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Assisted Living Coordinator At Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc

Location

Markham, Ontario

Job Description

Job Description



ASSISTED LIVING COORDINATOR
Amica at Swan Lake
(Full Time Contract)

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develops and facilitates programs to meet the needs of the residents within the Assisted Living program ensuring that legislative guidelines, best practices and expectations related to Assisted Living

Organizes, facilitates and tracks in-service and continuing education programs for Assisted Living team members

Manages the large team of Resident Care Partners in the Assisted Living neighbourhood to ensure resident care, monitoring and appropriate interaction by forecasting staffing levels, recruiting, supervising, developing, performance managing, motivating and retaining employees

Scheduling of the Resident Care Partners to ensure all residents’ needs are met

Fosters and maintains a strong relationship with residents and their families by being available and flexible to resident and family needs, as required

Actively participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for resident care and services by promoting collaboration with members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure all resources are available and accessible to residents in Active Living

Ensures the integrity, accuracy and timely completion of resident records, reports and assessments by maintaining resident records according to legislative regulations and policies, to include necessary documentation such as progress notes and reports and maintaining resident information in YARDI (the electronic care system), auditing the data and providing technical support to team members

Works in collaboration with the Director of Wellness, ensuring monthly and bi-annual assessments are completed to confirm that care plans are current according to BayBridge’s care model and regulatory standards

Liaises with and provides support to the Life Enrichment Coordinator by collaborating and assisting with the development of recreation, activities and life enriching programs for both individual and group involvement based on resident needs and interests and assessing residents for development of life enriching programs and service plan in a timely manner

Works collaboratively with Director of Culinary Services and the Resident Care Partner Team to provide the same quality of culinary experience in the neighbourhood as is found in the main dining room.

Performs other related duties consistent with the duties outlined above as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience

Diploma from a recognized college related to social services, healthcare or gerontology
License/Designation:First Aid and CPR certified
Experience:Three (3) years experience in senior living, healthcare environment
Two (2) years organizational management and leadership experience

Knowledge
Seniors’ care, aging and diversity
Healthcare issues and assisted living services
Leadership best practices and principles
Legislative regulations and policies related to retirement care
Changes in mobility of seniors and mechanical lifting devices
Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff

Competencies, Skills & Abilities
Ability to supervise staff, organize and schedule work functions and motivate a team of professional employees
Strong oral, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to multi-task
Ability to resolve contentious or sensitive issues or situations
Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and electronic care systems
Ability to maintain confidentiality of resident information
Ability to work in a flexible environment to meet the needs of the residents, including weekend and holiday coverage, as required

Personal Suitability
Demonstrates a strong desire to serve seniors and their families
Open, friendly and responsive
Able to apply tact, discretion and sound judgement
Trustworthy, hands-on leader
Shows initiative and commitment to excellence
Resident centred
Desirable Qualifications
Experience working with dementia and other aging illnesses in a healthcare setting
Experience with YARDI (electronic care system) preferred
Degree from a recognized university

Position vacant until filled.

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