1 year of experience required
Blue Ridge PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a community based program which provides patients with all necessary health services while they stay in their homes. PACE covers many different types of services including a day center, personal care in the home, Lifeline emergency response system, transportation to appointments, delivery of medical supplies, therapy, as well as inpatient services.
We have an exciting opportunity for Social Worker. Works under the supervision of the Social Work Manager in accordance with the plan of care to provide quality therapeutic services for patients and their families. Assesses participants' psychosocial needs and interests and works with the interdisciplinary team to develop a care plan and coordinate appropriate services and care. Assists participants and families to adjust to changes in functioning and access appropriate resources in the community and facilitates communication between participants/families and the interdisciplinary team. Provides education and assistance with developing advance directives. Assists with crisis intervention for participants and caregivers. Facilitates caregiver support groups.
Education: Must have a minimum of a Masters degree in Social Work. Program must be accredited by the Counsel of Social Work Education.
Experience Requirements: Two years previous social work experience in a healthcare setting preferred. Must have at least one year previous experience working with the frail or elderly.
Licensure Requirements: CPR Certification and First Aid training required and must be maintained current throughout employment. Current, valid drivers license and acceptable driving record required upon hire and to be maintained during employment. Must also have reliable transportation to make visits to patient homes each day
Hours: To work primarily 8:00a.m -5:00 p.m. with additional hours as needed to meet the needs of the participants and facility.
We offer a competitive salary, compensation package and benefits to include: tuition assistance, Health, Dental, Retirement, Life Insurance and much more!!!
A Program of the Commonwealth of VA