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Eisner Prize Winner

Program of Distinction

UJA-New York

Social Worker

Job Description

Department: DOROT Westchester

Reports To: Director, DOROT Westchester

Status: Full-time

Position Description Summary: DOROT Westchester is looking for a Social Worker to help grow the existing programs by increasing the number of older adults served. There is one-on-one with older adult clients and volunteers. This includes conducting in-home assessments, providing case assistance and information and referral. Volunteer recruitment includes outreach, interviewing and following up with volunteers on a regular basis.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform in-home assessments and annual reassessments of clients
  • Provide case assistance to older adults, caregivers, volunteers, and others
  • Provide information, referral and advocacy to DOROT’s clients
  • Recruit, screen, interview and orient volunteers for DOROT’s programs and services
  • Maintain a full caseload of Senior and Volunteer relationships
  • Collect, track and maintain information related to client interactions and volunteer feedback using DOROT’s Salesforce Client Information Management System and Westchester County’s system; this involves routine data entry and review of monthly statistics
  • Develop, plan and implement intergenerational and community wide programs
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate school interns, volunteers, and students as needed
  • Conduct outreach to recruit volunteers and older persons
  • Represent DOROT at community outreach meetings and conferences, and network with local agencies/organizations, initiate meetings to increase the visibility of DOROT
  • Increase awareness of DOROT Westchester in the Jewish and general community
  • Community organizing to build the DOROT Westchester program
  • Attend meetings at DOROT’s main office as needed
  • Work on special projects and duties as assigned by Director

Required Qualifications:

  • Current LMSW required; SIFI certified preferred
  • A minimum of a year of professional social work experience with older adults
  • Knowledge of general and Jewish community resources in Westchester County
  • Strong interpersonal, community organizing and clinical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong group facilitation and presentation skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience with volunteer management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 2010, advanced knowledge of EXCEL
  • Must have a valid New York State driver’s license and the use of a car

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