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Social Worker, Aging Services

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Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.


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Published 10 days ago

March 1, 2021

Organization Overview 

The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) is a non-profit, multi-service organization focusing primarily on the needs of children and low-income families, out-of-school and out-of-work youth, and aging New Yorkers. We operate at community centers located in the neighborhoods of East Harlem and Yorkville and seek to deliver programs that are impactful, innovative, and intergenerational.    

 Position Summary 

The Social Worker for Aging Services will ensure effective case management and case assistance to senior residents living in the Isaacs/Holmes Houses development of New York City Housing Authority buildings and surrounding community.  This will include the development of interdisciplinary case plans with a focus on financial stability, health & wellness, food security, and housing stability.  Provision of services will be in accordance with Isaac Center policies, contractual guidelines, and standards.  

 Qualifications 

The Social Worker for Aging Services must possess strong writing, speaking, interpersonal and organizational skills. The candidate must hold at least an MSW; an LMSW or LCSW is preferred. The candidate must have demonstrated experience providing exemplary case assistance, facilitating group work, managing data, and effectively coordinating benefits and entitlements. The candidate must have a history of working with diverse and high-needs aging populations, value team building, and support the development of a community to address complex issues.   

 Education/Skills/Experience 

  • MSW, LMSW, or LCSW required 
  • A certified SIFI field instruction certification preferred. 
  • Prior experience working with the elderly highly preferred. 
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish, or English/Chinese highly preferred 
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion. 
  • Ability to work some flexible hours (e.g., evenings, weekends, Thanksgiving or Christmas Holiday)  
  • Ability to perform work remotely and report to the worksite when needed.  

Primary Duties: 

  • Provide case management and case assistance services to seniors residing within the Isaacs/Holmes development and surrounding areas. 
  • Develop case plans to promote client self-determination; assist seniors with staying in the community, and to promote healthy and independent aging.  
  • Develop and implement educational/recreational groups, support groups, etc. to meet the evolving needs of the aging population.  
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments and make referrals as appropriate.  
  • Collaborate with community agencies to implement in-home services such as visiting nurse services, home care, and housekeeping.  
  • Assist with outreach efforts to increase participation. 
  • Provide supportive counseling to seniors and their families, including crisis intervention. 
  • Make referrals to mental health agencies as appropriate.  
  • Develop and foster relationships with community and government agencies.  
  • Prepare documentation (assessments, case logs, case notes, etc.) as stipulated by contractual and agency standards and procedures. 
  • Prepares reports, as required. 
  • Other duties as required. 

 Health and Safety  

The health and safety practices outlined here are representative of the existing policies that must be adhered to, to minimize the risk of infection or illness in the workplace. 

  • Adhere to temperature screening when and upon arrival at the worksite.  
  • Routinely wear cotton face masks, face coverings, or disposable masks and utilize provided personal protective equipment as instructed.  
  • Wash hands frequently, including at arrival and departure from the worksite, and use hand sanitizing stations throughout the work period.  
  • Ensure that interpersonal interactions always meet the physical distancing measure of 6 feet.  

 

The Isaacs Center is an equal opportunity employer. The agency does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, socio-economic status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, or political or sexual orientation. Diversity is a fundamental strength of the Isaacs Center. 

 

 

 


Organization Overview 

The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) is a non-profit, multi-service organization focusing primarily on the needs of children and low-income families, out-of-school and out-of-work youth, and…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Commuter benefits, Flexible Spending Account, 401k plan, and paid time off.

Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Commuter benefits, Flexible Spending Account, 401k plan, and paid time off.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
415 East 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Aaron Rooney, LMSW - Clinical Director

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Aaron Rooney, LMSW - Clinical Director

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