THE NEIGHBORHOOD SELF HELP BY OLDER PERSONS PROJECT, INC.
953 SOUTHERN BOULEVARD Suite 203 BRONX, NEW YORK 10459-3477 (718) 542-0006
Position: Case Worker - CMP Temporary Position
Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Projects (SHOPP) is a non-profit social services agency located in the Bronx serving minority older adults. SHOPP’s mission is based on the philosophy of self-help and mutual assistance. We believe that older people are capable of helping themselves and helping others improve their capacity to deal with the physical, emotional, social, and financial challenges they face as they age.
The purpose of the Neighborhood SHOPP Case Management Program is aimed at maintaining and assisting homebound older adults to live independently in the community and reducing social isolation. Utilizing a strengths-based approach, Case Management objectives include identification of needs and capabilities through a comprehensive intake and assessment process, determination of eligibility of DFTA-funded in-home and social adult day services, home-delivered meals and other supportive services; monitoring, advocacy, linkage to community services and resources, follow-up on referrals and service provision. The Case Worker reports directly to the Program Director. The Case Worker is responsible for the provision of case assistance services to SHOPP’s client’s utilizing a team approach. The position requires a Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work from an accredited school and experience in a social service setting. Knowledge and experience with the older adult population and community-based services are also preferred. Essential competencies, knowledge, and skills include advocacy, brokerage, care coordination, communication, problem-solving, collaborative teamwork and a dedication to empowerment and strength-based social work practice. The ability to work with a diverse population and Bi-lingual skills in Spanish is helpful. Computer literacy is mandatory, and knowledge of DFTA Peer Place/ STARS is also helpful. The Case Worker will provide support to the three teams of case managers. The case worker will be responsible for direct services to clients and will be expected to conduct home visits and produce CM units.
The Case Worker is specifically responsible for the following:
Provide Benefits and Entitlement Assistance and Support to SHOPP CMP clients;
To apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to:
firstname.lastname@example.org ATTN: Tynisha Rodriguez
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