Full Time Position
Contract Ends December 31, 2023 (Possibility of Renewal Based on Funding)
The Brain Injury Society of Toronto is a community non-profit supporting those living with the effects of acquired brain injury. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for people in the City of Toronto, living with the effects of acquired brain injury through education, awareness, support and advocacy.
We are hiring an ABI Community Coordinator to assist individuals with brain injury, including those at an increased vulnerability risk, in accessing medical diagnosis, housing, community supports and income. The staff will coordinate and implement individualized support for survivors of brain injury in the GTA. This will include assessing and evaluating the community impact of the project and will provide services for individuals who will often have undiagnosed or suspected brain trauma.
The Community Coordinator will address challenges relating to homelessness/living in poverty and accessing appropriate income support (ODSP/Canada Pensions Plan-Disability-CPP-D, spousal and child support, Victims Compensation). The Coordinator will also aim to access additional funds (Completing Tax Returns, Disability Tax Credit) and services such as obtaining identification, finding a family doctor and strategies for daily living. The staff will assist with housing and stabilizing the person’s life. It will involve partnerships with shelter sites across Toronto and solicit involvement from community services.
Purpose of the Position
To provide services and supports to assist vulnerable or at-risk clients with brain injury in obtaining financial, housing and community supports.
- Establish a caseload of eligible applicants through outreach and referrals from collaborative partner agencies
- Provide direct Case Management services to assist with securing and retaining community, financial, medical and housing supports
- Provide advocacy and mediation with supports/services
- Assist in the collection of identification, financial and medical documentation
- Work in partnership with legal clinics and other services as required
- Prepare regular status reports
- Collect and prepare required statistical data
- Participate in meetings with project evaluation and monitoring team
- Some evening/weekend work may be required
- Supervising Social Work Student Placements
- Education – Degree/Diploma in Social Service related field
- Experience – 2 years in the social services field. Knowledge of Acquired Brain Injury and financial assistance programs is an asset
- Must be a Registered Social Worker
- Experience working with people who experience cognitive impairments, mental health concerns and/or other barriers to accessing services.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Demonstrated clear and strong professional boundaries
- Ability to speak a second language is an asset
Application Deadline: April 26th, 4:30 PM
Send a resume and cover letter to the attention of: Laura Bellon, Chief Executive Officer by email: email@example.com
Please put in subject line: ABI Community Coordinator Application
BIST is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.
BIST will provide accommodations to job applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
If you don’t think you fit all the ‘Qualifications’ but you think you would be great at this job apply anyway and tell us why.
Thank you to all applicants for their interest in the position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.