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Geriatric Social Worker (LICSW or LCSW)

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Harbor Health Services, Inc


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December 28, 2020
November 23, 2020

The ESP Social Worker plans, coordinates and manages social work services for frail older adults and caregivers of ESP within the community as part of Integrated Disciplinary Team (IDT). Duties include conducting initial, semi, and annual assessments; participating in the Intake process for potential participants; providing supportive counseling to ESP participants and their family members and actively participating in Interdisciplinary Plan of Care meetings and other team meetings.  Training will be on-site, but currently, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, work will be done remotely while collaborating with the IDT team members and manager to determine if Home Care visits are needed. 

The Harbor Health Elder Service Plan offers a personalized healthcare program provided by our own geriatric professionals and guided by a care plan developed and customized for our elder client’s individual’s needs. Join a Social Work team that focuses on meeting those needs and improving their quality of life!

Essential Functions:

• Provides individual counseling and supportive family counseling at ESP and conducts participant support groups. 

• Participates in the intake screening process for potential participants, conducts a bio-psychosocial assessment. 

• Conducts timely initial, annual, and semiannual psychosocial assessments in order to develop participants plan of care using assessments tools including   PHQ-9, MOCA, and CDR. 

• Actively participates in required meetings to include but not limited to Morning/Weekly Team, Plan of Care, and Family Meetings, arranges family meetings for IDT. 

• Participates in the End of Life care team. 

• Responsible for attending monthly service plan meetings for participants in assisted living and nursing home facilities. 

• Provides individual counseling and supportive family counseling at ESP and conducts participant support groups.

• Assists/advocates for, clients and families with community resources and IDT. 

• Works with financial staff for bi-annual financial re-determinations. 

Required/Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 

• MSW from an accredited school of social work, LICSW or LCSW required with current license. 

• 1 year of experience working with the frail elder population (paid or volunteer experience) required. 

• 2 years of professional experience, of which 1 year was in providing direct behavioral health therapy to an adult population. 

• Basic skills in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel and Outlook.  

• Experience with dementia care, substance abuse and end of life care preferred.  

• Case Management experience.  

• Critical thinking skills to problem solve individually, and in a team setting. 

• Bilingual English /Spanish, Haitian Creole, Russian, and/or Portuguese desirable. 

Harbor Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.

The ESP Social Worker plans, coordinates and manages social work services for frail older adults and caregivers of ESP within the community as part of Integrated Disciplinary Team (IDT). Duties include conducting initial, semi, and annual…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

We offer an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, & Disability insurance, 403b Savings Plan with match, Generous PTO with additional Holiday time & Professional Development Stipends. We also have free parking on site.

We offer an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, & Disability insurance, 403b Savings Plan with match, Generous PTO with…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English /Spanish, Haitian Creole, Russian, and/or Portuguese desirable. 

Bilingual English /Spanish, Haitian Creole, Russian, and/or Portuguese desirable. 

Location

1135 Morton Street, Mattapan, MA 02126

How to Apply

Please apply online at https://careers.hhsi.us/careers, select About US>Join Our Team>View Current Postings

Please apply online at https://careers.hhsi.us/careers, select About US>Join Our Team>View Current Postings

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