Plans, organizes and implements social services to Immanuel Pathways participants and families. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assessment, treatment, teaching and counseling to participant, caregiver or other appropriate representatives. Social work interventions could include individual participant contacts; appropriate collateral contacts; participant and family education; assessment and counseling; provision of resources; ongoing case management; advocacy to ensure participant and caregiver needs are met and addressed; and disenrollment procedures. The Social Worker is the liaison between the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), caregiver representatives, and community agencies. Supports and lives out Immanuel's Mission and CHRIST Promises.
Requirements of Job:
- Be legally authorized (currently licensed or if applicable, certified or registered) to practice the job's functions and actions in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
- Only act within the scope of his/her authority to practice in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
- Agree to abide by the philosophy, practices, and protocols of the PACE organization.
- Job specific competencies for the Social Worker will be met prior to assuming participant care.
- Incumbent may be asked to cover for a counterpart at a different PACE Pathways site (only in the state in which he/she is authorized to practice social work) to assess potential or current participants only.
Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job
55% Participant Assistance within the Center
30% Participant Assistance with Outside Agencies
- Masters Degree from an accredited school of social work required.
- Two (2) years of experience working on a multidisciplinary team in a hospital, nursing home or community-based setting is preferred.
- One (1) year of experience working with the frail or elderly population required, or completion of job specific training related to working with the elderly population must be completed within the first six months of hire.
- One (1) year of leadership or management experience, preferably in a geriatric care setting required.
- Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
- Must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills i.e. Health Care Level Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Automated External Defibrillator (AED); First Aide (FA).
KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-
- Knowledge of psychology in analysis, intervention and counseling with individuals or in small group conferences.
- Skilled in counseling techniques, mentoring and coaching, and/or training methods
- Skilled verbal and written communication, including speaking to groups of people.
- Ability to work with frail/chronically ill elderly people.
- Ability to provide psychosocial assessment and individual, family and group counseling.
- Ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
- Ability to chart via Electronic Health Records
- Proven experience and basic computer proficiency (internet, email, Microsoft Office)