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Social Worker MSW

Company: Pace of Southwest Michigan
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Description: PACE of Southwest Michigan is seeking an experienced Social Worker (MSW) to join our team! Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 4:30 pmJob SummaryThe Social Worker is responsible for the direct social work case management services to PACE participants. Works under the direction of the Center Manager or designee but is independent in the application of advanced social work knowledge and skills. Key Responsibilities Participates in the Interdisciplinary Team's (IDT) initial assessments, care planning and periodic re-assessments (minimally, every 6 months) of participant's case Communicates participant changes to the IDT Maintains current written participant records, including all assessments and reassessments Generates behavior modification plans Refers participants and families to appropriate community agencies or facilities, acts as liaison with such organizations and as advocate for participants Participates in program and policy development as directed Coordinates admissions to and discharges from facilities deemed appropriate by IDT Facilitates disenrollment from PACE of Southwest Michigan Facilitates Medicaid application and redetermination process with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and ensures completion Documents participant changes appropriately in the medical record Active participation in QIP processes Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team as needed Serves on internal and external committees as appropriate Completes home visits when directed Abides by all established PACE of Southwest Michigan policies All other duties as assigned PM20 Requirements: Specifications Education: Master's degree from an accredited School of Social Work Experience: 2 years' experience in a health-related area preferredNumber/Type of Employees Supervised: NoneLicensure, Registry, or Certification Required: Licensed MSW in the State of Michigan, valid Driver's License with a vehicle and safe driving recordSpecial Training: Only acts within scope of practice. Meet a standardized set of orientation and/or individual competencies for the specific position description established by PACE of Southwest Michigan, and approved by CMS before working independently. Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.Specific Requirements and Considerations: May be subject to exposure and handling of infectious waste, diseases, conditions or hazardous chemicals, etc., including potential exposure to TB, AIDS, and/or Hepatitis B. Ages of Patients Rendered Care: Adult, Geriatric Skills and Knowledge High level of autonomy is required for clinical decisions while reporting to Social Work Supervisor. Excellent attention to details. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work a flexible work schedule. Knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of frail older adults. Able to work within the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) setting. Able to utilize basic computer skills in the workplace. Able to utilize organization's electronic medical record system.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to travel in all kinds of weather.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently move up to 50 pounds and perform physical demands expected while providing medical care for an elderly population. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to focus.Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.

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Keywords: Pace of Southwest Michigan, South Bend , Social Worker MSW, Healthcare , Saint Joseph, Indiana

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