BSO BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT COUNSELLOR (“BSC”)

Application deadline: Mon, Aug 9 - 11:59 pm

Full Time – Contract (2 positions available)
(approx. 12 months and approx 15 months)
Salary Range I1-I8 $47,500-$60,000

The Behavioural Support Counsellor (“BSC”) supports informal caregivers taking care of individuals living in the community who have complex and challenging responsive behaviours that are unmanaged and are deemed as a barrier to being able to provide care. These behaviours may be associated with Alzheimer’s, dementia, mental health, substance use, and other neurological conditions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Identifies the goals of BSO intervention and supports the attainment of the identified goals through solution focused therapy
  • Uses evidenced-based approach to understand and reduce any interfering behaviour(s); using appropriate assessments and care planning supports
  • Collaboratively develops a person-centred, individualized behaviour management plan including triggers, interventions, and communication strategies for informal caregivers
  • Collaboratively develops new strategies and interventions based on ongoing caregiver communication and feedback
  • Provides communication strategies to the care partners
  • Participates in complex resolution tables, case conferences/meetings with clients, family, service providers, and members of the BSO interdisciplinary team for identification and management of the client’s behaviours
  • Use solution-focused principles to motivate informal care partners to carry out behaviour management/intervention plans that have been developed
  • Facilitates regularly scheduled support groups using solution-focused principles, relevant topics, and providing supporting educational materials for new and experienced care partners, family members who are caring for their own family members with responsive behaviours
  • Holds monthly education groups with guest speakers, videos, and presentations that are relevant to caring for this client population
  • Maintains accurate and timely monthly statistics through the identified Statistical Reporting System
  • Participates in administrative team meetings as required

What you Bring

  • College/University Degree-Regulated Health Professional
  • Minimum 5 years of work related experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience working with the elderly with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias
  • U-First, P.I.E.C.E.S, GPA, Mental Health First Aid Certification
  • CPR and First Aid Certificates; A + AED
  • Working knowledge of various regulatory requirements within the Health Services environment
  • Intermediate to Advanced – Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self directed, team player
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to work flexible hours and shifts


What we offer

  • RRSP with company match (for those who qualify)
  • Generous vacation [email protected]
  • Professional Development through innovative Educational Opportunities
  • Annual Education Reimbursement
  • Employee Recognition and Discount Programs
  • Complete insurance coverage-medical, dental, vision, life insurance (for those who qualify)

 

Qualified applicants must apply by sending a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by no later than August 9th, 2021 by 4 p.m. (Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.)

Alzheimer Society Peel is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity.

We are committed to an inclusive and barrier free work environment. Upon request, applicants with a disability will be provided accommodation during the recruitment process. Please contact Olikha Mawji at [email protected] if accommodation is required.