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Amherst Senior Center Social Worker

The Town of Amherst seeks a full time licensed professional Social Worker to provide counseling, referral and direct services advocacy work for elders and their families through the Amherst Senior Center. The social worker will identify the needs of area older residents and their families through office or home appointments, group meetings, professional referrals and contacts with area agencies. Serves as advocate for seniors when navigating and interacting with community agencies and service organizations. Provides basic crisis counseling both in home and at the Senior Center and makes "elder-at-risk" referrals. For a complete job description and to apply on Line by Friday, April 21, 2017, visit www.amherstma.gov/jobs or apply in person at the HR Department, Town of Amherst, and 4 Boltwood Ave, Amherst MA.

Qualifications:

BA in Social Work or related field + three (3) years' experience working with elders, possession of Licensed Social Worker License in MA and a valid driver's license are required. MSW and Spanish bilingual language skills preferred.

Starting salary range $46,500-$53,000 plus comprehensive municipal benefits package and pension. Range to $61,000.

For a complete job description and to apply on Line by Friday, April 21, 2017, visit www.amherstma.gov/jobs or apply in person at the HR Department, Town of Amherst, and 4 Boltwood Ave, Amherst MA.