Providence is calling a Social Worker (Pace Mlk, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to the Providence PACE Program in Seattle, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
*This position is offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus to eligible candidates.*
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, provides social work services to participants in a manner which is consistent with the mission and core values of Providence Health System. Spends a majority of time in direct service activities within the Center, interaction with other team members, and ongoing assistance to participants to address psychosocial issues. Based on comprehensive assessments, provides perspective on the social, emotional, cognitive and cultural factors that impact the creation of an individualized integrated plan of care. Accesses community and financial resources for participants and assures continuity of care across the continuum. This is a collegial work environment with opportunities to learn both clinical and case management skills, opportunity to develop relationships with seniors and positively impact their lives. We focus on wellness and whole person care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of skilled PCPs and allied health care professionals.
In this position you will:
-Complete comprehensive social work assessment and periodic reassessment of participants, including mental status tools. Shares findings with other disciplines and referral agencies as appropriate
-Refers participants and their families/friends to appropriate community agencies
-Serves as a liaison and advocate with such organizations to assure participants receive full range of services to which they are entitled
-Participates in the interdisciplinary team planning conferences to develop an integrated, individualized plan of care
-Brings participant input into the care planning process
-Involves participant, family, and other caregivers in developing an individualized plan of activities, long-term goals, and short-term objectives.
-Assists each participant, any caregivers, and all center staff in their efforts to maximize participant functioning by bringing an understanding of social/emotional factors related to health problems and each participant’s unique life history and situation.
-Coordinates needs during transition periods with participants, family and PEPS staff. Assist in placement of participants in long term care facilities and maintain contact with participants to assure continuity of care.
-Interprets fiscal assessment of eligibility and fees, if any, to participant and family/friends as needed. provide technical assistance to participants on managing finances.
Required qualifications for this position include:
-Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work or equivalent education/experience
-Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor or LIACSW or LAASW or LICSW or LASW
-Access to reliable transportation
-Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
-Valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance
-1 year work experience with the geriatric population
-2 years social work experience including effective work with geriatric age groups from diverse ethnic cultures