REHABILITATION COUNSELLOR

Brain Injury Community Re-entry (Niagara) Inc. - Niagara, ON (30+ days ago)

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About BICR: Providing rehabilitation and support services to individuals, families and caregivers throughout Niagara who are living with the effects of an acquired brain injury. We are seeking motivated, ambitious, team players who enjoy helping others to reach their goals. In return, we provide a positive workplace focused on continuous learning and development, professional challenges, and open communication.

Hours of work: 32-40 hours per week. Will include days, evenings and weekends. Overnight shifts may be required.

Terms: Permanent Full-Time

Location: Niagara Region

Wage: $18.38-$21.23 per hour

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package

Start date: ASAP

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Residential Rehabilitation Counsellor is responsible for promoting the rights of participants residing in residential programs with an acquired brain injury by facilitating independence and empowerment, enhancing quality of life, and implementing program activities as required, and in accordance with the Agency’s mission and the philosophy of the program.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Provide support to participants which may include assisting participants complete their routines in accordance with their Individual Support Plan (ISP), attendant care duties such as toileting, changing briefs, addressing participant concerns, feeding participants etc.
  • Assist with ongoing program development, assessment and evaluation of the participant’s ISP by identifying and communicating changes i.e. behaviour, routine, or progress, to the Case Facilitator.
  • Provide supportive counselling by promoting participation in social functions, arranging transportation, identifying inappropriate behaviour and redirecting participants to alternative action.
  • Complete administration and documentation for medications as per Agency policies and practices.
  • Responsible and accountable for meeting shift expectations and tasks as assigned within a program, job site or specific to any given participant; completing expectations as Shift Coordinator when assigned.
  • Communicate effectively between participants and staff via, counsellor notes, email, work binders, observation sheets, etc...in accordance with the Agency’s documentation policies and procedures.
  • In emergency situations or fire drills, required to assist in the evacuation of participants and carry out duties as per the Agency’s Emergency Response Plan.
  • Maintain a safe environment by complying with all aspects of the Agency’s Health and Safety Program in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Responsible for maintaining a high level of job knowledge, skill, work habits, and professionalism by attending team meetings, mandatory training refreshers, participating in education seminars, conferences, and workshops.

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • Preference of one (1) year of work experience in social services and experience with implementing individual support plans.
  • Completion of 50% of a degree or 75% of a diploma in a related program
  • Knowledge of and abilities in attendant care duties, transferring and lifting
  • Computer literate and effective working skills with Agency software
  • High degree of resourcefulness, problem solving abilities, accountability and dependability
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of the position and develop an excellent rapport with participants and co-workers.
  • Valid CPR/SFA Certificate and current training in Crisis Intervention Management
  • Willing to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Check specific to the agency
  • Willing to obtain a certified drivers abstract
  • Current valid class ‘G’ driver’s license and daily access to an insured passenger vehicle
  • Valid insurance coverage including $1,000,000 in vehicle liability coverage and coverage for non-owned auto
  • A preferred asset also includes proficiency in speaking/reading French

Working Conditions:

Working as a team and independently within residential setting; may be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions etc…; exposure to the threat of physical or verbal abuse; direct and personal responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the individuals we support; direct intervention in crisis and emergency situations.

Physical Requirements:

Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting up to 50 lbs, pushing/pulling wheelchairs/walkers; manual dexterity required to use computers, kitchen equipment etc….

Application Procedure:

A current resume (including months and years of previous/current employment and education) with a cover letter must be forwarded by Friday November 15, 2019. if you wish to be considered for this position.

BICR is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $18.38 to $21.23 /hour

Education:

  • DCS / DEC (Required)

Licence:

  • Drivers License G (Required)
  • CPR/SFA Certificate (Required)