Position: Full-Time Temporary Link Worker
Program: Social Prescribing for Older Adults
Reports to: Act4Health Committee
Position Available: November 1, 2023
Term: 2 years with possibility of renewal
A Link Worker plays an integral role in bridging the gap between healthcare and social care services as a holistic approach. As a Social Prescribing professional, you work directly with healthcare professionals to take referrals for social prescribing and connect clients with community services to provide non-medical support to improve the overall health and well-being of your clients and enhance their quality of life.
This role includes a diverse range of responsibilities including but not limited to:
-Conduct assessments and develop personalized care plans
-Provide practical support to clients and their families and discern their unique needs
-Establish a strong working relationship with health professionals
-Work directly with local doctors, agencies, and professionals to ‘Link” patients and clients to social prescriptions
-Make community referrals, provide follow-up with the clients and provide feedback to the referral source
-Data collection and reporting
-Local community meetings
-Provincial community of practice meetings with Healthy Aging Alberta
-Network Coordination with broader regions
-Keep up to date on resources and identifies opportunities for improved services for older adults
- Education: Degree, diploma or Certificate in human services field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Preference will be given to candidates with a strong knowledge of community resources
- Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector is required;
- Certificates in the following would be an asset: Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Intervention and Trauma Informed Care
- Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
SKILLS and Experience:
- Strong networking and collaborating skills
- Knowledge of issues impacting older adults and experience working with older adults is beneficial
- Able to respect complete confidentiality of clients including business of the medical clinic and health facility
- Excellent communication skills
- Being non-judgmental, compassionate and good at building relationships
- Ability to track referrals and outcomes and put data in reports
- Experience in working with diverse cultures
- Ability to work independently and to manage time effectively
- Excellent planning, writing and organizational skills
- High computer competence and familiarity with Microsoft and Google docs, spreadsheets and email
- Self-motivated and able to work as part of a team.
This position reports to the Act4Health Committee with Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society as the Fiscal Agent. This position will work out of the Vulcan Medical Clinic and will involve some travel around Vulcan County and nearby urban centres.
Competition will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary Range based on experience. Benefits option to be negotiated.
Email resumes to email@example.com
Or apply in person at 110 1st Avenue South,
Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0