Providence Health & Services Social Worker MSW - Pace MLK in Seattle, Washington
Providence is calling a Social Worker (Pace MLK, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to the Providence PACE Program in Seattle, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
*This position is offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus to eligible candidates.*
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, provides social work services to participants in a manner which is consistent with the mission and core values of Providence Health System. Spends a majority of time in direct service activities within the Center, interaction with other team members, and ongoing assistance to participants to address psychosocial issues. Based on comprehensive assessments, provides perspective on the social, emotional, cognitive and cultural factors that impact the creation of an individualized integrated plan of care. Accesses community and financial resources for participants and assures continuity of care across the continuum. This is a collegial work environment with opportunities to learn both clinical and case management skills, opportunity to develop relationships with seniors and positively impact their lives. We focus on wellness and whole person care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of skilled PCPs and allied health care professionals.
In this position you will:
Complete comprehensive social work assessment and periodic reassessment of participants, including mental status tools. Shares findings with other disciplines and referral agencies as appropriate
Refers participants and their families/friends to appropriate community agencies
Serves as a liaison and advocate with such organizations to assure participants receive full range of services to which they are entitled
Participates in the interdisciplinary team planning conferences to develop an integrated, individualized plan of care
Brings participant input into the care planning process
Involves participant, family, and other caregivers in developing an individualized plan of activities, long-term goals, and short-term objectives.
Assists each participant, any caregivers, and all center staff in their efforts to maximize participant functioning by bringing an understanding of social/emotional factors related to health problems and each participant’s unique life history and situation.
Coordinates needs during transition periods with participants, family and PEPS staff. Assist in placement of participants in long term care facilities and maintain contact with participants to assure continuity of care.
Interprets fiscal assessment of eligibility and fees, if any, to participant and family/friends as needed. provide technical assistance to participants on managing finances.
In support of the primary physician and nurse practitioner, assists in discussions related to Advanced Directives and assuring that participant’ wishes are respected. Provides compassionate, high quality end-of-life care to participants.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work or equivalent education/experience
Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor or LIACSW or LAASW or LICSW or LASW
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
Valid Washington State driver’s license, and automobile insurance
One (1) year work experience with the geriatric population
Two (2) years social work experience including effective work with geriatric age groups from diverse ethnic cultures
About the ministry you will serve.
Providence ElderPlace, located in Seattle, WA, is a PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), which keeps older adults as healthy as possible in the community. We provide comprehensive health care and social services including: primary and specialty medical care, a day health program, social work services, rehabilitation, housing (if necessary) and much more. The Providence ElderPlace team of health care and social service professionals and our affiliates provide comprehensive integrated care to our participants.
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Social Work
Req ID: 275580