LifeLong Medical Care

  • Social Worker

    Job Locations US-CA-Novato
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    ID
    2018-1753
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Healthcare
  • Overview

    Supporting Community Healthcare is a rewarding role. LifeLong Medical Care is looking for a Social Worker for our Marin Adult Day Health Center located in Novato. This position typically works Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 4:00, a total of 35 hours per week. This position is benefit eligible including eligibility for dependents. The Social Worker will provide medical social services to ADHC participants and their families/caregivers; be responsible for the ADHC screening / intake process; liaison to families/caregivers and other agencies; and serve as a member of the multidisciplinary team and ADHC Leadership Team. This position is expected to comply with all Title 22 ADHC regulations, including Sections 54329 & 78339.

     

    LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 16 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more. 

    LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Benefits:

    We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan. LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Responsibilities

    • Interviews and screens (medically and financially) all referrals to determine the general appropriateness for the full assessment process and adult day health care participation. Conducts home visits prior to ADHC enrollment & coordinates the intake process. Provides referrals for those not appropriate for ADHC.
    • Conducts initial and continuing assessments of participants and formulates an individual plan of care (IPC) to be presented to the multidisciplinary team. Reassesses each participant as needed (at least every 6 months), writes a quarterly note every three months and revises the IPC as necessary to include all current ADHC social service needs.
    • Provides medical social services to ADHC participants and supportive services to caregivers as described in each IPC. Documents completion of all elements of each social service IPC according to ADHC regulations and social work standards.
    • Completes home visits for participants as the MDT determines necessary.
    • Promotes peer group relations through problem-centered discussion group and task-oriented committees.
    • Serves as a liaison with community agencies providing services to a participant and works with them to coordinate all services delivered to the participant to meet their needs and avoid duplication. Liaisons shall include but not be limited to: In-home Supportive Services, Multi-Service Senior Program; Adult Protective Services, and Home Health Agency providers.  Provides counseling and referral to available community resources.
    • Maintains a working relationship with the ADHC's consulting Psychologist / psychiatrist / LCSW / RN
    • Provides discharge planning for all participants.
    • Participates as a member of the ADHC Leadership Team to assist Program Director in setting policies, managing issues and optimizing use of resources.
    • Other duties as assigned by Program Director.

    Qualifications

    • Strong organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change.
    • Ability to effectively present information to others, including landlords, other employees, community partners and vendors.
    • Ability to work with individuals and organizations at the local level to build support.
    • Ability to seek direction/approval from on essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.
    • Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills and ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and be culturally sensitive.
    • Conduct oneself in external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident and sensitive staff.
    • Ability to see how one’s work intersects with that of other departments of LifeLong Medical Care and that of other partner organizations.
    • Make appropriate use of knowledge/ expertise/ connections of other staff.
    • Be creative and mature with a “can do”, proactive attitude and an ability to continuously “scan” the environment, identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for improvement.

     

    Job Requirements:          

    • Licensed as a clinical social worker by the California Board of Behavioral Science OR
    • Master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work
    • Current CPR certification from an AHA approved agency.
    • Knowledgeable of the physical, physiological, emotional, and social needs of the elderly and disabled adults;
    • Demonstrable aptitude for working with diverse populations;
    • Proficient in Microsoft office.

     

    Job Preferences:              

    • Experience in adult day support services and experience in the provision of counseling, support groups and assessments for individuals affected by chronic illness is preferred;
    • Supervisory experience preferred

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