Region 2 Area Agency on Aging

Supports Coordinator, Social Worker to support the Elder Abuse Victims Prevention Program

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 30th July 2018
Thursday, 30th August 2018
Category: Social Services
Shift: 1st
Location: Brooklyn, MI
102 North Main Street, P.O. Box 189
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Duration:
Travel:

Job Description:

This position will work under the direction of the Elder Abuse Victims Specialist Program Manager to offer immediate and on-going safety and support directly to victims of elder abuse or exploitation.

 

THIS POSITION IS FUNDED THROUGH A VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT GRANT.

THE GRANT IS RENWABLE FOR THREE YEARS.

 

The Duties of the Elder Abuse Victims Social Work Supports Coordinator will include but not be limited to:

  • Conduct comprehensive in-home participant assessments.
  • Utilize social work skills to gather and analyze social and environmental data from initial assessments.
  • Work with family members and other volunteer caregivers to maximize available services to the participant.
  • Develop a plan of care identifying needed services, supports, and interventions.
  • Arrange and coordinate delivery of needed services.
  • Monitor participant plans of care to assure delivery of needed services.
  • Provide personal advocacy services including accompaniment to appointments, assistance applying for crime victim compensation and other benefits, transportation.
  • Evaluate and modify plans of care as required.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with nursing home administrators, hospital discharge planners, human services providers, home care agency staff, and other community resources.
  • Assist other care managers with questions resulting from reassessments and other situations in clinically complex cases.
  • Participate in regular staff meeting and training events.
  • Participate in community events to teach, assist and advocate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Maintain regular and punctual attendance
  • Other duties as assigned, by the CEO, consistent with the employee’s skills and Agency needs

 

Preferred Skills:

This is a fast paced position that requires a Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Social Work. Must possess current State of Michigan Social Work License. Minimum one years’ experience in gerontology field. 

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