Social Worker

Volunteers Of America Orchard City , CO 80651

Posted 6 days ago

Hybrid remote opportunities available*

Bachelors Degree Accepted

Social Worker

Volunteers of America National Services (VOANS) is seeking a full-time Social Worker (LSW or LCSW) to join their team in CO! The Social Worker will support the Social Services department in planning, organizing, and implementing social services to Senior Community Care of Colorado PACE - Eckert participants and families. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assessment, treatment, teaching, and counseling to the participant, caregiver, or other appropriate representatives. The Social Work interventions could include individual participant contacts; appropriate collateral contacts; participant and family education, assessment, and counseling; provision of resources; ongoing case management; advocacy to ensure participant and caregiver needs are met and addressed; and disenrollment procedures. The Social Worker is the liaison between the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), caregiver representatives, and community agencies.

Salary Range: up to $ 71,032

Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

4x10 Shift also available

The Senior Community Care of Colorado PACE - Eckert is a comprehensive, all-inclusive health care choice for seniors living in Western Colorado. SCCC's mission is to help older adults live safely in the community. If you are seeking a rewarding career among supportive team members in a friendly and caring environment, we want to hear from you!

Volunteers of America National Services is a nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps more than 2.5 million people in 400 communities. Our work touches the mind, body, heart and ultimately the spirit of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.

In 2021 VOANS was nominated as one of the Best Places to Work. Come join our team!

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Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs in-person initial assessments for enrollment of potential Senior Community Care participants to obtain a complete psychosocial history, which may include descriptions of cognitive status, social supports, family dynamics mental health and substance dependency, and other issues and needs. Coordinates with the Interdisciplinary Team to develop a comprehensive plan of care for each participant.

  • Conducts in-person re-assessment of enrolled participants every six (6) months and as needed.

  • Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Maintains regular attendance at and participates in Interdisciplinary Team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on the plan of care decisions and coordination for twenty-four (24) hour care delivery.

  • Provides ongoing support, counsel, and education to participants and family regarding a variety of issues, including but not limited to: the aging process, dementia, grief and loss, end of life, disease processes, difficult family dynamics and changing roles, PACE model and PACE health services.

  • Presents requests to Interdisciplinary Team for and coordinates admission/discharge to contracted facilities for temporary respites and permanent placement.

  • Acts as a facilitator for meetings with participants, family, caregivers, and community agencies to clarify, or problem solves issues regarding the plan of care. Mediates discussions between all parties.

  • If hospice care is appropriate actively provides emotional support, grief work, education, and funeral/financial planning referral. Facilitates hospice or nursing home placement as needed. Initiate referrals to external resources with community agencies such as Adult Protective Services, Housing Authority, or public utility companies. Advocates with these entities for purposes of maintaining community stability.

  • Assists participants and caregivers to complete Medical Durable Power Of Attorney (MDPOA) Proxy, and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) directives as needed.

  • Attends and actively participates in a variety of organizational meetings related to participant care, including but not limited to: Morning Meeting, Intake and Assessment Meeting, various in-services and community agency meetings.

  • Acts as a resource to other team members and day center staff regarding topics such as dementia, difficult behaviors, and difficult personalities.

  • Completes and ensures completion of documentation of clinical service, in participant's medical records including initial assessments, re-assessments, change of status, temporary or permanent placements; hospital admissions and discharges, home and nursing home visits and other significant events according to Senior CommUnity Care

  • documentation requirements.

  • Assists participants and caregivers in filing grievances.

  • Acts within scope of his or her authority to practice.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master's Degree from an accredited school of social work required.

  • Be legally authorized, currently licensed, registered or certified if applicable in the state of employment.

  • LSW or LCSW is required.

  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with frail or elderly population required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team in a hospital, nursing home or community-based setting is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and have means of transportation.

  • Ability to provide psychosocial assessment and individual, family and group counseling.

  • Effective verbal/written communication skills with the ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

  • Training and/or mentoring experience and ability to complete performance objectives, measures and evaluations.

  • Good public speaking skills with all size groups.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and written.

  • Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

  • Only acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice. Must meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by Senior Community Care and approved by CMS before working independently.

  • Pass background screening (drug, employment history and criminal).

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • May be exposed to a risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, bodily fluids, communicable diseases and any other conditions common in a healthcare environment.

  • Subject to unpleasant odors.


Medical, Dental and Vision Insurances

Paid Time Off (Sick, Vacation and Holiday)

Retirement (403B)

Life Insurance

At VOANS, we celebrate sharing, encouraging and embracing diversity. Equal employment opportunities are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that blending individual strengths and unique personal differences nurtures and supports our organizations' shared commitment to our mission and creates an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to do their personal best.

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