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Company: Henry Street Settlement
Job Title: SENIOR CENTER SOCIAL WORKER
Job Category: Social Work
Job description:  
Henry Street Settlement Senior Center is a multilingual and multicultural program that has been serving the needs of the Lower East Sideís senior community for over 65 years by offering a variety of activities and social services. The staff speaks English, Chinese and Spanish The Center provides important nutritional information to enhance the health of seniors, and offers affordable hot lunches Sunday through Friday and dinners Monday through Friday. Seniors are encouraged to participate in health promotion and recreational activities, including health and wellness programs, parties, trips, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, recreation, nutrition presentations and educational seminars, and to take advantage of the two fitness rooms, complete with exercise machines and free weights. A bilingual Social Worker is also available to provide case management and information/referral services. This position reports to the Program Director.

Qualifications:

Masterís Degree in Social Work required
Bi-lingual Cantonese and/or Spanish required
Strong Microsoft office skills (primarily Word and Excel)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Possess the flexibility, empathy and compassion to work with the senior population and diverse cultures
Knowledge of mental health issues among senior populations
Possess case management experience, knowledge of entitlement & benefit programs and senior resources
Positive attitude and team player
Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain a caseload and manage crisis situations
Conduct outreach to congregate members of the Henry Street Settlement Senior Center
Identify clients in need of case management/assistance, develop service plans, provide bio-psycho-social assessments and coordinate appropriate services and benefits for clients
Identify and personally link members who may be in need of assistance and/or referral to other Henry Street Settlement services
Monitor and assist clients in coordinating medical, legal and financial issues
Serve as liaison with health care professionals and legal services
Provide information and referral for clients to appropriate community services
In conjunction with the Program Manager, identify member mental health needs and plan appropriate programming and presentations
Facilitate at least one mental health activity/support group per week
Document all client interactions in the Department for the Aging database (STARS)
Plan workload in order to meet contractual service levels and the needs of the program and members
In conjunction with the Program Director, develop and maintain relationships with beneficial internal and external resources
Act as Site Supervisor for the Senior Companion Program
Act as Field Supervisor and/or Work Task Supervisor for social work (or equivalent) interns
Complete and submit monthly statistical reports
Other duties as assigned by supervisor

To Apply: email Cover Letter and Resume

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.
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Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: 50,000 USD annual
 
Other Information
 
Degree: Masters
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Manhattan - New York - USA
Zipcode: 10002
 
Post Date: 08/15/2018
 
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