Hartley House and Hudson Guild partner in providing the HOPE program to the Clinton and Chelsea neighborhoods.
Hudson Guild’s mission is to create and sustain a strong, effective community that acknowledges and responds to the potential, achievements and interdependence of its diverse members. Rooted in and primarily focused on the Chelsea neighborhood, we seek to empower all individuals and families to achieve their highest potential, while maintaining a priority focus on those in economic need.
Hartley House is a historic settlement house serving the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in New York City since 1897. Programs include after school and summer day camp programs for children, support services for neighborhood seniors.
The Home Outreach Program for Elders (HOPE) is looking for an energetic, responsible, and conscientious Social Worker to provide a full range of comprehensive case management activities in the Chelsea HOPE program. Under the supervision of the Director of HOPE, the Social Worker will further advance the ability of HOPE to meet the needs of seniors in providing direct services including bill pay assistance, in-home assessments, health and entitlement referrals, caregiver support, crisis intervention and support, and client advocacy. S/he will serve as resource to the Hudson Guild community in aging matters. Our approach is holistic and highly flexible so that we are able to meet the client at the level of care and need they present throughout service.
MSW is required. General knowledge of public benefits and entitlements. Experience with an aging population
High proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Office Suite 2010, and Google Apps
Superior writing and highly professional communication skills
Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) Preferred
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Coordinate and monitor services, including home care, medical and/or psychiatric care, etc.
Conduct biopsychosocial assessments for new clients
Conduct home visits
Eligibility screening for public benefits/entitlements and facilitating the collection of documentation to support these applications
Assist with money management including budgetary assistance, and applying for private stipendiary assistance as necessary
Advocate on behalf of clients in matters relating to well-being such as tenant/landlord issues, legal affairs, and access to benefits
Maintain database records that document personal profiles, important contacts, and narrative accounts of interactions with clients and others
Provide crisis intervention when necessary
Responsible for coordination of protective measures in cases of abuse or exploitation
Provide caregiver support
Provide information and referral services
Increase quality of care by participating in the implementation of additional scientifically validated assessment tools and evidence-based practice models to achieve successful client outcomes
Attend community meetings for program outreach and trainings
Other related duties as assigned
Typical office environment may require occasional travel between sites.
Position requires frequent communication with participants, management, and staff. Must be able to remain in a stationary position, as well as the ability to operate a computer and other office machinery, such as phone and copy machine. Occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.