Social Worker, Senior Services
The Actors Fund
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Post Date: Jun 16, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: Competitive
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
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Description
The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, seeks a Social Worker for the Seniors program. This position will provide clinical case management services, groups, and seminars to performing artist entertainment professionals, who are 65 years or older, their families and significant others with the goal of providing support, information and resources that assist people in maintaining a maximum level of independence. The social worker will also assess and process financial assistance grants for all social service departments, including disaster funds and COVID relief grants. This is currently a remote position with the expectation of an eventual return to The Fund's Los Angeles office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Social Worker, Senior Services will engage and work collaboratively with seniors, their families, and significant others to develop treatment plans which assess and identify strengths, needs, support systems, and gaps in services. Provide clinical case management, evaluate and advocate for financial assistance. Act as a liaison to internal and external resources on behalf of the client and the family system. Provide mental health assessments, crisis intervention and supportive counseling according to accepted best practices. Assess and process financial assistance grants for disaster funds and COVID relief for all social service departments.

Coordinate support services to insure appropriate referrals for homecare, financial wellness resources, and legal consultation and entitlements. Collaborate and advocate with unions, industry management, entertainment industry charities and community organizations to facilitate case plans. Visit clients at home, in the hospital, nursing home, assisted living and treatment program, as needed, to provide support and ensure continuity of care.

Develop and facilitate groups, panel presentations and seminars, which address the emotional, social, and health-related needs of the senior entertainment community. Responsible for program and resource development particular to the senior population to address legal issues such as estate planning, healthcare proxies, durable power of attorney, advance directives and living wills, housing resources.

Participate in outreach to the performing arts and entertainment community, by assisting with facilitation of groups, seminars, or trainings, as representative of the agency. Provide outreach and education to the community, speaking on behalf of the senior program and the agency. Maintain all paperwork and statistics pertinent to his/her client caseload.

REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work; State Licensure is optional

Strong interpersonal skills, flexible work style, strong assessment, and intensive clinical case management and advocacy skills. Individual should be organized and able to handle diverse tasks in a fast-paced, high volume environment

Working knowledge of public benefits, including Medicare, Medi-Cal and I.H.S.S.

Should consistently convey a sense of empathy with clients and demonstrate solid clinical judgment.

Worker will adhere and be compliant with NASW code of ethics.

May be required to work an adjusted work schedule, which may include additional weekday evening or weekend hours.

Local travel for client visits is required; valid unrevoked driver’s license and access to a vehicle are necessary.

Skills
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Worker should demonstrate the willingness to be self-reflective and engaged within the individual and group clinical supervision process, in order to understand
countertransference and enhance clinical practice.

Experience with the entertainment community is helpful. Prior experience in working with seniors preferred.

Availability to assist in agency-wide outreach to the entertainment community to provide information about Actors Fund services.

Notes
Full-time salaried position based in Western Region offices in LA. Competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including choice of multiple health plan options, dental, voluntary vision, flex and dependent care plans, employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance, supplemental life and disability, 401(k) plan with generous employer match, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off and paid parking.