Social Worker (MSW)
Senior TLC (STLC) | Gastonia, NC | Full Time
Social Worker (MSW)
Job Summary: Responsible for the direct social work case management services to the participants of the Senior TLC program. Provides such social services support as participant screening, case management, counseling and referral.
Education: Master's Degree from an accredited School of Social Work.
Experience: 2 years experience in a health related area. Minimum of 1 year experience working with the frail elderly population.
Special Training: Individual therapy skills for geriatric participants, analytical thinking and problem solving abilities. Includes Home Visits to private homes of STLC participants, frequent travel in Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln counties. Only act within the scope of his or her authority to practice. Meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by Senior TLC and approved by CMS before working independently.
Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up-to-date before engaging in direct participant contact.
Ages of Patients Rendered Care: Geriatric.
Participates in the Multidisciplinary Team's initial assessments, care planning and periodic re-assessments (minimally every 6 months) of participant's case. Assessments are to be completed prior to the scheduled team meeting. Communicates participant changes to team members.
Maintains current written case management records, including periodic reassessments of program participants.
Coordinates 24 hour care delivery. Provides individual and family counseling, develops and leads group counseling and activities.
Refers participants and families to appropriate community agencies or facilities, acts as liaison with such organizations and as advocate for participants.
Encourages effective relationships among staff geared to team building and maintenance of a cohesive team.
Consults with and advises staff members as to the relationship of social, emotional and cultural factors to health and medical care, and as to the availability of social services in the community.
Participates in Program and Policy development of Social Work component.
Documents participant changes appropriately in the medical record.
Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Attends staff meetings and takes part in participant care planning.