Transition Worker

Deadline: Open
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: Full Time

The Transition Worker will be responsible for providing support and assistance to young adults ages 17 and over with development disabilities. The Transition Worker will help increase and strengthen the young adult’s involvement with their community.

Qualifications:

  • Development Service worker Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years’ experience working with adults and youth with developmental disabilities
  • Computer literate, working experience with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal people, culture and linguistic skills an asset.
  • Ability to work with confidential client and organization information in a responsible manner
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel extensively  
  • Knowledge of the health priorities of the First Nations communities that SLFNHA services
  • Must be able to work effectively in a professional, multi-discipline, team environment

 

Responsibilities:

  • Accept referrals that identify participants for support and assistance
  • Assessment of Individual/family needs
  • Research and review other existing similar programs
  • Establish working relationships and linkages with other agencies
  • Develop and maintain the promotional requirements of the program
  • Facilitate a person-centered planning process with each participant to develop an appropriate program that is culturally relevant and meets the needs of the participants
  • Conduct community visits and assess participants in their home setting
  • Assist participants to pursue further education, job opportunities, social and recreational activities
  • Provide opportunities or community experiences
  • Meet and work with community resource workers
  • Provide advisory and advocacy services as required
  • Provide assistance when required and any other duties assigned