This PART TIME (20 hours/week) position is within a Senior Adult Apartment Complex, funded with HUD 202 funds. I am seeking individuals with experience and love for persons 60 years and older but 'young at heart'.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s Degree-concentration in Social Work, Gerontology, Psychology or Public Health preferred.
- Training in the aging process, elder services, disability services, drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues.
- Proven experience in service management, including organizing, problem solving, and advocating.
- Knowledge of community services in the region, particularly with services that are provided for the population living within the facility (elderly).
- Knowledge of computer operations, to include basic data entry.
- Ability to communicate effectively and maintain good relations with residents and employees.
- Aware of eligibility for and procedures of federal and state entitlement programs.
- Good communication, writing, problem solving and organization skills in addition to strong advocacy capabilities.
- Assists and advises residents (elderly persons) and families of the services which may be necessary to maintain a self-reliant lifestyle.
- Promotes wellness activities for all residents
- Educates Elderly Residents, families, and staff on available community resources
- Assists aging residents in building informal support networks among themselves and with family members
- Acts as a liaison between community agencies, service providers, and Senior residents
- Works as a team member with Community Administrator in serving to project residents (follows up on resident situation the manager(s) believe may need supportive services)
- Encourages residents to be proactive in meeting their social, psychological, and physical needs.
- Facilitates meeting of needs when necessary, but avoids the creation of unhealthy dependence.
- Uses the least drastic intervention necessary to alleviate a problem situation
- May assist residents or coordinate training for residents in understanding leases and tenancy obligations.
- Monitors the delivery of services to residents to ensure they are appropriate, timely and satisfactory. May also manage such services when appropriate.
- Performs service management function for all residents needing assistance
- Provides limited case management, (i.e. evaluation of social, psychological and physical needs and the development of a service plan) for a resident when such service is not being provided by the general service community.
- Educates residents on service availability, application procedures, resident rights, etc., both individually and as a group.
- Reports all suspected abuse situations to the appropriate agency and Community Administrator.
- Sets up volunteer support programs with service organizations in the community
- Advocates and may negotiate on behalf of residents for adequate, timely and cost effective provision of services
- Meets with service providers as needed and appropriate.
- Assembles a directory of community services and makes it available to residents, families, and management.
- Working as a team with the Community Administrator in identifying residents who need assistance.
- Documents contact with residents, providers and families.
- Maintains individual files on residents which will contain at least the following:
- Intake information
- Service termination information
- Quarterly review and follow-up
- Human or civil rights abuse
- Resident/family meeting notes
- Resident files to be kept in a secure and locked area to insure confidentiality.
- Completes reports with copies given to the site supervisor, Quality Assurance Administrator, Manager, and government agency (where applicable) in an accurate and timely manner.
- Pursues avenues for additional services through private local, state, and federal sources.
- Creates service management plan as appropriate
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $19.20 to $19.78 /hour
- Social Work: 1 year (Preferred)