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Sunrise First Link Coordinator

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Job Order #: 5933793

Employer Name:
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
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$47,300 - $57,900 annually
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Part Time
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University Bachelor's Degree
3-5 Years
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Employer Name:
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
Employer Address:
301-2550 12TH AVE
Contact Name:
Joanne Michael
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ASOS is currently recruiting an ambitious and result-oriented individual to work as a permanent full-time First Link Coordinator for the Sunrise Resource Centre based in Yorkton serving east-central SK.
In this exciting role, you will primarily support people living with dementia and their family caregivers. You will help build awareness with physicians, specialists and other health care providers about the First Link direct referral program and how they can connect people with dementia and their families to the programs and services of the Alzheimer Society.  You will also provide information, support and referral to Society and community programs and services throughout the progression of the disease.  A full job description is available upon request.
Ideally, you will have the following key attributes and qualifications:
    Bachelor of Social Work or related degree
    Three to five years experience with Alzheimers disease and other dementias or a related area
    Comprehensive knowledge of Alzheimers disease and related dementias, the diseases impact on the person, the family and others. You will also have knowledge about available community resources.
    Well developed public speaking and communication skills
    Strong organizational and relationship-building skills
    Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with volunteers and staff
    Professional and organized work ethic
    Self-starter with the ability to work independently
    Outgoing personality
    Creative problem solver
    Ability to travel primarily within Yorkton, Melville, east-central SK with valid drivers license and a clean drivers abstract.  Vehicle is required.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Document use
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Computer use
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Membership in a provincial association of social workers
Additional Skills
 - Use computer applications
 - Supervise other social workers, paid para-professional staff, student trainees and volunteers
 - Perform administrative tasks
Specific Skills
 - Refer clients to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services
 - Provide public education and consultation regarding counselling services, issues and methods
 - Provide counsel and therapy to help clients resolve social and personal problems
 - Interview clients to assess their situation and determine the types of services required and eligibility
 - Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops or symposia
Work Setting
 - Community service organization
Client Population
 - Adult
 - Male
 - Female
 - Elderly
Area of Social Work Specialization
 - Health
 - Education and training
 - Community development

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