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Social Worker (MSW) -Senior Caregiver Support Specialist

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Classification: Exempt Overtime Eligible

Reports to: Program Director

Program:

Sunnyside Community Services, an innovative community-based, social service organization in Queens (10 minutes by subway from Grand Central), is seeking a social worker for the CARE NYC Western Queens Caregiver Program. The program provides information, referrals, counseling and respite to family caregivers - those family members or friends who are providing care to physically disabled or cognitively impaired seniors, grandparents caring for grandchildren and seniors caring for a disabled adult. Respite service provides temporary relief from caregiving responsibilities on a limited basis and can include in-home care or adult day care services.

Position Summary:

The social worker working under the title of Senior Caregiver Support Specialist is responsible for conducting detailed assessments of caregivers and their care receivers to determine client needs and eligibility for services and engaging with client to develop a care plan. Duties include providing assistance and referrals for benefits & entitlements, education and information about caregiving supports, with high level skills to provide supportive counseling and guidance on long term planning. They will develop a schedule of client training events, collaborating with other professionals, and facilitating presentations. They will also lead support groups and perform outreach in the community to identify and build a new client base. They will also monitor and track respite services and invoicing, and assist the director with monthly reports, and other duties as needed to support the program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Conduct intake and assessment screening of both caregiver and care receiver, assessing mental and physical health needs and supports, and financial eligibility for benefits, entitlements, and respite services.

·        Perform home visits to both caregivers and care receivers to evaluate unmet needs.

·        Collaborate with the caregiver to develop a plan of care and implement constructive short and long-term interventions through counseling, education about caregiving supports, long-term planning, and assistance with benefits.

·        Link caregivers to other service providers such as mental health, medical care, and financial management services as needed.

·        Develop and create training events to educate clients on topics that can help support them in their caregiving capacity (e.g., self-care, health and wellness, legal planning, assisting care receivers with daily needs).

·        Lead one or more support groups, providing emotional support and psychoeducation about various issues related to caregiving and self-care.

·        Provide timely documentation and maintenance of client files and progress notes.

·        Coordinate respite services, including data entry and tracking, invoicing, and client service coordination.

·        Assist with reporting and the coordination of client supplemental grants.

·        Participate in outreach activities throughout Western Queens to increase awareness among caregivers about the services of the Caregiver Program. These will be conducted through online platforms and in person.

Working Conditions:

·        In office and home visits.

·        Some evening and weekend hours.

Physical Requirements:

·        Bending, sitting, stooping and standing, walking up and down stairs.

Job Qualifications:

·        MSW required with at least 2 years relevant experience in social services, assistance with benefits a plus.

·        Experience working with older adult populations and families preferred.

·        Bilingual language fluency required, Spanish preferred.

·        Must have strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and experience with client databases.

·        Ability to provide accurate and timely documentation required.

·        Time management skills to coordinate multiple responsibilities and services.

·        Ability to work independently and as part a team, in both a home and office environment.

·        Maintain client and agency confidentiality.

·        Excellent interpersonal, public speaking, and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively and appropriately with other team members, community agencies, and clients with diverse opinions, values, characteristics and cultures.

SCS offers an Excellent Benefits Package:

Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance 403B pension plan with employer contribution Flexible spending account and transit program Employee Assistance Program

20 days of paid vacation and 12 paid sick days per year 10 paid Holidays

Six personal/floating days

Life Insurance

Long-term disability


Classification: Exempt Overtime Eligible

Reports to: Program Director

Program:

Sunnyside Community Services, an innovative community-based, social service organization in Queens (10 minutes by subway from Grand Central), is seeking a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

On-site
43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104, United States

How to Apply

How to Apply:

·        Cover letter required. Send cover letter and resume to mvitale@scsny.org, Attn: Melissa Vitale. Indicate “Senior Caregiver Support Specialist - Your Name” in the subject line.

Please note, if hired, Sunnyside Community Services requires all employees to provide proof of vaccination or submit to weekly COVID-19 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) weekly testing as a condition of employment.

Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

For more information on Sunnyside Community Services, please visit https://www.scsny.org/

How to Apply:

·        Cover letter required. Send cover letter and resume to mvitale@scsny.org, Attn: Melissa Vitale. Indicate “Senior Caregiver Support Specialist - Your Name” in the subject…

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