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SOCIAL WORKER

HCS - REGION IIIA
Salary: K-7 (A-C) $20.55 - $22.45/hr.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(3) Fulltime Positions
Posting: 036-19
Date Posted: 03/03/2019
Deadline: Until filled

Perform assessments, provide information and assistance, develop person-centered care plans and coordinate activities related to the client's social, emotional, and financial needs in order to reduce the number of nursing home placements for frail elders helping them to remain at home or move back to the community from a long-term care facility.

Conduct comprehensive client assessments to determine social, financial, emotional and environmental strengths and limitations of potential clients.  Develop care plans and coordinate the client's eligibility process for program assistance.  Monitor client condition and provision of service pertaining to plans for care. Adjust plan as determined through reassessment or normal monitoring.  Work with family members and volunteer caregivers to maximize available informal supports

Provide feedback to AAA staff regarding any problems or concerns with service delivery from purchase of service providers.  Establish and maintain liaison with hospital discharge planners, human service providers, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, Department of Human Services and other referring agencies.  Provides information, advocacy, and linking to resources for older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities.

Licensed Social Worker with the State of Michigan with Bachelor's degree in Social Work is required; Masters preferred. Formal education with an emphasis on gerontology and two years’ experience working with older adults is strongly preferred. Extensive interviewing and assessment skills and highly developed organizational skills preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer/database management skills desired. Knowledge of community resources, especially geriatric and chronic care resources preferred. Reliable transportation and current Michigan driver's license is required.

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