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TITLE: Outreach Social Worker
DEPARTMENT: City of Salem Council on Aging
POSITION STATUS: Full time, 35 hours non-union position with benefits
SALARY: Up to $45,000, DOQ
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Position reports to Social Service Coordinator, with Council on Aging Director’s oversight; may supervise interns and/or seasonal staff.
This full-time position provides outreach to Salem’s older adults and persons living with disabilities. As a member of the Social Services staff of the Council on Aging, the Outreach Social Worker will assist in all the work of the unit. Primarily, she/he will work to develop, enhance, and maintain community relations between the City and the targeted population.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Fostering relationships with City departments, community groups and agencies, including, but not limited to: Police, Fire, other public safety agencies, churches, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Overseeing or assisting in the development of such programs as Triad, and the Food Commodity Programs. Seek and accept referrals from the Social Service Coordinator and other community agencies. Conduct in-home visits and office appointments to assist elders in defining their needs and facilitate access to services. Refer clients to appropriate agencies. Document identified needs and client status, and maintain up-to-date, confidential client files. Assist with updating resource fact sheets.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, or related field. 3-5 years’ experience working in the field of gerontology (preferred). Strong social/interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Ability to maintain effective relationships with agencies. Successful completion of CORI background check. Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license and own vehicle. Demonstrable and working knowledge of aging network and its specific needs. Ability to speak Spanish required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
More than half the time is spent in typical office setting. Regularly uses computers. Employee must be able to communicate with others. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee could face inclement weather when out in the field visiting clients, following-up on referrals, and occasionally may lift up to 25 pounds.
HOW TO APPLY:
Individuals are encouraged to apply to firstname.lastname@example.org and position will be open until a qualified candidate is chosen.
Human Resources, City of Salem, Lisa B. Cammarata, Director
98 Washington Street, 3rd floor
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
DATED: AUGUST 3, 2023
The City of Salem is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity, familial status, disability, ancestry, age, marital status, public assistance status, sexual orientation, veteran history/military status or genetic information.
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