Bilingual Spanish/English Social Worker for CARE LATINO (Sunnyside, NY)

Bilingual Spanish/English Social Worker for CARE LATINO (Sunnyside, NY)

06 Feb 2019

Bilingual Spanish/English Social Worker for CARE LATINO (Sunnyside, NY)

Sunnyside Community Services, an innovative community-based, social service organization in Queens (a 10-minute subway ride from Grand Central) is seeking to staff an exciting program, CARE LATINO, providing support to Latino caregivers caring for an individual living with Alzheimer's disease and/or other dementia. The Case Manager's primary responsibility will be to conduct outreach, client assessments and develop care plans, provide referrals and connections to partners. S/he will also be responsible for keeping and inputting data for tracking and reporting functions. The Case Manager will support the Assistant Division Director for Senior Services with coordinating wellness, joint enrichment, and will contribute to the design and implementation of a series of educational workshops.

The Case Manager will work closely with over 50 clients each year. S/he will have experience developing and overseeing the execution of care plans, assessments and referrals that support the caregiver.

The Case Manager reports to the Assistant Division Director for Senior Services.

Responsibilities

• Contribute to the Development and strategy in developing an outreach plan to promote CARE LATINO and its services

• Assist in Creating and maintaining an outreach directory

• Conduct Intake, assessments and appropriate follow up and advocacy to ensure coordination of services

• Research new resources and assist in adding new resources as well as verifying the accuracy of existing resources

• Periodic home visits as necessary to meet client needs

• Provide case consultation to caregivers including ongoing counseling, I&R, and care plan development

• Provide ongoing individual education and support around Alzheimer's Disease or related Dementias including long-term care planning, caregiver skills, and self-care

• Identify and register caregivers to attend education and training workshops

• Responsible for submitting required reports in a timely manner

• Maintain strict confidentiality for both client and personnel files and information

• Ensure that case records are current and that case notes are recorded in a timely manner.

Qualifications

• BSW or related degree with 1-3 years of experience;

• MSW with experience working in a social service organization or transferable experience related to the Latino population

• Fluent in both English and Spanish as this the primary language of many caregiver clients

• Experience with seniors programs

• Self-motivated and able to work individually and within teams

• Caregiver and/or Alzheimer's experience preferred

• Ability to organize, manage and evaluate multiple activities and services

• Ability to communicate effectively with other team members, community agencies, and clients with diverse opinions, values, and cultures

• Dependable and flexible work ethic

• Ability to track and report on data is essential

• Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to mlaster@scsny.org Attn: Mark Laster or mail to 43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104. Indicate "CARE LATINO- Your Name" in the subject line. EOE

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