Social Worker III - Community Guardian - MSW Level (Full Time - $30.22/hr)
- Job posted by Jewish Association Serving the Aging
Details: $30.22/Hourly - $55,000.00/Yearly
247 West 37th Street
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The provision of crisis intervention, protective services and social casework on a voluntary or involuntary basis to a caseload of mentally and physically impaired, abused, and/or neglected older clients, in accordance with the standards of the social work profession, agency policies, and requirements of the funding source:
· Preliminary screening of applicants for service at case intake, screening for program eligibility, conducting triage for emergency intervention, ascertaining short-term need, and providing accurate and offering appropriate information and referral services to clients, families and collaterals.
· The provision of In-Home and In-Office Assessment of the social and emotional needs of the older adult client and his family, utilizing prescribed standardized assessment instruments (i.e. PSA, EISEP-PATH); securing where appropriate the assistance of other social work and/or other professional consultants.
· The development and implementation of a written case plan for the provision of the full range of social services for the older adult client(s) and family, including:
o Individual and family counseling and guidance in the resolution of problems of the client(s) and family.
o The provision of appropriate information to clients and collaterals regarding the normal physical, social and psychological development of individuals, challenges to functioning presented by conditions of impairment, disease, social stresses and dysfunction; and ways of coping and preserving individual functioning and autonomy.
o The provision of specific information about health, welfare, education and recreation services available to serve the older client.
o Screening of client eligibility, and application for such benefits and entitlements as may be available and helpful.
o The arrangement for direct provision of services such as homemaker, home health aide, public assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, emergency cash relief, legal aid, protective services, vocational placement, medical and psychiatric examination and therapy, housing, etc.
o Evaluation of clients' capacity to manage their own affairs and protect themselves from financial exploitation. Assistance in securing needed and legitimate financial management or guardianship arrangements. Disbursement of monies as issued through JASA relief funds or client financial management services, to secure needed goods and services for older clients.
o Referral to, and maintenance of cooperative relationships with other community agencies, to meet the needs of clients.
· Ongoing in-home visits to clients to evaluate client functioning, monitor risk, assess the status of current services, and update and revise the case plan; seeking appropriate guidance from the supervisor in situations requiring clarification and consultation.
· Extended Hours - Social Workers may be required to carry a beeper on evenings, weekends and holidays, with this responsibility shared by professional and supervisory staff on a rotating basis. Should the worker be called upon to respond to a crisis, and to either spend time on the telephone or assist the client in person, subject to supervisory approval, JASA will provide door to door transportation, meals allowances, and the worker will receive compensatory time for time spent in travel and rendering service.
· Emergency Schedules - In certain crisis situations, such as "cold weather days" requiring visitation of clients lacking heat, or scheduled appointments for emergency medical or psychiatric examinations, or initiation of emergency homecare services, or implementation of court-ordered protective actions; the worker may be instructed to report to work during times other than the normally scheduled work week, including evenings, weekends and holidays. JASA will provide door to door transportation, meals allowances, and the worker will receive compensatory time from time of home departure to time of return.
· Supervises BA-level social work staff, community aides, interns and volunteers.
· Represents and interprets the agency at community conferences and meetings.
· Participates in training and unit meetings.
· Completes required case records, reports and statistics within mandated timeframes, utilizing computers, if so required.
· Performs such other duties as assigned.
· Graduate of an Accredited College or University with a Master of Social Work or equivalent Master's-level degree in counseling, gerontology, psychology or related field.
· New York State Certification in Social Work preferred. LMSW Required
· Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software.
· Good writing/record keeping skills.
· Ability to read, write, speak, understand English.
· Ability to travel to clients' homes using mass transit, and to negotiate any steps and barriers in clients' residences.
· Knowledge of Yiddish/Russian/Spanish/Patois may be helpful.
· An understanding and appreciation of the roles of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, and individual values have as they relate to serving clients and families.
SUBJECT TO REVIEW FOR PURPOSES OF ADAAA
JASA is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment
Full Time - Union Position
Minimum Education Required