Agency Update - Covid-19
Following the direction of the Provincial Government Effective January 14, 2021 DSLG has transitioned to a working with precautionary measures model to ensure the safety of the individuals we are supporting and staff. In keeping the safety of our individuals and staff as a top priority, we will transition most staff to working from home to mitigate the risk to all for the duration of the stay at home order. We will re-evaluate the risks throughout this period and extend the time frame if necessary. This means all location doors will be locked and face to face interactions will be limited. If you receive supports from DSLG your coordinator will be in contact with you throughout this period and support you in the safest way. Please know we will still continue to operate and provide services and supports to individuals during this time period as best as possible.
Social Worker Full-time Contract (June 2022 End Date)
The position of the Social Worker is responsible for providing a broad range of clinical and support casework services to developmentally disabled clients (adults and children) and other individuals (parents, guardians, primary caregivers, etc.). The Social Worker position gathers information, coordinates the development and implementation of Individual Support Plans, liaises with inter- and intra-agency personnel and advocates on behalf of clients and families.
Master's degree in Social Work (registered in Ontario)
5 years related experience
Knowledge of the needs and best practice service standards for persons with developmental disabilities
Excellent mediation and conflict resolution skills
Well-developed support and interview skills to assist client facilitation
Able to work with multi-disciplinary team members
Good interpersonal skills including the ability to build rapport and trust
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Able to explain abstract concepts to clients and professionals of varied backgrounds and abilities
Sound judgment and interpretation skills
Sound analytical skills
Very good relationship management, conflict resolution and mediation skills
Understanding of the variety of learning styles and communication techniques necessary to best impart knowledge
CPI, CPR and First Aid
Valid Ontario driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle
Extensive experience with evaluation and test analysis documentation
How To Apply
The deadline for applications is November 28th, 2021 at 4PM. Please forward all applications to;
Developmental Services of Leeds and Grenville welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.