Nonprofit

Social Worker

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Beaverton, OR
New
|
Published 18 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 1, 2024
Education
Master's Degree Required
Experience Level
Intermediate
Salary
Up to USD $66,000 / year

Description

About the job

Working individually with people as they navigate the challenges of Parkinson’s disease, the PRO Social Worker’s goal is to provide case management and counseling supports that enable people with Parkinson’s and their families to adapt, plan and address unmet needs. Your days will be varied as you may facilitate a support group, counsel a new client, or provide assessments and follow up with our community partners. Early career professionals will find a supportive community, and experienced social workers will appreciate the self-directed pace and activities.

Minimum requirements: MSW or MAC

Position Summary

The Social Worker is responsible for social work services delivered by Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO). These include counseling and case management, education on the topic of psychosocial issues and available community resources, and advocacy for the Parkinson’s patient (PWP) and their family in the larger community.

The incumbent will use professional skills to assess, intervene, and educate in cases where psychosocial needs generate a referral from staff colleagues or community partners. The social worker shall use the relationship with the client, built on trust and empowerment, to encourage an effective use of services along the continuum of care. The goal is to restore or maintain the client’s independent function to the fullest extent possible and maximize quality of life while dealing with Parkinson’s disease. A typical week may involve interactions with 20-25 clients.

This position works closely with other staff members to ensure smooth implementation of all agency activities. In addition, this position contributes to evaluation and reporting on programs and processes to assure that they are consistent with client needs, PRO strategic agenda, and are based on up-to-date research, theory, and best practice.

General Duties

  • Provide time-limited services for PWP and their families around specific concerns, such as increased level of care need, process to apply for government aid, family decision making around providing care, or end of life concerns.
  • Provide short-term telephone, video, or face to face supportive counseling to Parkinson’s patients and their families around issues related to the impact of PD.
  • Provide biopsychosocial assessments and appropriate follow up in the context of multidisciplinary Parkinson’s clinics with our partners from the healthcare community.
  • Serve as a resource for Helpline calls which require more detailed contact. Provide follow-up coordination as needed.
  • Facilitate 3-4 special interest support groups monthly.
  • Coordinate Home Care Reimbursement program, to include client evaluation and screening, follow up and annual reporting.
  • Cultivate a network of trusted referral sources. Refer and provide support in making connections to appropriate providers for needs beyond the scope of PRO services.
  • Document professional services provided to clients while maintaining appropriate levels of confidentiality. Develop oral and written reports as required.
  • Continue to develop and re-evaluate PRO social work services to meet organizational, community and client needs.
  • Provide services as a theme speaker on psychosocial issues to support groups, professional networks, and caregiver training programs.
  • Build awareness of PRO’s work in the larger community – to include networking with other social workers serving older adults and chronically ill populations and professional staff with local neurology practices.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess…

  • MSW or MAC (CSWA or LCSW preferred).
  • Comfort working with clients with chronic progressive illness, including experience with difficult family dynamics, cognitive impairment, challenges in the healthcare system, and end of life issues.
  • Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent teamwork.
  • Skills in program development and evaluation.
  • Comfort working in a small non-profit environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and public speaking.
  • Ability to initiate, manage and complete multiple tasks on time.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse population including clients, families, board, volunteers and community partners is required.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • The selected candidate will possess a genuine interest and passion for the work Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon does and be committed to the mission of the organization.

Compensation:

The salary range for this position is $63,000 to $66,000, pending experience and tenure. Benefits package includes 3 weeks paid vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, paid medical and dental insurance, and 3% employer match to SIMPLE IRA.

Hours & Travel:

Work is normally performed in an open office environment with local travel, reimbursed in accordance with federal standards. Up to 20% remote considered after successful onboarding. Clients are typically seen in the office, with Zoom and periodic home visits optional. Will require occasional weekend or evening work. Travel throughout the state, with occasional overnight stays required. Candidate must provide own reliable transportation.

This position description is a guideline. It is not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to complete. We are a small and collaborative team, sometimes serving cross functional roles. This is intended as a general outline of the essential work responsibilities and qualifications of the position.

About the job

Working individually with people as they navigate the challenges of Parkinson’s disease, the PRO Social Worker’s goal is to provide case management and counseling supports that enable people with Parkinson’s and their…

Benefits

Benefits package includes 3 weeks paid vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, paid medical and dental insurance, and 3% employer match to SIMPLE IRA.

Benefits package includes 3 weeks paid vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, paid medical and dental insurance, and 3% employer match to SIMPLE IRA.

Location

On-site
Parking lot, 8880 SW Nimbus Ave, Beaverton, OR 97008, USA
Suite B

Apply to This Job

All fields are required
Resume must be uploaded in PDF format
Choose a file or drag it here
No file chosen
Choose a file or drag it here
No file chosen
I acknowledge that use of the Idealist Applicant Tracking System is subject to Idealist's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Similar Jobs

Illustration

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.