Social Worker/Therapist – Part Time – Older Adults – 25 hours per week

 Position Summary

The part time Social Worker/Therapist is responsible for providing therapy to program participants, entering in all required documentation and case follow up as necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Case disposition including assessment, admission, referral, and discharge of clients into services that provide optimal support and treatment;
  • Assures that all requisite documentation/charting is completed in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with appropriate regulation/policies and procedures
  • Meets required productivity standards;
  • Collaborates with other community-based programs in order to identify potentially eligible individuals, and to coordinate services to such individuals;
  • Provides therapy in the field or in the home to eligible individuals until such individual can be served via more traditional services;
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and conferences;
  • Refers applicants to ancillary services;
  • Coordinates and acts as a liaison with other community service providers;
  • Provides consultation and advocacy for individuals in inpatient, residential and independent living situations, including on-site visits and discharge meetings as needed;
  • Maintains records in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with grant policies and procedures;
  • Collects and synthesizes data for use in problem solving in order to assess an individual’s needs;
  • Maintains information on community resources;
  • Assists with program and agency crises;
  • In addition, the below responsibilities may be required of the position:
  • Accompanies clients to offsite activities (drives agency vehicles);
  • General responsibilities:
  • Attends workshops, conferences and staff development training seminars on current practices as directed by the Chief Executive Officer or supervisor to acquire continuing education in the appropriate field; implements what has been learned;
  • Maintains cooperative relationships with all referents and community resources
  • Undertakes related duties as assigned.

The part time Social Worker/Therapist reports directly to the Program Coordinator of the PIOA grant designee and collaborates with other staff.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in social work from an accredited university along with NYS licensure and LMSW/LCSW required. Experience with a senior population and experience in either mental health and/or substance use services preferred. A thorough knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques used in mental health and the factors that contribute to personality development, and a thorough knowledge of the social factors affecting mental health are required. Must have basic computer literacy and excellent verbal and written skills. Valid driver’s license required and use of one’s personal car (with mileage reimbursement).