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Geriatric Social Worker (MSW)

Company: Vivo HealthStaff
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

Geriatric Social Worker (MSW) DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Conduct initial and routine psychosocial assessments for new and existing participants, develop and implement individualized care plans and interventions. Identify risks and other psychosocial problems. Provide individual counseling, partners with caregivers and support system to develop a care plan and deliver services and make appropriate and timely referrals. Adhere to all ethical and legal standards of social work practices. 2. Provide case management to a panel of participants. Identify service needs of each participant, advocate, refer, coordinate and follow up in a timely fashion. Act as the main liaison between participants, caregivers, the team as well as the community. 3. Represent the team and collaborate with other departments to enroll new participants. Assess needs and complete discharge planning when a participant dis-enrolls. Work closely with the Health Plan and other community agencies to ensure a smooth transition. 4. Fulfill all documentation requirements in a timely and accurate manner. 5. Actively participate in team meetings, advocate for the needs of participants and their caregivers, compromise differences among team members, support and carry out team plans. 6. All other reasonably related duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS (knowledge, skills, abilities): 1. A graduate of an accredited college with an MSW degree 2. Minimum one-year post MSW experience required 3. Minimum one-year experience with geriatric or elderly patients 4. Experience with an electronic health record system preferred 5. Ability to work within the framework of a multidisciplinary team 6. Highly organized, able to prioritize tasks and conduct thorough follow up. 7. Client willing to sponsor candidate during LCSW certification process while working. 8. Bilingual ( Vietnamese or Spanish ) ability may be required for specific assignments.

Keywords: Vivo HealthStaff, San Jose , Geriatric Social Worker (MSW), Healthcare , San Jose, California

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