Part-Time Social Worker

Easterseals Serving DC MD VA - Silver Spring, MD 20910
Easterseals Serving DC MD VA - Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Easterseals Serving DC MD VA - Silver Spring, MD 20910
Job Description
Position Summary: To coordinate, supervise, and provide for the social service needs of participants and their family members or caregivers.

The social worker reports to the Center Director.
Salary: $24.00 per hour
Hours: 24 hours per week

Essential Functions:

- Assisting in the screening and interviewing of referrals to determine the general appropriateness of the participant for enrollment.
- Evaluate the social service needs of participants and caregivers.
- Assess and re-evaluate participants quarterly (ADCAPS) and as needed.
- Coordination of care plan meetings. Include all inter-disciplinary team members. Document discussion during meeting and chart to files.
- Assist in performing intakes and determine the appropriateness of referral for admission as needed.
- Document changes in participant progress notes.
- Serve as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in preparing and evaluating participant plans of care.
- Provide input into daily and monthly activity sessions, care plan reviews, and the general program.
- Serve as liaison between center staff, participants, families, and/or caregivers.
- Maintain ongoing contact with referral sources within the community
- Maintain regular contact with caregivers concerning the participant and the care they receive at home and at the center; visit homes of participants as necessary.
- Recommend and assist participants and their caregivers in acquiring the services they need.
- Provide guidance to the multi-disciplinary team regarding discharge planning and referral services including discharge procedures, referral, and follow-up, discharge summary with post
Discharge goals, a recommendation for continuing care, and referral to appropriate community service agencies to support a participant's return to more independent living.

Qualifications:
Education/Experience:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work.
- Current State of Maryland Social Worker License.
- At least one year of experience in a professional capacity providing services to adults in a health care setting.
- Demonstrated ability to interact positively with participants, caregivers, and other employees.
- Understanding the physical, mental, psychological, and social needs of the elderly and adults with disabilities.
- Ability to develop and maintain community relations.

Language Ability:
- Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.
- Ability to interact effectively and professionally with participants, families, and community referral sources.

Reasoning Ability:
- Must be able to follow instructions quickly and easily and seek out direction promptly.
- Must be able to handle multiple tasks.
- Must be able to work with minimal supervision after instruction is provided.
- Must be aware of potential hazards or problems within the environment and seek out supervision promptly.
- Must be aware of the confidentiality of client information.
- Must take initiative and problem-solve.

Computer Skills:
- Must be comfortable with using the computer
- Use of e-mail programs essential

Certificates and Licenses:
- State of Maryland Social Work license
- CPR and First Aid

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