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
- Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work
- Current driver's license and proof of auto insurance
- Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) or other NASW-recognized certification preferred
- Licensed by the NC Board of Social Work Examiners and shall comply with the Social Workers' Licensing Act of 1991
- 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.
- 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.