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Social Worker

Company: Sound Generations
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

WHO is Sound Generations?We are a comprehensive non-profit organization that serves older adults and people with disabilities in King County. Our mission is to support people on their aging journey through community connections and accessible services.We are currently seeking a Social Worker to join our Geriatric Regional Assessment Team (GRAT) team in Seattle, WA. Our team of experienced clinicians provides outreach to older adults 55 and over who are at risk and have been referred by those in the community concerned for their safety and well-being. GRAT serves older adults in King County who are escalating toward crisis, with behavioral health, or substance use issues, or memory loss. The Team offers outreach, comprehensive assessment, and short-term intervention with the goal of stabilizing clients in their homes, supporting independence, and preventing hospitalizationPay Rate: $68,100/YearWork Schedule: Monday Through Friday, 40 hours per weekResponsibilities:

  • Initiate home visits with client.
  • Engage client to identify needs through in-depth assessment utilizing evidence-based tools, considering cognitive, behavioral, social, and functional aspects.
  • Investigate complex psycho-social situations with collateral contacts, environmental observations, and when possible, review of prior attempts to engage client.
  • Develop and implement strengths-based care plan with client.
  • Mobilize clients' families and support circles to respond to client needs.
  • Facilitate referrals to community programs, advocating for needed services and follow up.
  • Seek and integrate cultural guidance from diverse community members/agencies about how to best serve individual clients.
  • Enact crisis intervention strategies and refer to health care providers, APS, DCR's, and/or law enforcement. Report suspicions of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or fraud as a Mandatory Reporter to appropriate state or local authority and notify supervisor. Comply with other related laws, organization policies, and program procedures.
  • Advance care plans, track progress, and close contact when interventions are substantively accomplished.
  • Participate in team meetings to review assessments and interventions in case conference, to further strategize, collaborate, and confer with multidisciplinary team.
  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate within the policies and procedures of Sound Generations and applicable governing agencies.
  • Assist Supervisor with program planning, operations development, and community outreach.
  • Provide observations related to programmatic development to Supervisor.Requirements:
    • Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field.
    • WA State Department of Health clinical social work licensure (LICSW) or mental health counseling licensure (LMHC). Will consider those working toward licensure.
    • Experience performing psychosocial, psychiatric, and substance use assessments, and developing interventions relevant to risk, with older adult population.
    • Minimum three (3) years of professional experience working with older adults and/or individuals with cognitive or behavior issues, or comparable human services experience.
    • Geriatric Mental Health Certification or the ability to obtain certification within 18 months of hire "with CEU assistance through Sound Generations".
      Sound Generations is an equal opportunity employer, and we value our diverse workforce. We welcome everyone who is interested in serving our local communities. Please contact our HR Team at hr@soundgenerations.org for help with accommodations or if you have any questions. HOW do I Apply?Please visit: https://soundgenerations.org/careers



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Keywords: Sound Generations, Seattle , Social Worker, Other , Seattle, Washington

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