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  • Social Worker - Waynesburg

    Posted Date 4 months ago(6/13/2018 9:50 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-4652
    Company
    Senior LIFE Greene
    Location
    US-PA-Waynesburg
    Category
    Social Work
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Education Level
    Master's Degree
    Experience Needed
    1-3 years
    Salary Info
    Based on Experience
  • Overview

    Senior LIFE is an innovative home and community based Medicare and Medicaid funded program which provides all-inclusive healthcare services and support to seniors living in the community. Senior LIFE makes it possible for seniors to remain at home, enjoying the comfort and reassurance of familiar surroundings while receiving the care they need.  Senior LIFE staff live the mission of the program.  Our team is committed to partnering with our seniors to remain at home through promoting open communication and shared decision making while providing excellent care and services. 

    Responsibilities

    The Social Worker will be a key participant in member interdisciplinary teams, weighing in on a host of medical, physical, social and emotional assessments and Plans of Care. Additionally, this professional will oversee a number of core programming and therapeutic responsibilities, including:

     

    • Overseeing direct social work case management services for all LIFE Center members
    • Providing social service support including screenings, counseling and external referrals, as needed
    • Reevaluating and updating Plans of Care based on change in members’ status, emergent conditions and other relevant circumstances, then communicating changes to all relevant stakeholders (i.e. interdisciplinary teams, families, caregivers)
    • Completing ongoing periodic assessments to ensure a thorough evolution of member care, in keeping with changing needs and requests
    • Documenting all visits, including deviations from approved care plans and prescribed intervention techniques
    • Documenting member medical records and maintaining electronic case management assessments for immediate and future use
    • Identifying development areas, including individual member enhancements and overarching LIFE Center opportunities for growth and expansion, then developing and implementing these improvements
    • Counseling families in both individual and group settings, and leading relevant activities to educate these care participants
    • Visiting in-home members, assessing needs and developing/implementing comprehensive speech/language care plans accordingly
    • General administrative duties, including completing and submitting 1768 documents to required agencies within 48 hours

    Qualifications

    Due to the hands-on nature of this role, the ability to develop and foster positive, caring, productive relationships with elderly members and their families is essential, as is the desire to work in a unique environment with a unique, integrated approach to care services. Social Workers will work in-tandem with a variety of other internal and external care providers to ensure the best possible care and quality of life for members and, as such, increased sensitivities, empathy and discretion is required. Applicants must have superior communication and analytical thinking skills, with the ability to efficiently and effectively troubleshoot as needs arise.

     

    All candidates must have an MSW from an accredited university, plus two years’ experience in a health-related area. At least one year must have been spent working in an immersive community catering to an elderly/frail population.

     

     

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