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Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers, is a 127-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness—which significantly improve the lives of 16,000 people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan. Our clients include older adults, homeless and formerly homeless adults, children and families, recent immigrants, disabled persons, adult learners and more. For more information on Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, please visit lenoxhill.org and check us out on Facebook or Instagram.

 

The Social Worker will be an integral member of Caregiver Program and implements our vision of delivering comprehensive support and respite services to caregivers for older adults, adults with Dementia or a related disorder or disability, and older adult caregivers for children throughout Manhattan’s Upper East Side and East Harlem communities. Our Caregiver Program serves working and non-working caregivers, geographically, culturally, and linguistically isolated caregivers, and caregivers who do not identify as such to support often un-seen members of our community.

 

The Social Worker will:

·        Conduct intake assessments, exploring concerns, and answering questions to determine caregiver needs and questions; following up with caregivers to ensure needs are met

·        Conduct assessments and provide individualized information, direct assistance and supportive counseling to caregivers seeking help

·        Assess caregiver need for respite and supplemental services, coordinating and executing these services with community partners

·        Facilitate caregiver support groups, training, community events and outreach

·        Provide assistance on securing and maintaining government benefits (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, Access-A-Ride, Lifeline, EPIC, etc.), as well as linking caregivers with mental and medical services provided internally or externally in the community

·        Ensure timely documentation of all services provided in appropriate databases and systems

·        Collaborate with Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s staff from many departments as well as with professionals from other community-based organizations to maximize resources for our caregivers

·        Complete all other responsibilities and duties as assigned by Caregiver Program Director

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the Social Worker must possess excellent interpersonal, engagement and relationship building skills to work effectively with our caregivers. Experience in the field of human services or social services for older adult populations preferred. The candidate will be compassionate, energetic, organized, and self-motivated, and as part of a collaborative team, the person must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders and be a team-player. Master’s in Social Work, Counseling or related field required. Applicable Licensure and/or SIFI Certification if applicable a plus. Spanish fluency required. This is a 1199SEIU union position with competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

 

To Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of references and a minimum of two additional relevant writing samples to caregivers@lenoxhill.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.

 

At Lenox Hill Neighborhood House we value respect, integrity, diversity and integrity. We are an equal opportunity employer. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. The policy of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and anti-discrimination applies to all aspects of the relationship between Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and its colleagues.

 


Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers, is a 127-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services—social, educational, legal…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency required

Spanish fluency required

Location

On-site
331 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of references and a minimum of two additional relevant writing samples to caregivers@lenoxhill.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.


Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of references and a minimum of two additional relevant writing samples to caregivers@lenoxhill.org. Applications will be…

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