Region 2 Area Agency on Aging

Social Worker

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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

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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.

Preferred Skills:

Qualifications:  Reasonable accommodations will be provided, if necessary, for individuals with disabilities, who can perform the essential job functions.

  • Bachelors degree in Social Work (Master’s degree preferred), or grandfathered in under the state of Michigan
  • Social Worker license from the state of Michigan.
  • At least one year experience in the field of aging.
  • Able to analyze varied environmental factors in relation to participants’ well being.
  • Working knowledge of health related service delivery systems.
  • Good interview and telephone skills, as well as the ability to deal with older adults in a caring and helpful (assertive and tactful) manner.
  • Good communication and relationship skills.


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