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Requisition #2363820
Job LocationCanada-Ontario-Ottawa
Job StreamMedical/Healthcare~
Job TypePermanent, Part-Time
Number of Positions1
Start Date of Employment ASAP
Posting Date09-Nov-2021
Travel RequiredNot Required
Educational RequirementsCollege Diploma
Languages RequiredEnglish
Job Description



Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of over 115 operated senior care and living centres, as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 individuals are united by a dedication to quality care and by our vision of being the best provider of senior care and services in Canada.


Applications are invited for the position of full time (75 hours bi-weekly) Social Service Worker to work at our 193 bed Long-Term Care Home located in Ottawa, Ontario. Reporting to the Administrator, the Social Service Worker provides social work services for residents and families within legislative and budgetary parameters.



  • Participates in resident admission process including tours, admission, transfers, discharge, and occupancy tracking.
  • Acts as liaison with families and advocate for residents to ensure they are allowed and encouraged to exercise their rights
  • Participates in the interdisciplinary team process of resident assessment, care planning and evaluation to ensure services are planned according to individual resident and family needs.
  • Provides therapeutic services through individual and group counseling for residents and families, documents on resident’s record and evaluates effectiveness of these programmes.
  • Coordinates services of Psychogeriatric Consultant in support of staff caring for residents.
  • Adheres to established department plans, policies, procedures and quality assurance programme to meet all regulatory and Extendicare standards.
  • Provides in-service programs for home staff, residents, and families. Encourages and supports professional growth and development of staff.
  • Liaises with educational institutions and provides supervision to social service work students during field practicum. Promotes other quality initiatives and programmes designed to enhance resident care.
  • Maintains all required records, reports, statistics and documentation for both residents and department in accordance with policies, procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Participates on committees related to resident care and operation of the home as required.
  • Liaises and consults with community partners, company resources and professionals in relation to resident care needs and department activities.
  • Acknowledges and requests referral to a Social Worker for areas beyond scope of practice
  • Acts as Resident Council Assistant.
  • Assists with recruitment, screening, orienting and recognizing volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned by the Administrator



  • Diploma in Social Service Work from an accredited college, Mandatory.
  • Registration with Canadian Association of Social Workers and/or Ontario College of Social Workers is mandatory.
  • Previous experience in a long-term care setting preferred.
  • Excellent communicator well organized team player with solid clinical skills in assessments and care planning, supportive therapy, crisis intervention and grief counseling, preferred.
  • Expertise in working with geriatric populations with specialization in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, depression, responsive behaviors and other psychogeriatric issues, preferred.
  • Knowledge of applicable Ministry of Health and Long Term Care legislation and standards, preferred.
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety practices, principles and legislation, preferred.
  • Computer literate with understanding of RAI-MDS and PointClickCare software system, preferred.

 CLOSING DATE- December 09 2021

Interested applicants may forward their resume in confidence by to the attention of:

Amy Connor, Office Manager


 Facility Address: Extendicare Medex, 1865 Baseline Road Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3K6


In Ontario, Extendicare, ParaMed Home Health Care and affiliated organizations including our partner homes in Extendicare Assist, accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodation needs must be provided in advance.   To discuss your needs, please contact the individual noted in the posting.


Extendicare recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents, patients, team members and visitors from COVID-19. As such, subject to medical exemptions, a condition of employment with Extendicare is requiring that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.