Social Worker – PT
Under the supervision of the L’Chaim Program Director, the Part-Time Social Worker is a member of the L’Chaim Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) multi-disciplinary team and is responsible for the oversight of all Social Services and Case Management provided by L’Chaim ADHC program staff. The Social Worker’s responsibilities include providing assessments, direct services to clients, and performing charting responsibilities for L’Chaim ADHC program.
The part-time Social Worker understands and assists in meeting budget and services goals, understands the mission and objectives of Jewish Family and Children’s Services and works within the limitations of the Agency’s resources and performs all duties in compliance with agency standards.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for the coordination of Social Services for participants as specified by ADHC, CBAS, Medi-Cal Title XXII( 54309,54329 &78339), Managed Care Plans, and the California Code of Regulations.
- Implement the Home and Community-Based Setting (HCBS) waiver 42 CFR 441.301 person-centered care planning requirements.
- Coordinate with the California Department of Aging (CDA) to prepare for the Medi-Cal Licensing Recertification Site Survey.
- Conducts an initial assessment and subsequent reassessments (at a minimum of every six months) of each ADHC participant for social services and monitors implementation.
- Prepares treatment plan and Individual Plan of Care (IPC) for each participant.
- Ensures IPC specifically address the full range of participants’ impairments, detail necessary treatment, and establishes appropriate, attainable, and measurable outcome goals.
- Evaluates participants’ changing needs on an on-going basis by directly monitoring care through observation, chart review, discussions with staff. To make necessary program adjustments when warranted.
- Ensures that social service care plans are coordinated with nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy care plans and fully address the social service needs of clients within the scope of work of a licensed Adult Day Health Care.
- Reviews monthly flow sheets and quarterly reassessments provided by the Social Worker Assistant, ensuring that the full scope of services established in the IPC and TAR are provided and that the treatment interventions and outcomes are monitored and appropriately documented.
- Ensures that participant’s functional and cognitive disabilities are thoroughly documented, and that all treatment is fully and accurately recorded.
- Provides individual supportive counseling to participants as recommended in their treatment plans, or as needed.
- Provides case management to participants as recommended in their treatment plans, or as needed.
- Discharges participants if they are inappropriate for ADHC services; assists caregiver with discharge plan.
- Provides referral for persons not appropriate for adult day health care program.
- Provides appropriate information and referral for community members and for all ADHC participants when needed.
- Reports suspected verbal, physical, fiduciary, and/or sexual abuse to appropriate monitoring agencies.
- Actively participates in JFCS and departmental meetings and trainings and represents the L’Chaim ADHC Program in a professional demeanor
- Develops and maintains positive working relationships with human service agencies, volunteers, and community members.
- Fosters a spirit of teamwork and unity among JFCS staff that allows for cultivating ideas, expeditious resolution of conflict, and the appreciation of diversity as well as cohesiveness, supportiveness, and working together to enable each employee and the department to succeed.
- Delivers timely and accurate results. Values the importance of delivering high quality, innovative services to JFCS employees and external clients; responds promptly to inquiries and is accessible to JFCS employees; follows through on customer commitments in a timely manner.
- Maintains employee privacy and confidentiality in all matters relating to client and supervised employees
- Undertakes other duties and special projects, as may be assigned by the L’Chaim Program Director, and the JFCS Executive Leadership.
- Complies with Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ standards for performance and policies and procedures.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Proven ability to document care plans, interventions, and outcomes in an effective manner that meets professional standards for documentation of social services.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Russian language conversational skills a plus.
- Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with participants, professional staff, families, and caregivers.
- Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
- Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office Suite software including Outlook.
- Physically capable of performing the required duties and of assisting frail elderly and disabled adults, as necessary.
Required Education and Experience
- Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work is required; license-eligible, preferred.
- Demonstrated expertise (minimum of two years’ experience) in clinical casework with the elderly and/or Russian-speaking Émigré population.
- Knowledgeable and experienced in the physical, emotional, and social needs of the elderly.
- Proven experience assessing the social service needs of frail elderly and developing care plans to address needs in a manner that enables measurement of outcomes.
- Previous experience in effective case management services to frail seniors.
- Experience providing services in an Adult Day Health Care or comparable environment is required.
- Certifications: CPR, First Aid within three months of hire.
The part-time Social Worker has provided the center with a health examination, signed by a physician, and a TB clearance, which is not more than 12 months prior to employment or within 7 days of employment.
This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Competitive compensation will depend on experience and proficiency level.
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***LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY. NO RELOCATION OFFERED FOR THIS ROLE***
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.