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Social Worker

Company: ADAPT Community Network
Location: Bronx
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Why Join ADAPT?It's more than a job; it's a calling. It's where passion meets purpose. ADAPT Community Network, formerly United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of NYC provides a multitude of services to people with developmental disabilities. At ADAPT, we are 3,000 strong, and it takes every one of us to empower the lives of the people we support. With caring and great resources at hand, we know what it takes to help people live fuller, happier, healthier lives. Our employees show their commitment to the people we support every day, and we all deliver on our promise to provide innovative and comprehensive services to individuals with developmental disabilities.SUMMARYProvides assistance in understanding illness and disabilities. Helps resolve personal, financial and environment difficulties. Works in accordance with ADAPT Community Network (ADAPT) policies, the rules and requirements of applicable regulatory agencies and the standards of the profession. Enables and empowers families to negotiate educational and clinical systems and to advocate appropriately. Develops collaborative relationships with other disciplines.Pay Range: $30.22-$40.11/hourESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe duties and responsibilities of the Social Worker - Children's Services will include, but are not limited to the following:Participates in Initial Evaluation and Intake processes.Develops initial and annual social service summary on each student on his/her caseload including appropriate recommendations.Assists families in obtaining services such as housing and residential placement, food stamps, Medicaid, Assistive Technology services; respite services; family reimbursement services; camp, vacation referrals, etc. Integrates therapeutic intervention techniques into school programs or home of students served through consultation with parent/guardian and staff at meetings, case conferences or through other informal contacts. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and annual reviews for purposes of planning, implementation and monitoring of IFSP/IEP's.Facilitates communication with family and/or caregivers concerning issues such as attendance, transportation, medical status and clearance, etc.Documents status of all active cases.Assists with other duties such as arrival and dismissal, feeding, bathrooming and classroom management as needed.Keeps abreast of changes in Social Work field.Assures confidentiality of information about student and families receiving services.Communicates with staff about goals, rights of persons receiving services, confidentiality, family interaction, etcParticipates in activities pertaining to student transitioning.Participates in in-service training programs as required.Provides supervision and training for Social Work Assistants and less experienced Social Workers.Makes regular home visits to families on case load.Attends professional meetings and conferences.Performs other related duties as requested.Ability to analyze problems and determine corrective actionsEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEMaster's Degree in Social Work from an accredited programOne year of prior experience as a Social Worker preferred.LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONNew York State Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)NOTE: Individuals with New York State Certification in Social Work (CSW) have certification that was automatically converted to the New York State Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).ADAPT Community Network is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and status are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Keywords: ADAPT Community Network, New Rochelle , Social Worker, Healthcare , Bronx, New York

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