Bilingual Social Worker

Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Post Date: 03/26/2018 Job ID: 500,000 Profession: Social Worker

A large healthcare organization that works with the geriatric population is looking for a social worker that provides social services to older adults receiving health care in an affiliated health care system. In collaboration with the nurse practitioner, the primary care physician and the interdisciplinary team, the social worker evaluates an older adult s presenting biopsychosocial status and works to implement a plan of coordinated care that supports the individual s goals, strengths and preferences

Duties and Responsibilities

In-home comprehensive geriatric assessment by the support team

Individualized care plan development by the support team and interdisciplinary team

Activation of protocols and team suggestions for care related to geriatric conditions

Support team meeting with the PCP to review, modify and prioritize the care plan

Screenings that provide initial and ongoing assessment of an individual s psychosocial needs

Treatment planning while working with the team, to develop and implement a comprehensive treatment plan of care for the older adult

Care plan development with the nurse practitioner and team to develop a care plan to the patient, caregiver, and the primary care provider

Education and health promotion will be provided by the social worker to education about community resources, entitlement programs, and health care benefits

Advocacy will be performed for the older adults to ensure that they have access to all needed care and resources within the community

Supportive counseling will be provided to the individual and his/her family/caregivers with supportive counseling as needed.

Crisis intervention will be assessed and intervene in any medical or psychiatric crises presented by the individual and participate in developing crisis management and safety plans

Non-patient care responsibilities by entering all patient/family contacts in the electronic record using appropriate formats and templates

Qualifications:

Bachelors or Masters of Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work

Current state licensure

1-2 years experience with geriatric population preferred

Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

Current driver s license

  • Bilingual in Spanish

Salary: $23-$28 per hour


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