Social Worker - Warbasse Cares for Seniors NORC
Jewish Association Serving the Aging
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Post Date: Jul 28, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: TBD
Location: US - New York - Brooklyn
Job Reference: - n/a -
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Description
In accordance with the standards of the social work profession and requirements of the funding
source, responsible for the:
The provision of In-Home and In-Office Assessment of the social and emotional needs of the
older adult client and his family, utilizing prescribed standardized assessment instruments (i.e.
PSA, EISEP-PATH); securing where appropriate the assistance of other social work and/or
other professional consultants.
The development and implementation of a written case plan for the provision of the full range
of social services for the older adult client(s) and family, including:
Individual and family counseling and guidance in the resolution of problems of the
client(s) and family. The provision of appropriate information to clients and collaterals regarding the normal
physical, social and psychological development of individuals, challenges to functioning
presented by conditions of impairment, disease, social stresses and dysfunction; and
ways of coping and preserving individual functioning and autonomy.
The provision of specific information about health, welfare, education and recreation
services available to serve the older client.
Screening of client eligibility, application for, and advocacy in securing benefits and
entitlements.
The arrangement for direct provision of services such as transportation, homecare
services, meals on wheels, public assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, emergency cash
relief, legal aid, protective services, vocational placement, medical and psychiatric
examination and therapy, housing, etc.
Evaluation of clients' capacity to manage their own affairs and protect themselves from
financial exploitation. Assistance in securing needed and legitimate financial
management or guardianship arrangements. Disbursement of monies as issued through
JASA relief funds or client financial management services, to secure needed goods and
services for older clients.
Referral to, and cooperative relationships with other community agencies, to meet the
needs of clients.


Skills
Graduate of an Accredited College or University with a Master of Social Work or equivalent
Master's-level degree in counseling, gerontology, psychology or related field.
New York State Certification in Social Work preferred. MSW Required, LMSW preferred but not
required.
Good writing/record keeping skills.
Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software.
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.


Notes
Ability to travel to clients' homes using mass transit, and to negotiate any steps and barriers in
clients' residences.
Knowledge of Yiddish/Russian/Spanish/Patois/Mandarin may be helpful.
An understanding and appreciation of the roles of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, and
individual values have as they relate to serving clients and families.

SUBJECT TO REVIEW FOR PURPOSES OF ADAAA
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