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Social Worker

Senior CommUnity Care

This is a Full-time position in denver, CO posted October 13, 2021.

Relocation Assistance Available!

Looking for an experienced Social Worker with a passion for geriatrics to join our team in Eckert, Colorado.

Our Social Workers are key players in providing support and service to our participants and their families.

Our careers offer opportunities to make a positive impact in the lives of seniors every day.

Join us today in providing care and services to older adults in an organization that cares deeply about the health and well-being of others; those we care for, our employees, our community and our Nation.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: $63,000-69,000 annual salary, depending on experience Retirement Medical (30 hours or more a week) Benefits available when hired to work 24 or more hours a week: Dental, Vision Legal, Life, Accident Critical Illness Short-Term Disabilities ID Theft Loan Program At VOA we understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are happy to offer them the following benefits: Flexible scheduling and consistent hours Competitive pay Stable organization; we’ve been a nonprofit for over 125 years PTO Positive work environment Paid training/Continuing education A variety in your daily duties Supportive managers Fast paced, low stress working environment OBJECTIVE: Under the supervision of the Social Services Manager plans, organizes and implements social services to Senior CommUnity Care participants and families.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assessment, treatment, teaching and counseling to participant, caregiver or other appropriate representatives.

The 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs in person initial assessments for enrollment of potential Senior CommUnity Care participants to obtain a complete psychosocial history, which may include descriptions of cognitive status, social supports, family dynamics mental health and substance dependency and other issues and needs.

Coordinates with the Interdisciplinary Team to develop a comprehensive plan of care for each participant.

Conducts in person re-assessment of enrolled participants every six (6) months and as needed.

Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.

Maintains regular attendance at and participates in Interdisciplinary Team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on plan of care decisions and coordination for twenty-four (24) hour care delivery.

Provides ongoing support, counsel, and education to participants and family regarding a variety of issues, including but not limited to: the aging process, dementia, grief and loss, end of life, disease processes, difficult family dynamics and changing roles, PACE model and PACE health services.

Presents requests to Interdisciplinary Team for and coordinates admission/discharge to contracted facilities for temporary respites and permanent placement.

Acts as facilitator for meetings with participant, family, caregivers, and community agencies to clarify, or problem solves issues regarding the plan of care.

Mediates discussions between all parties.

If hospice care is appropriate actively provides emotional support, grief work, education and funeral/financial planning referral.

Facilitates hospice or nursing home placement as needed.

Initiate referrals to external resources with community agencies such as Adult Protective Services, Housing Authority, or public utility companies.

Advocates with these entities for purposes of maintaining community stability.

Assists participants and caregivers to complete Medical Durable Power Of Attorney (MDPOA) Proxy, and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) directives as needed.

Attends and actively participates in a variety of organizational meetings related to participant care, including but not limited to: Morning Meeting, Intake and Assessment Meeting, various in-services and community agency meetings.

Acts as a resource to other team members and day center staff regarding topics such as dementia, difficult behaviors, and difficult personalities.

Completes and ensures completion of documentation of clinical service, in participants medical records including initial assessments, re-assessments, change of status, temporary or permanent placements; hospital admissions and discharges, home and nursing home visits and other significant events according to Senior CommUnity Care documentation requirements.

Assists participants and caregivers in filing grievances.

Acts within scope of his or her authority to practice.

Follow all Senior CommUnity Care policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines.

Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about employees, participants, and families.

Maintains safe working environment.

Follows Senior CommUnity Care Safety policies and procedures.

Participates in and supports Quality Improvement Initiatives.

Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings.

Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.

Performs other duties QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.

Must have a valid drivers license and have means of transportation.

Must clear background check.

Education and Licensure: Masters Degree from an accredited school of social work required.

LCSW required.

Experience: A minimum of one years experience working with frail or elderly population required.

Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team in a hospital, nursing home or community-based setting is preferable.

Skills and Knowledge: Experience with frail/chronically ill elderly people.

Ability to provide psychosocial assessment and individual, family and group counseling.

Effective verbal/written communication skills with the ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Training and/or mentoring experience and ability to complete performance objectives, measures and evaluations.

Good public speaking skills with all size groups.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and written.

Work where you feel safe.

During the National Public Health Emergency caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, do you want to work in one of the safest environments possible?

A place where the people you serve average 85% fully vaccinated?

A place where your co-workers will also be fully vaccinated?

Recently, the Healthcare division of Volunteers of America National Services decided to require vaccination for all employees, volunteers and contractors.

While this decision was difficult, we understand that we care for individuals who are most susceptible to advanced COVID illness and death.

We are committed to providing the safest environment possible for those we serve.

This commitment extends to another very important group of individuals, our employees EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled