Social Worker

Social Worker

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Core duties and responsibilities include the following and (some) will be specific to modalities assigned to Senior Services. Other duties may be assigned as needed/required.

  • Assists with screenings, assessments, and level of care determinations for new participants.
  • Development of bio-psychosocial evaluations.
  • Utilizes validated screening tools.
  • Maintains an individual caseload, providing participants with individual and/or group therapy.
  • Formulates treatment plans for individual participants and modifies treatment plans on an on-going basis to reflect participants’ behavioral changes.
  • Conducts evidence based practices to the individual needs of the participants (EBPs include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Matrix Model, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
  • Facilitates specialized, therapeutic groups, including trauma informed care, based upon participant and program needs.
  • Provides crisis counseling.
  • Conducts specialized workshops such as Conflict Resolution, Grief and Loss, Depression, Loss of Mobility, etc.
  • Provides education on issues related to mental health and social concerns.
  • Provides advocacy for participants and acts as liaison with community resources.
  • Collaborates with Program Managers, drawing on social work experience and participant needs.
  • Conducts older adult focused EBP’s and works directly with hospitals and clinics.
  • Conducts specialized groups.
  • Conducts and engages community in drug education and social awareness.
  • Provides case assistance to seniors, assessing unmet needs and coordinating with DFTA case management agencies.
  • Assists seniors with obtaining concrete services.
  • Provides individual counseling and supportive services to seniors.
  • Attends trainings and leads evidence based workshops.
  • Conducts health awareness workshops.
  • Engages seniors in recreation and socialization activities; specifically activities that promote mental and social wellness.
  • Conducts telephone support calls and in-home friendly visits with staff.
  • Assists family members in connecting with community resources.
  • Adheres to social work standards and ethical principles, agency policies and procedures, and maintains professional relationships with other disciplines, participants and community supports.
  • Ensures the maintenance of accurate, complete and timely participant records that comply with regulatory requirements and agency internal policy and procedures.
  • Complies with 42 CFR confidentiality and HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
  • May be required to work evenings and weekends.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from a graduate school of social work approved by the New York State Department of Education.
  • The candidate must be licensed by the NYS Dept. of Education as a social worker. The license can be provisional at the outset with the requirement that a permanent license is obtained prior to expiration of provisional license.
  • 1 years’ experience working with applicable populations who have substance abuse/ co-occurring disorders.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check, obtain clearance from the Office of Children and Family Services and be drug free.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary details: $30,000.00 per year

Note: All Elmcor employees are subject to mandatory vaccinations per the New York City Vaccine Mandate regulations. All city employees and covered employees of contracted human services organizations must verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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