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Licensed Social Worker

Company: Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

'My work has special meaning: this is not 'just a job.'' 'I just love working there and that's a good place to work' 'It feels good every day to know that what you do at your job, will help and make a differece in somebody's life. Especially elderly people that feel lonely, sick and abandoned by friends and family. We are there for them. I love to work at Lutheran and I love my Participants. Because of the pandemic we can't see each other everyday-but I call them; and I can feel their happiness when they hear my voice. They know I care.We all do at Lutheran Senior Life At Jersey City.' Those are real statements from real employees at Lutheran Senior LIFE. We hope you feel the same way once you experience what it is like to work here..... *Caring* *Teamwork* *Kindness* *Open Communication* *Positive Attitude* This is how our team members describe the culture at Lutheran Senior LIFE! Apply today to find out more! We have a new opportunity for a full-time Social Worker! The Social Worker performs in person initial assessments for enrollment of potential Lutheran Senior Healthcare participants to obtain a complete psycho-social history, which may include descriptions of cognitive status, social supports, family dynamics, mental health and substance dependency, and other current issues and needs. Coordinates with the interdisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive care plan for each participant. Basic Qualifications: Education/Training/Certifications: Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) Current driver's license and proof of auto insurance Licensed with the New Jersey Board of Social Work Skill(s): Experience with frail/chronically ill elderly people MUST be English/Spanish bilingual Ability to provide psychosocial assessment and individual, family and group counseling Ability to maintain accurate records and to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. Good public speaking skills with all size groups Verbal and listening skills; ability to speak in front of large audiences Effective verbal and written communication skills Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team setting. Experience: 2 years experience working on an interdisciplinary team in a hospital, nursing home or community-based setting is preferable. Minimum one year working with the frail or elderly. Medical Clearance: Employees must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact. We care about our team members and the people we serve, so we made the decision to require all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only candidates that are vaccinated or willing to be vaccinated should apply. LSMNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ, Jersey City , Licensed Social Worker, Healthcare , Jersey City, New Jersey

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