First Link Care Navigator - Perth County
Job Type: Full-time Ongoing - 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Travel required throughout Huron and/or Perth County.
The First Link Care Navigator will coordinate and integrate support services around the person living with dementia and their care partner. In this first point of contact service role, they will be the key “go-to” person after a dementia diagnosis. They will be responsible 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 work closely with the centralized intake team to ensure that newly referred persons diagnosed with dementia and their care partners have timely access to information, learning opportunities and support 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
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, Registered Social Services Worker Diploma, RPN, or other related Registered health professional designation
Experience and Skills:
- Client service experience in healthcare sector, social services sector and community support sector preferred
- Experience working directly with people living with dementia and their care partners.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills including shared decision-making and facilitation.
- Ability to take initiative, prioritize workload and manage competing tasks.
- Excellent communication (verbal and written)
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team.
- Expertise and experience in cultural sensitivity and diversity
Valid Drivers License with reliable vehicle.
The Alzheimer Society Huron Perth actively supports families and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. We advocate for and provide support services, education, and funding for research for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
The Alzheimer Society is an equal opportunity employer, and we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We are also committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Human Rights Code and AODA and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodation is available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Commitment to Equitable Recruitment:
The Alzheimer Society welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity and social justice and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black and persons of colour, persons with disabilities, people living with dementia, care partners and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
To Apply, please email cover letter, and resume to [email protected]
We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.