Avenidas is a highly regarded mid-peninsula non-profit organization that has been providing services and activities for older adults and caregivers since 1969.  The Avenidas mission is to promote the health, independence and well-being of its participants and clients, which number more than 7,500 annually, via innovative programs and compassionate staff.  The agency operates out of two locations: the Senior Center of Palo Alto and the Avenidas Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center, located in Mountain View. Our in-person reach is concentrated regionally throughout Northern Santa Clara and Southern San Mateo counties, but our ‘without walls’ offerings (phone consultations, distance learning, on-line community, etc.) know no bounds.

Avenidas 270 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View, CA, USA
Jan 22, 2019
Full time
The Social Worker has responsibility for participants enrolled in and referred to ARKC.   Social worker is responsible for psychosocial assessments and reassessments. The social worker is a member of the Multidisciplinary Team and works with Team to develop a comprehensive and collaborative Person-Centered Care Plan.  This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefited position. The center’s hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30am-5: 00pm .   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Manage the enrollment process, including screening and interviewing application and those requesting program information. Provide referral to other services if ARKC is not an appropriate setting. Responsible for tracking, documenting and updating participating records through the process. Ensure Medi-Cal, Veteran’s Administration, and other payor paperwork is completed, submitted, and received. Refer potential participants to the assessment team for evaluation. Perform Social Worker responsibilities including evaluating psychosocial needs of incoming candidates and current participants, develop participant plan of care, provide counseling to participants and caregivers, record progress notes at the center and for initial home visit. Record, date and sign progress notes in each participant’s record for each relevant participant contact. Participate in all scheduled Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings. Assists with discharge plans, participants holds , as needed. Attend meetings, conferences, trainings and other appropriate outreach and education events as requested. Collaborate with family and other community resources to ensure the health and safety of our participants. Assist with lunchtime food service and with loading and unloading vans, as requested. Perform other related duties as assigned.   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Excellent interpersonal, written, oral and organizational skills. Self-directed and ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Knowledge of older adult and dependent care issues. Shows initiative. Demonstrated creative, person-centered care planning   MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Masters in Social Work (MSW) from accredited university with one year experience in social work in a health care setting. One year experience with older adults required. Bilingual a plus; Mandarin or Spanish highly preferred. Driver’s License: CA driver’s license with auto insurance. When applying, please note that you saw the job posted on the NOVA Job Board. If you need help with your resumé, please see a NOVA Career Advisor