BILINGUAL (ENGLISH - SPANISH) GERIATRIC CARE MANAGER

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/12/2018

Address

331 E. 70th Street
New York
NY
10021
United States

Description

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers, is a 124-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services--social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness--which significantly improve the lives of 15,000 people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan. Our constituents include older adults, homeless and formerly homeless adults, children and families, recent immigrants, disabled persons, adult learners and thousands more. Our programs--staffed by social workers, educators, public interest lawyers, Social Workers, advocates and many, many others--include an Early Childhood Center, RealArts After School Program and Summer Camp, Women’s Mental Health Shelter, permanent supportive housing residence, two Senior Centers, social adult day program, Geriatric Care Management for frail seniors, Food Services, Legal Advocacy Department, Visual and Performing Arts, Fitness & Aquatics, Adult Education and more. For more information on Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, please visit our website at www.lenoxhill.org.

Our Geriatric Care Management Program provides comprehensive care management services to thousands of frail and homebound older adults on Manhattan’s East Side. The Bilingual Geriatric Care Manager will help us serve the ever-growing population of homebound older adults on the East Side and will join our supportive working environment that links case managers, social workers, lawyers, and other providers together in our efforts to support the frailest members of our community.


Responsibilities:

  • Complete strengths-based in-home assessments with frail older adults to facilitate their aging safely in place;
  • Collaborate with family members and caregivers to assess needs for appropriate interventions and necessary assistance;
  • Provide interventions and assistance such as applying for government benefits and other financial programs to increase economic security, advocating for the clients’ medical, mental health, housing-related and other needs, assisting with budgeting, providing supportive counseling as needed, and coordinating in-house and community resource referrals;
  • Create and follow up with comprehensive care plans with the goal of improved outcomes and quality of life;
  • Timely maintain and input accurate case records into our electronic case management database;
  • Work collaboratively with Neighborhood House staff from a variety of departments and disciplines as well as our community-based and government partners.


Qualifications:

The successful applicant must possess excellent interpersonal skills and strong computer skills, as well as experience in the field of human services, particularly related to older adults. The person should be committed to working with older adults to improve their quality of life. S/he must have great communication and listening skills, be a team player, and possess the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders. Spanish fluency required; MSW preferred, BA or BSW accepted. Competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package available.



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and list of references to: socialworker@lenoxhill.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.



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