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Social Worker – Caregiving Services Western Queens

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Classification: Exempt Overtime Eligible

Reports to: Program Supervisor

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 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 supportive counseling and guidance on long term planning, assistance and referrals for benefits & entitlements, and education and information about caregiving supports. They will lead support groups and develop and facilitate client training events and workshops. They will also perform outreach in the community to identify and build a new client base.

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 client respite services.

·      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, home visits, field work, and telecommuting when applicable.

·       Some evening and weekend hours. 

Physical Requirements:

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

Job Qualifications:

·       MSW, or BSW 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, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese or Russian 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. 

Benefits Package

·      Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance

·      403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution

·      Flexible spending account and transit program

·      Employee Assistance Program

·      20 days of paid vacation per year

·      12 paid holidays

·      12 paid sick days per year

·      5 personal/floating days

·      Life insurance

·      Long-term disability

Classification: Exempt Overtime Eligible

Reports to: Program Supervisor

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
Salary
At least USD $50,000
/ year

Location

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

How to Apply

How to Apply:

If you would like to join our team, please forward a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement

with subject line “Caregiver Support Specialist” to Katie Hine at khine@scsny.org.

Please Note: If hired, Sunnyside Community Services requires proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.

Sunnyside Community Services’ strength lies in its ability to collaborate with people at every stage in their lives and in their own communities. We pride ourselves on an approach that is comprehensive, caring, and community-based.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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

How to Apply:

If you would like to join our team, please forward a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement

with subject line “Caregiver Support Specialist” to Katie Hine at khine…

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