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27 Aug 2019

Instructional Support Social Worker/Group Counselor

Grand Street Settlement
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Job Description

DEPARTMENT:

Senior Services

 

PROGRAM:

BEST/NORC

 

REPORTS TO:

Program Director

 

LOCATION:

New York, NY (Lower East Side)

 

SALARY:                     

$50,000 – $52,000 Annually

 

SCHEDULE:

Monday–Friday, 830am–430pm

 

DATE:

September 2019

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Social Worker is responsible for the provision of individual and group counseling, benefits and entitlements in the BEST NORC program- in the Baruch Houses.  Services provided will aim at helping seniors remain in their home, active in the community, and decrease social isolation.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • License Master’s Degree in Social Work required
  • Previous experience working with a diverse population setting
  • Experience in community-based settings
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Knowledge of senior health homes and care coordination preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct (180 individual screenings) PHQ-9 depression screenings and (180) Alcohol Abuse screenings to clients and provide counseling or referral services if needed
  • Provide individual supportive counseling service by phone (90 individual phone counseling), for homebound (200 home visits) and the office counseling (185 in-person counseling sessions)
  • Provide weekly group counseling (35 sessions annually) to strengthen seniors’ mental health in group setting
  • Maintenance case notes according to contract requirements- DOH, SOFA and DFTA
  • Conduct home visits to home bound seniors and complete psycho social assessments along with follow up with services
  • Develop and create communication systems with health clinics and hospitals to ensure safe discharge plans
  • Work with Nurses to provide a comprehensive health care management services
  • Conduct weekly case conference meetings with NORC team to ensure seamless plan of care
  • Collaborate with GSS senior services staff at the NORC/Senior Center/Essex Crossing to ensure seniors are aging in place
  • Partner with Outreach Worker to identify isolated seniors who need mental health services
  • Supervise Social Work Interns for the senior services department
  • Other duties as assigned by program director

 

 

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills & experience meet the specific components you are applying for.  Also provide us with three professional references that we can contact (at least one should be from a former supervisor). Please click on the link provided below, or copy and paste link in a search engine and apply online through our career center.   https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=grandst&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US   No phone calls, please. EOE If selected for this position, applicant must obtain NYC Dept. of Health fingerprint clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance (fees may apply); ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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