• Social Worker

    Posted: 09/10/2023

    Education: Bachelors of Social Work degree from an accredited four-year college or university.  Must have all required State of Michigan social work licensure and certifications.
    Experience: 2 years experience in a non-profit environment with a community health and/or human services organization working with older adults. Familiarity with the aging network, community organizations and resources for seniors is desirable.  Some experience with data entry and data management required. Familiarity with third party reimbursement systems is required
    Requirements: Has excellent interpersonal and group process skills.  Is accurate, conscientious and flexible with attention to detail. Is familiar with computers.  Accepts direction, is well organized, and has the ability to meet deadlines.  Has good handwriting.  Willingness to work in a team environment.  The Senior Alliance is a non-profit 501c(3) where philanthropy on behalf of the agency is a requirement of all employees.  Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
    General Job Description: Conducts comprehensive participant assessments and reassessments and works with the nurse to develop and monitor care plans for the elderly.  Works with family members and caregivers to maximize available support systems.  Provides for proper documentation of care management activities and budgets.
    Physical Requirements: Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time. Stand, walk, reach, and bend. Ability to walk on uneven surfaces including outdoor sidewalks. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Required to drive to and from home assessments  
    • Conducts comprehensive participant assessment to determine the social, emotional and limitations of community care (CC) participants.                 
    • Works with the team nurse to develop participant care plans, including determination of frequency and duration of social services required under the care plan.
    • Facilitates delivery of services determined necessary under the care plan with appropriate social service agencies, The Senior Alliance funded providers, and other human service organizations.
    • Monitors participant care plans to ascertain delivery of needed services, and performs participant reassessments functions to determine needed alterations in the participant care plans.
    • Works with family members and other volunteer caregivers to maximize available informal support systems. 
    • Maintains liaisons with hospitals, human service providers, home care agencies, and other referring agencies in geographic area of responsibility.
    • Ensures compliance with all program standards and guidelines.
    • Assists in providing documentation of project activities for reports and/or participant applications to Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, Michigan Department of Community Health, Family Independence agency and/or other program funding sources.
    • Handles other duties as assigned.

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