a windows networked environment, using Word and database software and PowerPoint.  The ability to travel throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County is required.
  • This position may be required to provide relief at other CCAC locations or teams as needed and may be part of the on call rotation as per the provisions of the ONA collective agreement. 

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements, quoting posting #14/0/83 before 4:30 p.m. on October 15, 2014 to Human Resources (e-mail: We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview.   


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.