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Company Name:
Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Certification

Independent Living Skills (ILS) Worker

Description

Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta is seeking an Independent Living Skills (ILS) Worker to work at our independent living facilities.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Social Worker, the ILS Worker is responsible for assessing tenants, developing detailed plans, addressing barriers and quality improvement and evaluation activities.

About Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta

Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta (TPFA) is Calgary’s largest provider of self-contained seniors’ housing, managing eighteen properties and 1654 suites. Our properties include subsidized and affordable housing options, including one community that offers both affordable and market rental units.

TPFA believes seniors deserve access to affordable housing that is clean, safe and secure and supports their independence. These supports may include helping residents get the financial aid they’re entitled to, providing grief support or linking them with community resources. These beliefs are at the root of TPFA’s "more than housing" philosophy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess basic needs to develop a case plan to improve in the tasks of daily living
  • Assist with making and keeping appointments and, where possible and appropriate, coordinate transportation or accompany the client to these appointments
  • Support the tenant to manage their finances
    •    Encourage the client’s engagement in social events and opportunities
    •    Assist the client in planning and accessing appropriate leisure and recreational activities
  •    Participate in regular case reviews with the treatment team
  •    Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education

  • Successful completion of recognized Personal Care Attendant/ Health Care Worker (Health Care Aide, LPN) program, Social Work Certificate program or equivalent education and experience
  • Valid First Aid Certificate

Experience

  • Two to three years previous volunteer or employment experience, preferably working with seniors 
  • Experience working with substance abuse, mental illness and dementia preferred

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Possess an understanding of seniors’ benefits
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and understand and follow treatment plans
  • Demonstrate understanding, patience and sensitivity when relating to clients and families
  • Familiarity with Outcome Tracker or similar system an asset
  • Ability to work as a team and individually
  • Flexibility and versatility in a constantly changing environment
  • Must complete a Calgary Police Service Vulnerable Sector Search

Working Conditions

  • May be required to enter suites that are not well kept
  • Possible exposure to bodily fluids and fecal matter
  • Standing, walking and possibly physically supporting client
  • Lifting and carrying supplies, as required

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