Under general supervision, provides professional social work and case management services to Elders and families receiving Elders In-Home Support Services.
Required: Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Psychology, or related field from an accredited college or university with two (2) years social work experience, preferably with the elderly and/or Native American clients.
Special Requirements: Must pass a criminal background check, a drug screen and meet all health and immunization requirements.
Skill in: Communicating effectively in both verbal and written form; adapting to changing situations; assessing clients and monitoring performance; comprehending and interpreting records/documents; listening effectively; problem solving; time management; multi-tasking; crisis intervention; advocacy; case management.
Knowledge of: Professional social work principles, methodology and ethics; use of therapeutic relationships to foster client self-determination; human psycho-social development within the context of family, community and culture; therapy theories and techniques and understanding of therapeutic process; techniques for facilitating client motivation to change behavior problems; social welfare policy; health and social issues impacting client and community well being.
Ability to: Maintain professional relationships; maintain records and prepare reports; communicate effectively; maintain confidentiality.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk or hear; use hands to operate, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk; lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.