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Social Worker (Adult Day Health Services)
Summary
Title:Social Worker (Adult Day Health Services)
ID:1051
Schedule:Full time
Location:Phoenix
Description
STATEMENT OF WORK:
Provides outreach and determines programmatic eligibility of potential Adult Day Health Care/Outpatient Clinic, Partial Care, basic participants. Conducts initial psychosocial assessments and reassessments; assists with case records of each participant; facilitates and participates in the care plan conference for each participant enrolled in the program. Performs case work services needed by the program participants; provides supportive services to the families and caregivers of the program participants. Participates in developing community awareness of Adult Day Health Care programs. Assists the participants in the daily program when needed. Performs any other job related duties deemed necessary and/or assigned by the Site Supervisor/Center Director.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides outreach to determine programmatic eligibility of potential Adult Day Health Care/Outpatient Clinic, Partial Care, Basic participants by speaking to individuals and groups,
    canvassing specific target areas, and by evaluating all referrals. Assesses all participants needs for
    Center's services as well as programmatic eligibility according to FSAL guidelines. Assesses
    participant's ability to pay for services and refers those with financial need to the appropriate
    funding source. Presents a new participant profile to staff upon enrollment of a new participant.
     
  • Completes a psychosocial assessment of each participant, compiling a brief history and assessing the participant's strengths and needs. Facilitates an interdisciplinary care plan conference; creates social service goals with participant and family/caregiver involvement. Records and compiles data as a part of the program's quality and performance review.
     
  • Provides support and guidance to participants. Assists participants and families/caregivers with information and referral to community services. Advocates for participants' rights within the community through networking with other community based agencies.
     
  • Provides supportive services to the families and caregivers of program participants. Shares with the family helpful suggestions and information regarding care and support of disabled adults. Provides
    support and/or offers resources to families and caregivers in crisis situations. Provides information
    to participants and families/caregivers in topics that are culturally, physically, and age appropriate.
     
  • Takes responsibility for case records by preserving confidentiality of all materials and following established procedures for release of information. Records delivery of service as required by funding
    source regulations, State Licensure rules, CARF Accreditation standards, and FSL Programs
    procedures. Submits forms required to maintain accountability regarding programmatic eligibility
    for services. Writes progress notes, narrative summaries, and closure summaries at intervals
    designated in program guidelines.
     
  • Conducts on-site tours and enrollment conferences.
  • May facilitate caregiver support groups, participant support groups, and family education nights.
  • May participate in community education programs discussing Adult Day Health Care issues.
  • Other duties as needed.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Minimum Required:
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Needs problem solving, intervention, communication, facilitation, assessment, and case recording skills.
  • Must have knowledge of needs of older adults, the aging process, and the needs of adults with disabilities or SMI.
  • Must have knowledge of resources available in the community.
  • Must have ability to recognize potential problems with participants and/or families/caregivers, and to recommend solutions.
  • Must have ability to work under pressure of meeting deadlines.
  • Must have ability to adhere to detailed regulations of reporting forms.
  • Knowledge of/or experience in the gathering of data, evaluation of data, and external dissemination of data as a part of the ongoing performance improvement process
  • Must be able to work with challenging behaviors expressed by participants, i.e. verbal and physical aggression, wandering, etc.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Department of Public Safety background check/fingerprint clearance process.
  • Must be able to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • May be requested to obtain a Food Handlers Card.
  • May assist with meals according to CACFP guidelines.
  • Must not have any restrictions for physical work for which reasonable accommodation cannot be made.
 Preferred:
  • Familiarity with government regulations relating to Adult Day Health Care programs is desirable.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Minimum Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work. (NOTE:  Degree MUST BE in social work. Degrees in fields other than social work DO NOT MEET our licensure requirement.)
 
Preferred:
  • At least one year paid or volunteer experience in social work.
  • Languages other than English, i.e. Spanish, sign language, etc.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Works in a clean, well-lit, air conditioned or heated center.
  • Has use of desk and telephone; may spend portion of day sitting at desk.
  • Moves about the center and grounds. Spends time away from center visiting participants in their homes or community settings.
  • May perform work that requires stooping and/or bending.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Regularly uses close vision.
  • May be requested to assist participants in transferring from wheelchair to chair.
  • May be requested to assist participants with the use of the bathroom.
  • May be requested to operate a FSL vehicle.
  • May be requested to assist participants in entering and exiting the van.
  • Exposure to potentially infectious fluids such as blood or body fluids (medium)
  • Exposure to latex, plastic, and/or materials which are used for personal protective equipment.
 COMMENTS:
  • Expected to respond to emergency situations involving the safety of participants, other employees, and the center. This includes the ability to assist with a possible evacuation of the participants.
  • Has access to individual client files and personal health information.
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