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Posted: 03/07/2021

SENIOR LIVING RESIDENCES
Ayer, Massachusetts, United States · Nashoba Park
Licensed Social Worker
DESCRIPTION:
The Social Worker provides comprehensive social services to meet the emotional and social needs of residents at the time of move-in, during their residence, and if necessary, when they leave the community. The Social Worker acts as a referral source directing participants and their families to community social service providers, and serves as a liaison with family members, community agencies, physicians and care providers. The Social Worker administers state Medicaid programs and must be familiar with other programs for seniors, such as Medicare and the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit. This is a full time, 30 hour position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Organize the social service program to provide support, information and referrals for residents and families to improve quality of life/care for individual residents
  • Participate in the screening and assessment of potential residents, and the development of the resident’s Service Plan, as requested by the ED
  • Welcome and provide transitional support to new residents and families; Introduce the availability of social services; Identify unmet needs 
  • Assist the ED and Director of Business Administration (DBA) in determining residents’ eligibility for Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit or other assistance
  • Advise residents/families on the necessary steps and requirements of government agencies providing public assistance to access programs, and help complete necessary forms, as appropriate
  • Responsible for all required Medicaid documentation on each Medicaid resident, including the social service history and documentation of monthly resident visits; assist with additional documentation as requested by the ED or DBA
  • Work closely with other associates to ensure a team approach to help residents adjust to their new living situation, orienting residents to the community, introducing them to other residents and associates, promoting socialization in the dining room and with resident groups, and responding to any questions they may have
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate of an accredited college with a degree in Social Service
  • Valid license as a LSW, LCSW, LICSW or LSWA
  • Experience working with elderly clients
  • Must understand and follow the rules and regulations governing Assisted Living communities and various financial programs such as state Medicaid programs

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