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  • Social Worker - Altoona

    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/30/2019 9:28 AM)
    Job ID
    Senior LIFE Altoona
    Social Work
    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.


    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 caseloads of up to 40 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


    All candidates must have an MSW from an accredited university, plus one year experience working with the elderly/frail population.




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