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AFC Social Worker

Job Description: The AFC Social Worker is part of a health care team that provides social work and case management for the Adult Family Care (AFC) program. Responsibilities include assessment and evaluation of potential program participants and caregivers, care plan development, care coordination and monitoring, crisis intervention, education of host caregivers and AFC participants, and collaboration with AFC nurses. Manage an AFC caseload by providing ongoing clinical casework/case management to program participants, in compliance with program policy and procedures, and Medicaid guidelines. Provide psychosocial support to program participants and caregivers; addressing issues related to caregiver stress, family systems, mental health diagnoses, and aging and disability. Maintain accurate and timely case records, including all required forms, case documentation, and statistics, according to agency, program and professional standards.

Hiring Company: Somerville Cambridge Elder Services
Location: Somerville, MA

Compensation: Low-Mid $40s and an excellent benefits package including a 35-hour work week, medical, dental, agency paid life, short/long term disability, 401(k) with agency contribution, earned leave accrued at a rate of 24 days per year and 13 holidays.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree with at least 2 years of recent clinical experience working with elders or individuals with disabilities is minimum requirement. Possession of, or eligibility for, Social Work licensure required. MSW preferred but not required. Knowledge of the home care system and long term care issues required. Excellent organizational and written and oral communication skills required. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team essential. Knowledge of human development, including the areas of physiology of aging, mental health, and substance abuse essential. Experience using Word and strong data entry and work-processing skills essential. Bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or other language preferred. Must be willing and able to use own vehicle.

Salary: $40-45K
To apply please email hr@eldercare.org.

Other information: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services promotes the right of all individuals to live with dignity, in the setting of their choice by offering older people, younger people with disabilities, and caregivers the information, services and support needed to make choices which enhance health, well-being and independence. Since 1972, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) has been the area's aging information and service center. SCES helps older people and people living with disabilities remain safe and independent in their own homes by providing a wide range of supportive services, as well as information and advice. For more information please check out our website at www.eldercare.org