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Social Worker in Milwaukee, WI at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 1/25/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary

Provides psychosocial assessments, crisis and short term counseling, community resource education and referral, and transitional planning for residents and their families. Serves as a resource on psychosocial issues and community services to residents and their families. The Social Worker will be located at Alexian Village of Milwaukee.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participates in initial admission screenings, identifying needs, and meeting with family members
  • Assesses psychosocial needs of residents
  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team with care plan development
  • Arranges community resources to meet residents’ needs
  • Acts as a liaison and resident advocate by addressing any issues and concerns that may arise among residents, families, staff and outside resources i.e. Department of Aging, Social Security Administration, Medicaid, Ombudsman, etc
  • Facilitates individual and family meetings as needed or prescribed in the plan of care
  • Maintains appropriate documentation in the clinical and business records per community policy
  • Provides crisis and short term counseling in complex cases requiring a high degree of clinical judgment
  • Educates residents/families of resources for care and assists with decision making
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members and representing residents’ psychosocial needs
  • Documents assessment, plan, and interventions in medical charts as appropriate to setting
  • Delivers the ideal resident experience through a person respected care approach
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education, Experience, and Credentials

  • Bachelors in Social Work (LBSW) or Gerontology required
  • Masters in Social Work (LMSW) or Gerontology preferred
  • LBSW or above by Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) of state where employed preferred - required at PACE sites

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results
  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership
  • Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time
  • Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed be self-motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.