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Social Worker

at Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin

Posted: 3/11/2019
Job Reference #: *1563DC296CC7B682
Keywords: health

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Requisition Number

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Social Worker

High Rise



Part Time or Full Time position available.

Performs individual and group social work functions for VOAMN Highrise Social Service Program as assigned in MPHA highrise buildings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Provide social work services, including advocacy, information and assistance, and case management, to secure services and problem resolution for residents and clients of assigned buildings to assist people to live as independently as possible.
· Together with supervisor, evaluate and adjust services in the buildings as needed to ensure best outcomes for clients and residents.
· Outreach to individuals and groups within assigned buildings to ensure that residents and potential clients are aware of available services.
· Interpret and promote other VOA services and community programs to residents so that they are knowledgeable about resources available to them.
· Provide group services to residents to meet identified needs.
· Maintain case file documentation to ensure that professional standards of documentation are followed, and maintain client medical information, financial records and personal information in a confidential manner.
· Collaborate with other VOA services and community professionals to ensure that a wide network of resources is available for highrise clients.
· Participate in case review sessions on a regular basis to help guide and strengthen social work skills.
· Participate in training opportunities to maintain and improve professional social work skills.
· Assures client privacy is maintained by being knowledgeable and following HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
· Work as many hours as needed to complete the job.
· Attendance.
· Other duties as assigned

· BSW or BA in social work from accredited institution.
· Social work license in Minnesota (LSW)
· Experience in social work with elderly, other diverse populations, those with special needs or social service programs.

Language Skills:
· Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
· Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals by using tact diplomacy and flexibility.
· Strong written and oral communication and networking skills.
· Ability to speak another language (Somali or Oromo) a plus.

Other Skills/Requirements:
· Ability to work independently within a team concept.
· Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals by using tact, diplomacy and flexibility.
· Advocacy, assessment and interviewing skills.
· Knowledge of community resources.
· Ability to keep accurate records and documentation according to professional standards.
· Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
· Ability to establish and maintain trusting relationships
· Ability to handle rejection
· Sensitivity to needs of individuals and families in crisis
· Capacity to view all persons positively, recognize their strengths, and respect their points of view
· Cultural and linguistic competence
· Patience and perseverance in dealing with clients

Program Description
The Senior Social Service Program provides a variety of services to Seniors enabling older adults to maintain independence.

About the Organization
Volunteers of America Minnesota is a nonprofit health and human services organization that annually serves more than 25,000 children, adolescents and their families, older adults, students, persons with disabilities and special needs, and adults completing incarceration. Since 1896, we have helped people gain self-reliance, dignity and hope.