Senior Center Social Worker

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $55,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



460 Dumont Avenue
New York
United States


Wayside Out Reach Development provide an opportunity for older adult’s ages 60+ to lead more vibrant and meaningful lives through comprehensive programming and social supports including case management, case assistance and health promotion.

Purpose of Position: The Social Worker provides individualized case management and assistance to enable seniors to live with independence and dignity in their own homes. Specific services may include: assistance with applications and re-certification for benefits including Medicaid and Medicare, referrals and connections to services such as post-discharge home care, legal services and medical care; advocacy with public and provide systems; collaboration with the on-site nurse; home visits to ensure clients are safe and well.

Roles, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties:

Client services:

  • Assist and advocate for seniors on a wide range of issues including entitlements, health and mental health care, and housing
  • Perform occasional assessments and make home visits to homebound seniors to identify their needs, link them to services and provide ongoing social contact
  • On occasion, accompany seniors to appointments to advocate on their behalf
  • Document services provided and client status in on line and hard copy case records, according to program and agency guidelines
  • Plan and implement groups in the senior center

Senior Center:

  • Attend staff meetings, supervision sessions, training programs and case conferences
  • Participate in program assessment and improvement plans
  • Assist in daily oversight of senior center and respond to emergencies
  • Provide coverage in the dining room
  • May be asked to coordinate and participate in activities
  • Assist with outreach and engagement

Qualifications/Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Social Work or equivalent required
  • Master in Social Work or equivalent highly preferred
  • Experience with older adults
  • Fluency in second language (especially Spanish or Cantonese/Mandarin) is a plus

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Sensitivity to the strengths and needs of older adults
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to write concise and clear case notes
  • Ability to communicate with clients who may have disabilities (physical, hearing impairment, visual)

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have/be:

  • Able to use Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Able to use or learn electronic databases

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to circulate in lunch room for about an hour a day and to greet clients in hallway to accompany to office
  • Preferred: ability to walk and stand frequently

Work Environment

  • Senior center environment


Full Health Coverage

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in second language (especially Spanish or Cantonese/Mandarin) is a plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please email cover letter

Three Reference

2 Recommendation letter

Certificates in field of study