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Protective Services Caseworker

Company: AgeSpan
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

AgeSpanFormerly Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley/North ShoreAt AgeSpan, you'll find a work environment that combines:A refreshing culture that is supportive, collaborative, and encouraging of diverse perspectives and backgrounds.A focus on innovation with a team recognized for developing and implementing innovative programs and novel solutions.Encouragement of your development through opportunities to get involved, use your voice, and gain new knowledge and skills.A satisfying balance between your work and personal life, including a flexible workplace, generous paid time off, and wellness programs.Depending on your role and your hours, we offer Flexible schedule and hybrid work opportunities Competitive salaries Healthcare (medical, dental) 403b Retirement Plan with agency match 20 Vacation Days, 12 Sick Days, and 12 Paid Holidays Social Work Licensing Program License Renewal Paid by agency for RN's and Social Workers And MORE!Position Responsibilities: The Protective Services Caseworker will assess and investigate Protective Services cases. The Caseworker is responsible for investigating Protective Services reports, assessing the level of client risk, providing crisis intervention services, advocacy, and monitoring of the case to resolve crisis issues. The position will cover the Merrimack Valley and North Shore catchment area. Essential Functions: (Core duties or tasks that are fundamental and not marginal to the performance of the job)Investigate Protective Services reports as assigned by the Protective Services Supervisor. Conduct field visits to assess an older adult's physical, social, emotional and environmental status to determine their eligibility and needs in their homes in accordance with Executive Office of Elder Affairs regulations.Provision of crisis intervention, advocacy and casework services.Completion of appropriate paperwork and maintenance of client files, including computer database, as defined by the Protective Services Supervisor and as regulated by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.Development and maintenance of ongoing service plans to assist in the resolution of Protective Services cases.Accessing appropriate mental health, medical resources and legal assistance when cases require this attention.Liaison and clinical consultation with case management staff when appropriate.Assist with community education efforts as assigned by Protective Services Supervisor.Utilization of court system when necessary as indicated under the MGL Chapter 19A 651 CMR law and other mandates.Case coverage and liaison efforts with other staff members of the Protective Services team.Work collaboratively within the team when difficult scenarios and issues arise within a teammates caseload. Coverage responsibilities for the Protective Services team including participation in the after hours beeper system.Other duties as assigned by the Protective Services Supervisor.Qualifications: A Masters or higher degree from an accredited school in social work, psychology, counseling, human development, nursing, sociology, criminal justice, public health, public policy, or gerontology, plus at least one year of experience in counseling, casework, case management, preferably in a Protective Services or crisis intervention role preferred; A Bachelors' degree from an accredited school in social work, psychology, counseling, human development, nursing, sociology, criminal justice, public health, public policy, or gerontology, plus at least two years of experience in counseling, casework or case management providing protective or crisis intervention services may be substituted for Masters; LSW eligibility within 2.5 years of hire required; exceptional negotiation/ problem solving, written/verbal communication skills essential; experience with computers, necessary. Hours: 37.5hrs/weekAA/EOEAgeSpan is strongly committed to fostering a professional environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. It is important that our employees reflect the diverse communities we serve. We maintain a work atmosphere that allows people of varied backgrounds to grow professionally and contribute to our mission by promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and work-life balance.

Keywords: AgeSpan, Lawrence , Protective Services Caseworker, Other , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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