New Job Care Coordinator In Nova Scotia
Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $5,281–$6,431 a month
Location : Nova Scotia
Department: Community Services
Location: NEW GLASGOW
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 31-Jul-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
At the Department of Community Services (DCS), we are a large and diverse department providing a broad portfolio of programs and services including Child and Family well-being (CFW), Employment Support Services(ESS), Income Assistance (IA), Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and Disability Support Program(DSP).
Through our services, we advocate and help vulnerable Nova Scotians be independent, self-reliant, and secure. We work collaboratively across the province with a strong dedicated network of support and staff, to achieve desired and shared outcomes for all.
About Our Opportunity
As the Care Coordinator, you work under the direction of the Casework Supervisor. You are responsible for the intake, assessment, and determination of financial eligibility and support need requirements. You are also responsible for individual support planning, coordination, and implementation of programs and services, ongoing case management, as well as monitoring and discharge planning of individuals with disabilities within the Disability Support Program.
You will work with individuals with disabilities across their lifespan who require varying levels of support and supervision, including those with complex support needs and challenging behaviors.
You will assess individuals with disabilities in order to determine their level of support. You will also recommend and implement in-home support plans or admission into residential support programs. Working in partnership with Adult Service Centers, other day programs, and vocational service providers you will implement and maintain effective vocational or day programs on behalf of eligible individuals with disabilities.
As the Care Coordinator, you will work in partnership with individuals with disabilities and, as appropriate, their families and/or others from their personal support network. You will also work with other departments and agencies to provide services, within a continuum of available programs, to meet assessed unmet support needs. These are voluntary programs designed to support people at various stages of their development and independence.
Qualifications and Experience
You are a Licensed Professional in Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, or Nutritional Studies plus five (5) years of related experience. You must be currently registered, or eligible for registration, with your applicable professional association.
A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel to various work site locations are required.
You must have excellent assessment, interviewing, and negotiation skills, which are essential in dealing with complex client situations. You will be a team player who displays sound judgment and has well-developed skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and time management. You must have a solid knowledge base in child development and a thorough understanding of the needs and issues relating to children, adults, and families with a person with a mental, intellectual, and/or physical disability.
You have a good understanding of community supports available and the dynamics of facilitating the development of individual family support networks and family-centered service delivery. Knowledge of health and social services systems, long term care and case management principles, risk management, community development approaches, coordination of appropriate services, special needs populations, and Homes for Special Care legislation is required.
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered such as:
- a Master's degree in either Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Nutritional Studies plus three (3) years of related experience
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
PR 14 -
$2,640.65 - $3,215.50
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation, and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.
You will work with individuals with disabilities who require varying levels of support, care, and supervision, including those with complex support needs and challenging behaviors.
You will be responsible for traveling to and completing client assessments in multiple locations including family homes, group homes, residential facilities, psychiatric hospitals, and forensic and correctional facilities.
What We Offer
Career Possibilities; you will have access to multiple career paths, career guidance, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
Rewarding and versatile work; daily, you will get to see the impact you have in and around your community.
Engaging workplace; you are respected, supported, and valued. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies and incorporate your feedback to enhance our services.
Flexible working schedules; as you work with your clients, we will work with you to support flexible working options, ensuring that you have the tools, resources, and time to bring out the best in you.
Pay Grade: PR 14
Salary Range: $2,640.65 - $3,215.50 Bi-Weekly
Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:
Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.
External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].