Your Opportunity :
Reporting to the Transition Services Manager, Seniors Health, Red Deer, the Continuing Care Counsellor (CCC) provides psychosocial supports and services in both community and facility settings.
Using a collaborative approach, the CCC supports clients, families, and health professionals across the continuum of care.
This support may include, but is not limited to, cognitive and mental health assessments, assistance with substitute decision-
making, resource provision, and referral to appropriate supports within, and external to, Alberta Health Services. Strong knowledge of applicable legislation (Personal Directives Act, Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act, etc.
the health care system, and community resources are required as this position is a resource for the interdisciplinary team.
Specific skills in Case Management, group facilitation, adult education, and adjustment / supportive counseling are assets.
The client group served is primarily seniors; however, clients may be adults of any age. Comfort and experience with a diverse population including those with dementia, acquired brain injuries, and mental health challenges and histories of addictions required.
Very strong communication skills and the ability to function both independently and as a contributing member of the interdisciplinary skills are key to this role, as is the ability to balance multiple demands in dynamic environments.
As a Continuing Care Counsellor (CCC), you will be working closely with interdisciplinary professionals with a variety of backgrounds where you will provide a wide variety of coordination activities to support patients and their families to access Continuing Care living options.
Using a collaborative approach, you will review applications, manage continuing care waitlists and coordinate placement processes.
You will be guided by your education, experience, demonstrated skill level and AHS policies and procedures, while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Required Qualifications :
Active or eligible for registration with applicable professional association or college.
Additional Required Qualifications :
Practice permit with the appropriate professional college, e.g. College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA), College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) required.
Familiarity and comfort with electronic documentation systems, e.g. Meditech, Medworxx, and Microsoft Office applications are assets.
Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) required.This position involves travel for business purposes therefore business insurance is required.
Preferred Qualifications :
Designated Capacity assessor.Baccalaureate degree in Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing, Social Work or other appropriate health profession preferred.
Skills and experience relevant to the position will be considered.Minimum five years’ experience in the community environment, preferably Home Care, an asset.