Case Manager - Cadman Tower/St. Martin's Tower NORCS @ Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA) - Brooklyn, NY

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Case Manager - Cadman Tower/St. Martin's Tower NORCS

Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA) - Brooklyn, NY

Careers at JASA Case Manager - Cadman Tower/St. Martin's Tower NORCS

Status:
Union DC 1707/ Non-Exempt/ Part-Time
Reports to:
Associate Director, NORCs
Date Posted:
August 5, 2022
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Brooklyn

DETAILS

Program Description
A Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) is a community or building complex that was not
originally designed for seniors but has a large percentage of residents who are older adults. These
communities were not initially created to help seniors age in place, but have evolved naturally, and
provide a unique way for seniors to live independently.


General Responsibilities
JASA is seeking a part-time Case Manager for a grant-funded position. Under supervision of the
NORC program’s Associate Director, and in accord with the standards of the social work
profession and requirements of the funding source, the Case Manager is responsible for:

  • Assessing the social and emotional needs of older adult clients and their families, utilizing prescribed standardized assessment instruments (i.e. PSA, EISEP-PATH); securing where appropriate the assistance of other social work and/or other professional consultants.
  • Developing and implementing written case plans that provide a full range of social services for the older adult client(s) and their family, including:
    • Individual and family counseling and guidance in the resolution of problems of the client(s) and family.
    • providing appropriate information to clients and collaterals regarding the normal physical, social and psychological development of individuals, challenges to functioning presented by conditions of impairment, disease, social stresses and dysfunction; and
    • coping tools and strategies that preserve individual functioning and autonomy.
  • Providing specific information about the health, welfare, education and recreation services available to serve the older client.
  • Screening clients for benefits eligibility, assisting with entitlements applications, and providing advocacy.
  • Arranging direct services such as transportation, homecare services, meals on wheels, public assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, emergency cash relief, legal aid, protective services, vocational placement, medical and psychiatric examination and therapy, housing, etc.
  • Evaluating clients' capacity to manage their own affairs, protect themselves from abuse and/or exploitation, and making referrals to Adult Protective Services, as appropriate.
  • Referring clients to other community agencies that can meet the client’s needs and fostering cooperative relationships with outside providers.
  • Conduct ongoing reassessment of clients’ need, monitor service efficacy, and make appropriate revision of the case plan
  • Inform supervisors of crisis situations or circumstances where the worker requires further guidance.
  • Conducts group counseling, community education and caregiver support groups.
  • Supervise community aides, interns and volunteers.
  • Represent and interpret the agency at community conferences and meetings.
  • Participate in training and unit meetings.
  • Complete required case records, reports and statistics.
  • Perform such other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an Accredited College or University with B.S.W./or B.A./B.S. degree, or equivalent.
  • Good writing/record keeping skills.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand English.
  • Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software.
  • Ability to travel to clients' homes using mass transit and to negotiate any steps and barriers in clients' residences.
  • Knowledge of Yiddish/Russian/Spanish/Patois may be helpful.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the roles of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, and individual values as they relate to serving clients and families.

JASA Promotes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

JASA is passionate about fostering an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

We commit to promote equity across all lines of difference including race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy), national origin, and disability.

We best support independent, engaged lives of meaning and social connection for aging and vulnerable New Yorkers when we create a work environment that honors and reflects the voices, perspectives, and experiences of all JASA employees and the communities we serve.


SUBJECT TO REVIEW FOR PURPOSES OF ADAAA
JASA is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment

TO APPLY

Email résumé and cover letter to: [email protected] Indicate [current-page:title] in subject line.

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Mail to:

JASA
Human Resources Department
274 West 37th Street - Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10018

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