PACE Social Worker - LCSW

  • Mission Health System
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Oct 12, 2018

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Operations Director, plans, organizes and implements social work services for PACE participants and families. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: participant social work assessment; treatment; and teaching and counseling of participant, caregiver or other appropriate representatives/family to maintain participant support in the community. Social Worker interventions may also include: individual participant contacts; appropriate collateral contact; participant and family education, assessment, and counseling; assistance with locating resources; addressing mental health needs as they arise; 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, caregiver representatives, and community agencies.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities :

Required Education:
  • Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work
  • Current driver's license and proof of auto insurance

Preferred Education:

  • Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) or other NASW-recognized certification preferred

Required License:

  • Licensed by the NC Board of Social Work Examiners and shall comply with the Social Workers' Licensing Act of 1991

Required Experience:
  • Two (2) years of experience working on an interdisciplinary team in a hospital, nursing home or community-based setting is preferable.
  • Minimum of 1 year working with a frail or elderly population.

Preferred Experience:
  • Familiarity with the psycho-social issues of the frail and chronically ill and their caregivers.
  • Ability to provide psychosocial assessment and individual, family and group counseling.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Good public speaking skills with all size groups.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team setting.
  • Computer literacy.