Career Opportunities

First Link Care Navigator

The First Link Care Navigator will coordinate and integrate supports and services around the person living with dementia and their care partner. In this direct client service role, they will be the key “go-to” person for families after a dementia diagnosis, with responsibility for identifying needs, supporting self-management goals, and strengthening the communication and care planning linkages between providers and across sectors along the continuum of care.  The First Link Care Navigator will strive to ensure that every person diagnosed with dementia and their care partners have timely access to information, learning opportunities and support when and where they need it in order to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Increase system capacity to provide families facing a dementia diagnosis with system navigation support 
  • Improved client experience and health for the person with dementia and their care partner(s)
  • Greater care partner capacity and competency to effectively manage their role and reduce incidence of crisis situations
  • Enhanced capacity for the person living with dementia to remain in their own home and community for as long as possible

Job Qualifications

Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in social work, gerontology or other related health care discipline.  Registered health professional designation and Master’s level education preferred

Experience:

  • 3 to 5 years client service experience in the health and/or social service sectors
  • Experience working directly with people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners
  • Experience and knowledge in management of chronic and complex health conditions
  • Knowledge of available community services/supports and clinical, social and residential care options
  • Understanding of roles and linkages across primary care, community care and specialized geriatric services
  • Strong knowledge of client-centred philosophy
  • Knowledge of clinical practices and training models related to dementia (e.g.: P.I.E.C.E.S. and U-First!)
  • Experience in assessment and care planning/coordination
  • Experience working in settings requiring inter-professional collaboration

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including shared decision-making and facilitation
  • Ability to prioritize workload and manage competing tasks
  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful
  • Excellent problem-solving and change management skills
  • Proficiency in technology (e.g.: Microsoft office and case management and care coordination systems)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team
  • Expertise and experience in cultural sensitivity and diversity
  • Ability to speak French or other languages an asset

For Full Job Description, CLICK HERE

Please send your resume/cover letter, in confidence, by 4:00 pm Friday, May 11, 2018 to:

Pamela Gerrie, Interim Office Manager

Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay

180 Park Avenue, Suite 310

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6J4

Email:              pgerrie@alzheimerthunderbay.ca  


Executive Director

Reporting to, and accountable to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for planning and managing the successful operation of the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay.

Building on past successes, the Executive Director will provide sound leadership with passion for the cause and spearhead / oversee new initiatives, innovative approaches and best practices for client care and organizational success.

The candidate shall have:

  • Post-secondary education in a related field e.g. health, social services, business administration, fund development, human resources or a combination thereof.
  • Significant Management Experience.
  • Experience working with volunteers, the general public and individuals in crisis.
  • Experience in a not-for-profit organization is an asset.
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
  • Strong administrative skills with competency in financial and human resource management and strategic development.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience with Fund Development is an asset.
  • Driver’s license and use of a vehicle is an asset as city/district travel is required.

For Full Job Description, CLICK HERE

Please send your resume/cover letter, in confidence, by 4:00 pm Wednesday April 18, 2018 to:

Laraine Tapak, President

Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay

180 Park Avenue, Suite 310

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6J4

Email: president@alzheimerthunderbay.ca


Last Updated: 05/03/2018