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SOCIAL WORKER (Full-Time) – Extendicare

Extendicare Canada Inc.

This is a Contract position in Scarborough, ON posted September 21, 2022.


SOCIAL WORKER (Full-Time)  – Extendicare Rouge Valley



Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of over 115 operated senior care and living centers, as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 individuals are united by a dedication to quality care and by our vision of being the best provider of senior care and services in Canada.


Applications are invited to apply to our additional Full-Time Social Worker position at our 192-bed Long-Term Care Home located in Scarborough, Ontario supporting the behavioural support unit (BSU).


Reporting to the Administrator, the Social Worker provides social work services for residents and families within legislative and budgetary parameters.


  • Provides a complete resident admission process including tours, admission, discharge, and occupancy tracking.
  • Acts as liaison, as appropriate, with families. Provides counseling or group sessions for residents and families as identified (e.g., orientation adjustment programs, health tracking programs, etc.). Evaluates program’s effectiveness.
  • Maintains established department plans, policies, and procedures to meet regulatory and Extendicare standards, including quality assurance.
  • Manages the quality care programs including Guardian Angel, Health Tracking, Behaviour Management, and Palliative Care.
  • Participates in providing in-service programs for residents and families as needed.
  • Liaises with educational institutions and provides supervision to social work students on clinical placement.
  • Maintains all required records, reports, statistics, etc. for both residents and department in accordance with policies, procedures, and legislative requirements.
  • Participates on committees related to resident care and operation of the Home as required. Establishes and maintains communications with other disciplines, residents, and families, to ensure resident needs are being met.
  • Acts in an advocacy role as appropriate.
  • Liaises with government officials, Extendicare consultants, and other professionals in relation to resident care needs and department activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Administrator.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited University.
  • Previous experience in a long-term care setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Competency in conducting individual counseling and group sessions.
  • Computer literate.





Interested applicants may forward their resume no later than October 5, 2022 in confidence to the attention of:

Gowry Muthu 

Acting Administrator

Extendicare Rouge Valley 


In Ontario, Extendicare, ParaMed Home Health Care and affiliated organizations including our partner homes in Extendicare Assist, accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  Accommodation needs must be provided in advance.   To discuss your needs, please contact the individual noted in the posting.




Extendicare recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents, patients, team members and visitors from COVID-19. As such, subject to medical exemptions, a condition of employment with Extendicare is requiring that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.