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Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia is a team of experienced social workers, care managers, prevention specialists, chaplains and other professionals committed to enhancing the lives of the families, children and individuals we support every day.  We seek to employ passionate and dedicated individuals who share our goals and desire to be part of an organization with a tradition of service excellence guided by Jewish values in our diverse community.

We offer a complete benefit package and the opportunity to learn and grow in an ever-changing service landscape.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice.

The following positions are open for employment at this time. Please send resume and cover letter to Kevin Rossi, Director of Human Resources at KRossi@jfcsphilly.org.

SOCIAL WORKER - Older Adult Services

JFCS' Older Adult Services Team has an opening for a Social Worker.  The ideal candidate has a passion for and commitment to the well-being of older adults, and will provide supportive and comprehensive assistance to elders and their caregivers.  Also essential: the capacity to manage diverse workload demands, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  

PURPOSE

The social worker in this position will provide in-home care management and psychosocial support to older adults, which will enable elders to live safely and independently in their own homes, and also ease the transition to a more structured living environment if one is needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides in-home care management including:

o    In-home psychosocial assessment with older adults, involving caregiver as appropriate

o    Working collaboratively with the client and caregiver to develop a realistic care plan, which links the client to benefits and services that will maximize client independence

o    Assisting client and caregiver with implementation of the care plan, providing instrumental help and supportive counseling to promote independence

o    Monitoring client situations, via phone calls and home visits, for as long as needed, adjusting the care plan as needs change

o    Documenting all activity in JFCS database in a timely manner on a daily/weekly basis so the agency has an accurate record of service provision

o    Ensuring that all appointments are documented in online calendar

o    Identifying unmet needs of older adults, and accessing in-house and external resources

Participates in departmental meetings and trainings

Provides support for one of the apartment buildings that contracts with JFCS, and coverage for others as appropriate

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Social Services
  • One to five years of previous community social work experience preferred
  • Knowledge of older adult population strongly preferred
  • Technological aptitude strongly preferred
  • Interest in program evaluation strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of relevant Philadelphia resources and supports preferred
  • PA licensure (LSW or LCSW) in-hand, or within the first six months of employment
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community,its customs, and traditions preferred
  • Strong organizational skills

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with other professionals and community agencies
  • Ability to learn new technology with ease
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A positive and professional demeanor
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and good common sense in all situations
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing demands
  • Ability to take on specialized tasks and manage them within the framework of his/her workload

OTHER

  • Availability of car, current driver’s license and auto insurance; willingness to drive throughout the Greater Philadelphia, five-county region
  • Safe driving record
  • Occasional evening/weekend hours as necessary

 

HOARDING SUPPORT PROGRAM MANAGER

JFCS of Greater Philadelphia recently embarked on an elder hoarding initiative, with the overarching goal of supporting elders in their efforts to age at home safely, with dignity, as vital members of their communities of choice.  Under the direction of agency leadership, the Hoarding Support Program Manager will spearhead the development and implementation of this program, which is specifically designed to provide assistance to elders (60+) in the Jewish community.  This newly developing program aims to integrate all of the key components necessary to ensure a safer, more hygienic living environment, while decreasing the isolation that often results when an elder's home is inundated with clutter.  The agency's multi-pronged approach includes the provision of concrete services, mental health support, and program facilitation by a dedicated manager, who will also develop new, and build upon existing, community collaborations.

 *Please note that this three-day/week position is funded through August 2016, with the possibility of additional funding dependent on program outcomes.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Access existing community-based services for older adults with hoarding issues; strengthen resource networks

·         Provide individualized and customized service to address the needs of older adults with hoarding challenges

·         Develop manageable interventions that ensure that the individual with hoarding challenges can remain independent and safe at home

·         In collaboration with an agency social worker, carry a small caseload of elders in need of both short-term and ongoing support

·         Provide mental health support to help address underlying issues that lead to hoarding problems, in efforts to improve outcomes and reduce recidivism

·         Provide training and support to direct service staff, and community groups as appropriate, so they are better prepared to provide help and guidance to their clients

·         Track and report on program expenditures

·         Under the direction of department leadership, implement appropriate evaluation measures

·         When appropriate, represent the agency on relevant committees and task forces

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

·         Must be Master’s-prepared

·         LSW preferred, LCSW very desirable; clinical and care management experience in other areas may be acceptable

·         Five (5) + years post-graduate experience in a clinical setting is preferred

·         Demonstrated project management experience is a must

·         Prior “hands on” experience with the proven ability to make impactful change in people’s lives

·         Previous community social work experience, preferably with older adults

·         Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of community resources and benefits relevant to older adults and their caregivers preferred

·         Knowledge of the Jewish community, its customs, and traditions preferred

·         Strong organizational skills

·         Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team

·         Technological aptitude; openness to new forms of technology

COMPETENCIES

·         Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences

·         Ability to establish good working relationships with other professionals and community agencies

·         Ability to learn new technology with ease

·         Ability to maintain confidentiality

·         A positive and professional demeanor

·         Ability to exercise independent judgment and good common sense in all situations

·         Ability to multi-task and manage competing demands

·         Ability to take on specialized tasks and manage them within the framework of his/her workload

OTHER

·         Availability of car, current driver’s license and auto insurance; willingness to drive throughout the Greater Philadelphia, five-county region

·         Safe driving record

·         Occasional evening/weekend hours as necessary