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MSW

LifePath -- Supportive Services for Older Adults
Albany, NY
$55,000 - $60,000 a year - Full-time

Location

Albany, NY

Benefits
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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

The MSW is responsible for developing positive working relationships with members of the Albany Housing Authority (AHA) staff and ensuring all aspects of the ROSS Grant (a public housing resident program funded through HUD) are executed in a timely and professional manner.

Duties include:

· Develop and maintain a comprehensive network of education, training, mental health, substance abuse and other supportive services for seniors. Create and maintain a directory of available service resources. Act as a liaison between participants and providers.

· Develop and implement new programs and services for residents and meet objectives as specified in the ROSS Service Coordinator Grant or as requested by LifePath.

· Identify needs, define clear and measurable goals to address those needs and connect with resources. Document participant progress and re-evaluate services for adequacy.

· Assist participants in completing all necessary application and enrollment forms.

· Have regular contact with clients including in person, by phone and in writing.

· Complete paperwork, monthly reports and case notes accurately and on a timely basis.

· Coordinate referrals to and/or provide on-site supportive services for ROSS participants including but not limited to mental health, GED programs, financial education, technology training, and substance abuse with appropriate community agencies.

· Arrange for education sessions on such topics as tenant rights and responsibilities; elderly abuse; aging-in-place and maintaining independent living.

· Evaluate needs and gaps in services and work to identify solutions.

· Assist in formation of and coordinate monthly meetings of a Resident's Council meeting.

· Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

· Good facilitator and problem solver willing and able to engage the community.

· Experience with computers and online programs for communication and record-keeping.

· Bachelor’s degree in social work

· Patience and the ability to engage with Seniors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Social Work
  • Experience working with older adults
  • Multilingual
  • Experience working with/managing volunteers

We offer a supportive and collaborative work environment and a competitive benefit package. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.

Please note: This position is contingent upon the availability of grant funding, and its continuation is subject to the ongoing availability of financial support.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Albany, NY: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person