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13.139 Coordinator, Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Team (Temporary Full Time)


Job Summary

The Coordinator, Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Team functions as the coordinator of the multidisciplinary team designated to deliver comprehensive services to individuals are experiencing mental health problems. He/she is responsible for the clinical supervision of case managers, as well as assisting the manager and director with the administrative management of the service. The Coordinator is the program’s liaison with community-based services mental health resources and services. In collaboration with the individuals experiencing issues, caregivers, mental health service providers, family, hospitals, other community based services, and key individuals, the Coordinator identifies, informs and facilitates the development of a plan that will address the mental health needs at key intervention points in the treatment process.

Qualifications

  • M.S.W. degree preferred.  Must possess a minimum of 5 years experience working in field of psychogeriatrics;

  • Registration with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers;

  • Trained in PIECES

  • Must have sound knowledge of issues related to mental health and familiarity with a wide variety of resources in their jurisdiction;

  • Knowledge of community resources, Personal Health Information and Protection or Privacy Act (PHIPPA), Mental Health Act;

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft office software applications.

  • A valid Ontario Drivers License and access to a reliable vehicle.

  • French Language proficiency an asset.

Responsibilities

  • To coordinate the assessment and intervention services delivered by the multidisciplinary treatment staff assigned to work with the identified client population; 

  • To assist the manager with the administrative demands of this service including case assignment;

  • To assist in the design and collection of program evaluation data gathering; manages information and statistical databases, conducting analyses and generating statistical reports.

  • The Coordinator will provide primary liaison with LTC, Residential facilities and family to review intervention options to prevent potential hospital presentations;

  • In hospital settings, the Coordinator will provide primary liaison and collaboration with discharge planners and CCAC, assess the clients and collect relevant data including psychiatric history, treating psychiatrist, if any, psychiatric support network, current discharge options, living situation, available supports and other services;

  • The Coordinator will work with receiving residential homes to assist in preparing the home to receive the discharged resident.

  • The Coordinator will send the criteria for diversion to the treating psychiatrist and request input and recommendations on service requirements (where applicable);

  • Where the client has no psychiatrist, the Coordinator will arrange for and facilitate a psychiatric assessment;

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