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Respite Care Program Social Worker - The Salvation Army Central Territory milwaukee, wisconsin

Respite Care Program Social Worker - The Salvation Army Central Territory milwaukee, wisconsin

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Job Objective: In consultation with the Respite Care Program RN Staff, screen referrals, admit and discharge clients who are homeless with acute medical conditions to the 20 bed Respite Care Program at The Salvation Army Emergency Lodge Homeless shelter; provide case management services to eligible clients in which an individuals needs are identified and the medical, psychosocial and habilitative services designed to meet those needs are located, coordinated and monitored in collaboration with other professional staff.Essential Functions: This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate clientA?s medical or physical condition and assess needs.Conduct screening and intake assessments for referred clients to determine the needs of the individual and the ability of the program to meet those needs. Includes visitations to area hospitals.Collaborate with medical professionals and utilize medical social work experience to plan and coordinate client care.Facilitate strong working relationships with area hospitals and other referring entities in the community.Identifies medical, psychosocial, economic and physical needs of clients; assesses and reassesses clients support systems, available community resources and other factors to plan, develop, and implement an appropriate service plan.Develops and implements a case plan that presents intervention strategies to meet client needs including assistance in recovery from physical illness and provide services or access to services such as benefit advocacy, financial assistance, legal aid, shelter, housing placement, employment services or education.Monitor, evaluate and record client progress according to measurable goals described in case plan.Refers clients to appropriate community resources; advocates on their behalf.Advocate for clients to resolve their medical crisis.Prepares complete and accurate case notes; writes correspondence, reports and other written materials; may prepare statistical reports and summaries; inputs data into Service Point.Reviews all assigned cases on a scheduled basis to determine continuing need for services, and present in regular case reviews.Assists clients with logistics of transportation related to all medical care and appointments.Accompany and transport clients to various medical appointments.Attends and actively participates in meetings with other community family shelter providers on behalf of The Salvation Army Social Services.Minimum Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. Education: BachelorA?s in Social Work Certifications: Wisconsin State Social Work license; valid Wisconsin DriverA?s license with clearance to drive from The Salvation ArmyA?s insurance carrier preferred. Experience: Two years case work experience in a social service agency; medical social work experience preferred. Skills:Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.Knowledge of:Principles and practices of social work and case management techniques relevant to the services offered. Federal regulations and state laws applicable to the programs. Professional boundaries and ethics for licensed social workers.Advanced interviewing skills. Advanced psychosocial assessment skills. Public and private social services providers within the community and community resources and programs available to clients with identified needs. Collaborative case planning. De:escalation and crisis intervention techniques. Computer applications related to the work including strong skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet and e:mail.


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