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Organization Overview VON is Canada's largest, national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. We are a national health organization and registered charity offering a wide range of community health care solutions that meet the needs of Canadians from coast to coast. VON is committed to continuous quality improvement and is accredited by the Accreditation Canada.
Req ID 3758 - ME - TFT
Position Title CHA Community Assessor
Hours Per Week 37.5
Program or Dept. Community Support Services
Salary Range $20.08/hr
Job Summary
The Community Support Services Assessor will provide clients with the CSS sector with comprehensive assessments ensuring a high-quality client experience. This will be accomplished through the completion of client assessments, creation of care plans and referrals to local programs/services while respecting the clients’ right to participate in all decisions regarding their personal care.
 
This is a 6-month, full-time contract position with the potential to extend as needed.
Responsibilities
  • Maintain a level of proficiency in assessment and client outcome tools
  • Access and review existing assessments electronically
  • Conduct client assessments/reassessments and environmental risk assessments within the client’s home
  • Actively engage the client, their caregiver(s), support network and other care providers in the assessment interview process
  • Co-create with the client an individualized care plan which align with the client’s strengths and abilities using the information gathered during the assessment interview to establish client goals
  • Facilitate service referrals to other health service providers to address client needs
  • Collect and report relevant client and assessment data electronically through a computer-based software solution
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of community resources within the supported geographic region
  • Communicate and network with regional partners while building strong relationships within the community
  • Frequent travel is required within Middlesex-Elgin and surrounding area
  • Other projects/tasks as assigned by Manager
Qualifications
  • University Degree or College Diploma in Health or Social Services field
  • Coordinator-level experience in a home and community care organization or social services program
  • Demonstrated experience in the completion of client-driven, holistic assessments using conversation-based interview skills
  • Experience with the RAI suite of assessment tools is an asset
  • Professional experience working with geriatric clients and/or adults living with a disability
  • Proven experience building external and community relationships
  • Current knowledge of community resources, including services and programs
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, team building, communication and education
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, while prioritizing, meeting deadlines and working well under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, take direction well and work independently as needed
  • Ability to accept and facilitate change
  • Computer proficiency is mandatory, including Windows OS and Microsoft Office suite/program knowledge
  • Strong keyboarding skills are required
  • Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Current criminal background check will be requested
Date Posted 11/20/2012
Deadline Date 12/10/2012
City Strathroy
Province Ontario [ON]
Compensation & Benefits Overview

VON Canada offers the following benefits:

 

  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Training and skills development
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Group benefit coverage
  • Pension plan
  • Annual vacation and sick leave entitlement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Work Perks employee discounts
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