Website Iroquois Lodge, Health Services

SOCIAL WORKER 009R2-22-2

IROQUOIS LODGE, HEALTH SERVICES

Full-Time

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, for the Social Worker with Iroquois Lodge, Health Services Department.  The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website.  Online applications accepted through https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The Social Worker reports to and receives functional and direct supervision from the Administrator – Iroquois Lodge.

The Social Worker works in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team to advocate and provide support and services to residents, families and staff of Iroquois Lodge.

Type Full Time
Closing Date  March 23, 2022
Term: Permanent
Hours of Work  35 hours weekly
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate degree program in Social Work (preferred); OR
  • Undergraduate degree program in Social Work
  • Registered under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998
  • 3 -5 years’ experience in long-term care setting preferred
  • Resident advocate – focused attitude, with high emphasis on building and maintaining relationships with residents, families and staff

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Online

  1. Please visit: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/ to access our job board and follow the directions to apply.
  2. Please ensure all required documents are provided/uploaded with your application package, which include:
    1. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
    2. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
    3. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  3. If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to Lesleigh Rusnak, Staffing Officer at 519-445-2223 ext 4343 or via email at StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

Method #2: GREAT – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

Social Worker – Full Time – 009R2-22-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

POSITION DESCRIPTION – HEALTH SERVICES

POSITION TITLE: Social Worker – Iroquois Lodge

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to and receives functional and direct supervision from the Administrator – Iroquois Lodge.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The Social Worker works in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team to advocate and provide support and services to residents, families and staff of Iroquois Lodge.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

TECHNICAL Functions:

  • To provide clinical services that enhance the problem solving and coping capacities of the residents and their families receiving care
  • Works closely with the nursing staff, the leadership team and other members of the interdisciplinary team to help meet the needs of each resident
  • Develop a psychosocial assessment for each resident in order to contribute to the care plan
  • Identifying and implementing action plans to resolve complaints and concerns
  • To provide end of life support to residents, families and staff
  • Assist with financial concerns and work with the Administrator when needed
  • Provide counselling and support to residents and their families to assist them in coping with social, psychological, emotional and medical factors affecting their total well being

ADMINISTRATIVE Functions:

  • To be a representative for the home and facilitate tours.
  • Assists residents and families, when appropriate and required, in obtaining Powers of Attorney, through:
    • Educating residents and families on the purpose of such documents
    • Providing information such as government publications
    • Referring to appropriate legal services when appropriate
  • Serves on multiple committees within the facility to assist in the overall care of the residents

COMMUNICATION Functions

  • Facilitates partnership with families, staff and other agencies
  • Links residents and their families with system with provide
  • Advocates and provides resources to residents, families and staff
  • Coordinates and prepares care conferences annually (as a minimum) for each resident
  • Prepares accurate and legible case notes according to EMR policy and procedure
  • Facilitates discussions with residents and families about advanced planning
  • Provides opportunities, when appropriate, for residents and family members to be informed of the facilities policies and procedures, as well as to be educated on relevant disease processes and treatment options

OTHER RELATED DUTIES:

  • Will be required to perform other job related duties as may reasonably be required by the Director of Health Services.
  • Provides support for the Six Nations Emergency Measures Plan by ensuring awareness of the Emergency Measures Plan and assistance as instructed by the Director of Health Services.
  • It is the responsibility of the employee to be aware of and adhere to all policies and procedures, including those that relate to client safety, staff safety and risk management.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Working has a high profile, extensive public contact and is subject to deadlines and interruptions.

Work at times will be subject to unscheduled hours.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Under the direction of the Health Senior Leadership Team:

Receives direction, guidance, encouragement; discusses plans and priorities regarding Clinical education and control; while assessing risk management strategies and activities.

With Other Staff:

Promotes courtesy, co-operation and teamwork with all staff.

With External Agencies:  

Represents and promotes Six Nations interests relative to health services; maintains awareness of legislative policy and program changes; seeks to develop close working relationships.

With the Public:

Represents and promotes the health services interests of Six Nations; works in

a courteous, co-operative positive and proactive manner, provides information

and advice.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate degree program in Social Work (preferred)

OR

Undergraduate degree program in Social Work

Registered under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998

3 -5 years experience in long-term care setting preferred

Resident advocate – focused attitude, with high emphasis on building and maintaining relationships with residents, families and staff

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge and high sensitivity of the Six Nations Community and culture
  • Knowledge of Government, Health and First Nations community challenges
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Strong leadership skills to direct the work of the employees
  • Superb organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in judgement and in the conduct of duties could lead to loss credibility, poor public relations, confusion, duplication of effort and misinformation being given to the Director of Health Services, Human Services Committee, Six Nations Elected Council, Government Agencies and the public.

CONTROL:

Guiding principles set by the Director Health Services and the Administrative policies and procedures established by the Six Nations Elected Council for the Health Services Department and other legislation provided by the respective government agencies.