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First Link Coordinator

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Job Order #: 5672448

Employer Name:
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
Wage/Salary Info:
$40,000 - $55,000 annually
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Full Time
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University Bachelor's Degree
1-2 Years
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Employer Name:
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

Employer Address:
301-2550 12TH AVE

Contact Name:
Trina Hodgson

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ASOS is currently recruiting an ambitious and result-oriented individual to work as a FTE (37.5 hours/week) First Link Coordinator, for the former Sun Country Health Region based in Weyburn or Estevan (depending on best suitable candidate - note that there is only one position available).

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
    One to two years experience with Alzheimers disease and other dementias or a related area
    Knowledge of Alzheimers disease and related dementias is an asset
    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
    Ability to travel primarily within Saskatchewan with valid drivers license.  Vehicle is required


Skills and Abilities

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


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