Social Worker for Aging Services (East Harlem)

Stanley M.. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Published
May 7, 2019
Location
New York, NY
Job Type
Address
415 East 93rd Street

Description

Organization Overview:
The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) is a non-profit, multi-service organization focusing primarily on the needs of children and low-income families, out-of-school and out-of-work youth, and aging New Yorkers. We operate at community centers located in the neighborhoods of East Harlem and Yorkville, and seek to deliver programs that are impactful, innovative, and intergenerational.

 

Position Summary:
The Social Worker for Aging Services will ensure effective case management and case assistance to senior residents living in the Johnson Houses development of New York City Housing Authority buildings and throughout the East Harlem community. This will include development of interdisciplinary case plans with a focus on financial stability, health & wellness, food security, and housing stability. Provision of services will be in accordance with Isaacs Center policies, contractual guidelines and standards.

 

Qualifications:
The Social Worker for Aging Services must possess strong writing, speaking, interpersonal and organizational skills. The candidate must hold at least a MSW; a LMSW or LCSW is preferred. The candidate must have demonstrated experience providing exemplary case assistance, facilitating group work, managing data, and effectively coordinating benefits and entitlements. The candidate must have a history of working with diverse and high-needs aging populations, value team building, and support the development of community to address complex issues.

 

Education/Skills/Experience:
• MSW, LMSW or LCSW required
• A certified SIFI field instruction certification preferred
• Prior experience working with the elderly highly preferred
• Bilingual, English/Spanish highly preferred
• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
• Ability to work some flexible hours (e.g., evenings, weekends, Thanksgiving or Christmas Holiday)

 

Primary Duties:
• Provide case management and case assistance services to seniors residing within the Johnson Houses development and surrounding areas.
• Develop case plans to promote client self-determination; to assist seniors with staying in the community; and to promote healthy and independent aging.
• Develop and implement educational/recreational groups, support groups, etc. to meet the evolving needs of the aging population.
• Conduct psychosocial assessments and make referrals as appropriate.
• Collaborate with community agencies to implement in-home services such as visiting nurse services, home care, and housekeeping.
• Assist with outreach efforts to increase participation
• Provide supportive counseling to seniors and their families, including crisis intervention
• Make referrals to mental health agencies as appropriate.
• Develop and foster relationships with community and government agencies.
• Prepare documentation (assessments, case logs, case notes, etc.) as stipulated by contractual and agency standards and procedures.
• Prepares reports, as required.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

 

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@isaacscenter.org.
No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

The Isaacs Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, political or sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.

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