Social Worker

Job Type

Full Time



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171 West 85th Street
New York
United States


Position Description Summary: DOROT’s Social Workers provide case assistance and support to isolated and homebound seniors. This includes assessing seniors for all of DOROT’s Programs. The newly created position of Home Assessment/Reassessment Social Worker will assume the very important primary responsibility of conducting comprehensive, psychosocial in-home assessments of new clients and follow-up assessments with ongoing clients. Follow up assessments are imperative to confirm a client’s ongoing appropriateness for program attendance or need for additional services. Social Workers also participate in and support DOROT’s intergenerational volunteer programs. 

Primary Responsibilities:

·       Conduct in-home assessments (both first time and reassessment) a minimum of three full days a week; working independently in the community. This includes:

o  Providing short-term case assistance, information, referral, and advocacy to these seniors and their caregivers following the assessment or as needs arise

o  Collaborating with the social work team and other staff to integrate these seniors into DOROT programs

·       Perform screenings of older adults who participate in programs that do not require full psychosocial assessments

·       Play a role in the analysis of program/project impact, helping to identify gaps and develop recommendations for program improvement

·       Collect, track, and maintain case assessment and related client interactions using DOROTs’ online database as it involves routine home assessment data entry and the review of monthly statistics for internal needs and reports to funders

·       Provide support to and participate in DOROT’s community-wide intergenerational volunteer programs

·       Special projects as assigned by Director

Required Qualifications:

·       LMSW required

·       A minimum of 1- 3 years of professional social work experience working with an elderly population

·       Demonstrated strong clinical assessment skills

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills

·       Strong organizational skills

·       Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a clinical team

·       Knowledge of aging and community resources

·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 2010

·       Experience working with volunteers a plus

·       Fluency in Spanish a plus



Generous paid time off including national and Jewish Holidays, vacation and sick time, health dental insurance, 403b plans and flexible spending accounts.

Level of Language Proficiency

English required

Spanish a plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please send your cover letter, which must include salary requirements, and your current resume to