Employment at Sage

Sage provides a community where all seniors are valued and have the opportunity to live according to their beliefs, abilities and aspirations.  With the support of more than 30 employees and 200+ volunteers, Sage serves thousands of seniors across the greater Edmonton area.

At Sage, a powerful sense of mission influences everything we do. We want every Edmonton senior to live a full and healthy life, to do as much as they can, as well as they can, for as long as they can. To do this well, to strive to be the best we can be at it, we need great people who are eager to join that mission.

Outreach/Community Connector (Temporary, Full-Time)

The Outreach/Community Connector is responsible for providing in-depth screening of older adults to help identify and connect seniors to appropriate social and health resources. They will participate in follow-up services addressing the social, emotional, and health needs of older adults through assessment, support, connecting to resources, and system navigation. The Connector will work with individuals in a supportive, holistic way to address access barriers including finances, housing, transport, low confidence, and social isolation.

They will use the Canadian Frailty Scale Assessment tool to help identify areas older adults might wish to concentrate on and coordinate efforts with other Sage programs and external programs/organizations. Referrals to this project will be received from health systems and community Home Support programs with the emphasis being on providing supports to assist the older adult remain healthy in the community. These services may be offered at Sage or in the community, depending on the needs of the senior being served. Screening may take place virtually by phone or in person.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Registered Social Worker with the ACSW or able to be registered with ACSW;
  • Experience in the Human and Health Services field preferably with seniors;
  • Knowledge of resources and health systems for seniors in Edmonton;
  • Undergo Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector is required.

Temporary full-time position, 35 hours per week, until March 31, 2023.

To view the full job description, please click here. Please submit your letter of interest and resume by Monday, July 4, indicating in the subject line: Temp Outreach/Community Connector to:

Barb Carroll
Sage Seniors Association
Email: bcarroll@mysage.ca

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