Full time contract (6 months)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
CWSDS is looking to hire a Resource Worker on a full time contract basis (6 months, approximately). This position will report to the Clinical Director, Dual Diagnosis Services
- Working with individuals, caregivers and Dual Diagnosis Service (DDS) team members to develop the persons and caregivers’ treatment goals and objectives, within the geographic area of responsibility (Halton, Peel and Waterloo regions, Dufferin and Wellington counties).
- Working closely with all disciplines participating in intake, assessments/screening tools, information gathering, environmental scans and data collection.
- Coordinating community resources in support of person’s needs and assisting the person in utilizing these resources.
- Liaising with person and their families to assist and support them.
- Assist in monitoring response to treatment recommendations.
- Participating in a multi-disciplinary team to develop treatment plans for assigned person in the community.
- Conducting observations in all environments (i.e., home, school, day program etc.) to provide guidance/information to person, families and community partners.
- Providing education and training to caregivers and community providers on a variety of topics (i.e. Dual Diagnosis, behavioral strategies etc.).
- Developmental Service Worker Diploma or Degree/Diploma from a recognized Community College/University in Social/Human Services (minimum 2-year program)
- If candidate does not have a DSW Diploma, completion of all CWSDS mandatory courses is required.
- Significant experience in delivering social support services to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness.
- Previous service coordination experience.
- Good knowledge of the social services resources and the professional service providers within the greater community area.
- Ability to coordinate, facilitate and provide training to community service providers.
- Effective assessment, planning, priority setting and problem solving skills.
- Good oral/written communication skills.
- Computer proficiency in MS Office Products, word processing, spreadsheets and e-mail.
- Ability and willingness to work flexible hours to meet with the clients and community resources.
- Valid Ontario G class driver’s license and a vehicle to conduct home visits and community outreach activities.
LOCATION: Oakville, with some travel across Halton, Peel, Dufferin, Waterloo and Wellington.
HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.