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Program of Distinction

UJA-New York

Assessment Social Worker

Job Description

Department: Community Services

Reports To: Social Work Supervisor

Status: Full time, non-exempt

If you would like to be part of this vital community agency, send a cover letter, resume and your salary requirements via email to Judy Logan at

Position Description Summary: DOROT’s Social Workers provide case assistance and support to a broad spectrum of active as well as isolated and homebound seniors. This includes assessing seniors for all of DOROT’s Programs. The Assessment/Social Worker will assume the very important primary responsibility of conducting comprehensive, psychosocial in-home assessments of new clients and follow-up assessments with ongoing clients. Follow up assessments are imperative to confirm a client’s ongoing appropriateness for program attendance or need for additional services. Social Workers also participate in and support DOROT’s intergenerational volunteer programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-home assessments (both first time and reassessment) a minimum of three full days a week; working independently in the community. This includes:
    • Providing short-term case assistance, information, referral, and advocacy to these seniors and their caregivers following the assessment or as needs arise
    • Collaborating with the social work team and other staff to integrate these seniors into DOROT programs
  • Play a role in the analysis of program/project impact, helping to identify gaps and develop recommendations for program improvement
  • Collect, track, and maintain case assessment and related client interactions using DOROTs’ online database as it involves routine home assessment data entry and the review of monthly statistics for internal needs and reports to funders
  • Provide support to and participate in DOROT’s community-wide intergenerational volunteer programs and on-site events, schedule permitting
  • Staff the Information and Referral (I&R) telephone line, as needed
  • Special projects as assigned by Director

Required Qualifications:

  • LMSW required
  • A minimum of 1- 3 years of professional social work experience working with an elderly population
  • Demonstrated strong clinical assessment skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a clinical team
  • Knowledge of aging and community resources
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 2010
  • Experience working with volunteers a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus

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