Provide direct social services in the office and, if needed, at home - to the NNORC clients, including, but not limited to, assessment, case assistance, crisis intervention, provision of entitlement assistance and advocacy, counseling, information and referral, translation, service collaboration and coordination with outside agencies.
Conduct regular follow-up to ensure that participants' needs are met.
Meet contractual obligations related to service units and other requirements.
Prepare case records, statistics, and other required information and documents; prepare/assist with reports.
Participate in the NNORC community-building efforts; conduct outreach and community education; collaborate with volunteers.
Plan and assist with NNORC events and activities as needed.
Work with other agency staff on joint programs, program development and implementation. Coordinate programming with partner organizations.
Perform other duties as assigned by the NNORC director.
Bachelor's degree in social work or a related discipline. Master's degree preferred.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing, and computer skills.
Fluency in English and Russian.
Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team.
Experience and interest in working with older adults.
Demonstrated case work experience preferred.
The Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, Inc. builds community, strengthens families and empowers individuals to achieve their potentials and enhance their quality of life by providing a wide range of programs and services rooted in Jewish traditions and values to meet the evolving needs and interests of the Brooklyn community. The Shorefront Y's Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC) Program provides social work and nursing services, educational and recreational activities, as well as opportunities for volunteering and community engagement to senior citizens (60 years of age and older). The program serves older adults residing in a designated area within Brighton Beach in south Brooklyn and seeks to enhance their quality of lives, promote aging in place, and reduce unnecessary hospitalizations/nursing home admissions.
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