Social Worker

Social Work San Leandro, California


Description

Under the general supervision of the Center Director and Technical/ Clinical Direction of the Director of Behavioral Health the Social Worker is a mental health professional, helping the frail and elderly PACE participants find solutions to a wide range of social problems, serves as an integral member of an Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and is responsible for performing  psychosocial assessments, developing and implementing plans of care, and facilitating communication between the participant, family and CEI staff.


 
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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an interdisciplinary team (IDT) member responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive, integrated plan of care, monitors progress toward objectives by evaluating behavioral adjustments and communicates participant changes to team members. 
  • Completes semi-annual assessments and care plan updates for all participants while continually evaluating social service needs of the participants and their families.
  • Makes referrals to community resources including those necessary for financial management, benefit eligibility and to address related participant needs. 
  • Manages assigned caseload; prepares narrative and other reports, documents, and correspondence regarding client status; documents case files. 
  • Responds to, investigates and reports complaints of elder abuse. 
  • Conducts 30-day conferences and annual reviews, and as-needed family and/or caregiver conferences. 
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with other agencies, such as Department of Social Services, psychiatric facilities, hospitals, social agencies, and may participate in hospital and/or SNF discharge planning. 
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about participants, clients or families in conformance with HIPPAA principles.  
  • Makes home visits, hospitals and travels to other places to meet with participants and service providers. 
  •  Performs related duties as assigned.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters’ degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work
  • One year experience working with a frail and/or elderly population preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team environment. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision. 
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication and meeting facilitation skills. 
  • Experience working with severe mental illness is desirable. 
  • Valid California driver's license, acceptable driving record and insurance with access to a reliable transportation. 
  • CPR / First Aid

Center for Elders’ Independence is a PACE (Program of All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly) organization that uses an interdisciplinary team approach to care planning and care implementation for the purpose of providing high quality, affordable, integrated health care services to the elderly, including an Adult Day Health Center, and promoting autonomy, quality of life and the ability of individuals to live in their communities. Unlike other healthcare plans, CEI is not a "fee-for-service" plan. It is a a “capitation” healthcare plan. CEI is paid a set amount for each person enrolled in our program, whether or not that individual seeks care. We are a growing company that offers stability and continues to thrive.