Employment Opportunities

Community Social Worker

Summary:
This position reports to the Social Services Manager.
The Community Social Worker acts as a guide and advocate for older adults, family, and caregivers who are dealing with issues of aging.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts intake assessments on potential clients for all ElderServe programs.
  • Completes psychosocial assessments for clients experiencing socio‐economic problems, family dysfunction, loss of assistance or housing, loss of ability to perform activities of daily living, or other issues identified.
  • Works with clients to determine needs and develop goals, objectives, and individualized plans of care.
  • Provides clinical social work services for ElderServe clients including individual and group therapies, utilizing a variety of counseling techniques.
  • Coordinates referrals, services and activities with healthcare providers, community ministries, government agencies, and other service providers.
  • Provides timely social service assistance to older adults, including crime victims, residing in the ElderServe service area in accordance with the guidelines of the agency and program
    funding sources.
  • Identifies indicators of progress and barriers to achieving self‐sufficiency and stability.
  • Responsible for oversight of social work interns and practicum supervision as necessary.
  • Performs home visits as necessary.
  • Participates in community meetings, coalitions, or councils as necessary.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships to ensure multidisciplinary approach to case management.
  • Maintains an understanding of community resources and availability.
  • Provides timely and accurate documentation and reporting on all services and clients, as required.
  • Speaks to groups about available ElderServe and community services and generates ideas to grow the reach of the program.
  • Creates content for program marketing publications.
  • Assists with reports, grant writing, and other documentation as required.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to assist ElderServe in any and all other tasks or duties that may be assigned or required.

Division of Responsibilities
50% of time dedicated to direct services to crime victims, providing information and referral to support services.

Educational/Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Social Work, Psychology, Gerontology or related degree AND two years’ experience in related field.
  • Experience working with older adults and ability to engage, empower and support people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of area resources and ability to refer and assist clients and families to obtain needed services.
  • Ability to be self‐directed and self‐sufficient, yet work cooperatively with members of a team.
  • Ability to handle large caseloads and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to think critically in stressful or crisis situations.
  • Interest in professional development.
  • Demonstrates clinical skills necessary to provide individual, family and group counseling as clinical need is demonstrated.
  • Ability to be self‐directed and self‐sufficient, yet work cooperatively with members of a team.
  • Ability to handle large caseloads and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to think critically in stressful or crisis situations.
  • Interest in professional development.
  • Demonstrates clinical skills necessary to provide individual, family and group counseling as clinical need is demonstrated.

Minimum proficiencies in technology

  • Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Must be familiar with web‐based databases.
  • Must be proficient in using the Internet and Online search engines.

Other position requirements and/or preferences (certifications, reliable transportation,
specialized knowledge, travel/security requirements, etc.)

Required:

  • Reliable transportation and automobile insurance
  • Signed Confidentiality agreement
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Pass drug test
  • Must be able to attend statewide meetings/trainings

Work environment:
Normal hours at ElderServe’s administrative offices are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with 30 minutes for lunch. However, because of the nature of the position, flexibility with the hours is required. The dress code is business casual.

To apply, please complete this Application and email to ElderServe HR here.

Friendly Visitor Coordinator

Summary: This position reports to the Volunteer Services Manager.

Part-time position, 20 hours per week

This position is responsible for coordinating the Friendly Visiting program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees program including recruitment of both participants and volunteers, maintenance of records and assists in the completion of fiscal and grant reports as required
  • Completes intake assessments on participants in conjunction with Care Managers
  • Conducts intake interviews with potential volunteers and provides orientation to the program
  • Matches participants and volunteers based on interests and potential success
    • Regularly monitors relationships to ensure success and address concerns
    • Conducts home visits of participants to ensure volunteer safety and appropriateness for program
  • Conducts background and sex offender checks on both participants and volunteers, with the addition of motor vehicle and drug tests on volunteers
  • Collects monthly timesheets from volunteers
  • Logs and ensures all documentation is completed and current in appropriate databases
  • Generate and collect information for reports, statistics, social accountability and grant writing from ETO and Raisers Edge as well as other sources
  • Maintain electronic participant and volunteer files
  • Communicates with funders as necessary
  • Responsible for promoting and publicizing program to increase awareness and participation and ensuring program has continual growth
  • Works within the constraints of the budget
  • Coordinates resources with existing internal programs
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with community agencies for client and volunteer recruiting
  • Provides ongoing support and appreciation for all volunteers
  • Researches evidence-based practices and generates new ideas to grow and improve program.
  • Comply with the Confidentiality Agreement, maintaining the bond of trust we have with our participants

Educational/Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Gerontology, or related degree
  • Three years’ experience in related field
  • Experience working with older adults

To apply, please complete this Application and email to ElderServe HR here.

Home Care Specialist

This is a Part-Time position, working based on client needs.
Flexible work schedules available.
Number of Openings: 6

Job Skills/Requirements:

HomeCare Specialists provide personal care and/or housekeeping duties that could include bathing, house cleaning, grocery shopping, meal preparation and laundry. High school diploma or GED required as well as one year minimum work experience. CNA license is desirable. Home Care Specialists must provide their own transportation. Mileage reimbursement is provided by ElderServe.

Benefits:

Dental and vision insurance plans, paid vacation and holidays, 401K/403b retirement plans.

Screening Requirements:

Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check

To apply, contact Ronnie Gilbert, HomeCare Operations Manager, at 502.583.8012.   HomeCare Application

Representative Payee Assistant

Summary:

This position reports to the Representative Payee Coordinator.

To evaluate, implement and/or facilitate services that address the needs of clients and/or caregivers with the objective to assist clients to remain independent and community-based to the extent possible.  The case manager will manage the client’s finances under the general direction of the Representative Payee Coordinator.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide informal education to clients or their families in budgeting and self-help skills and knowledge of appropriate resources as appropriate.
  • Provide financial services to clients by monitoring income and expenses, budgeting needs of clients, including payment of bills, in conjunction with agency program outcomes.
  • Maintain confidential client records (hard copies and electronic documentation) in a timely and organized manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Educational/Skill Requirements:

  •  Associates degree.
  • One year demonstrated experience in social services to adults.
  • Qualified life experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to enter client data in computer systems and effectively utilize Microsoft Office.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance coverage.
  • Ability to multi-task in an open office
  • Respect for confidentiality and compliance
  • Maintain a safe and secure work environment

 Minimum proficiencies in technology:

  • Must have basic computer skills and knowledge of social media, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Internet browser

Other position requirements and/or preferences (certifications, reliable transportation, specialized knowledge, travel/security requirements, etc.)

Required:

  • Reliable transportation
  • Signed Confidentiality agreement
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Pass drug test
  • Excellent driving record
  • Early morning, evening and weekend hours may be required occasionally

Preferred:
Must have good communication skills and attention to detail/accuracy
Basic knowledge of Adobe Acrobat (PDF’s) for paperless documentation

Work environment:

Normal hours at ElderServe’s administrative offices are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with 30 minutes for lunch.  This position is part time 20 hours with flexibility. The dress code is business casual.

To apply, please complete this Application and email to ElderServe HR here.