Caregiving and Aging Social Worker (Part-Time)

 The FamilyMeans’ Caregiving and Aging program is currently seeking a part-time Caregiving & Aging Social Worker. This individual would work 20 hours per week to provide assessment, support, and resource referral services to family and friend caregivers of persons of any age and to assist individuals, families, and the community through challenges that can accompany aging.

This position is fundamental to the Caregiving & Aging program’s success as this individual assesses the variety of caregiver circumstances presented, offers and implements a spectrum of services, balances the immediacy of family needs with the availability of appropriate support, and manages transitions between in-person and virtual programming as environmental circumstances dictate. The option for virtual services in this position is available and ever-changing based on both internal and external needs. This position does not supervise employees. However, this position has the opportunity to supervise student interns when applicable.   

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual caregiver coaching and consultation using evidence-based and other best practice models, including but not limited to needs assessments, development/implementation/evaluation/modification of plans, the recommendation (type, frequency, intensity, duration) of support services, observe and discuss outcomes of support, and provide information and referral.
  • Facilitate caregiver support groups and lead caregiver education classes, including the development or updating of curriculum based on aging and caregiving best practices.
  • Initiate and facilitate respite services, including collaboration with volunteer coordinator, ensuring successful respite matches, and serving as a family advocate in volunteer respite process.
  • Perform administrative functions to support the initiatives of the program as needed such as assisting with grant processes, writing grant applications, gathering statistics, evaluating outcomes, reporting to funders, maintaining records of services provided, and preparing quarterly statistical figures and necessary reports for funding sources.
  • Keep abreast of caregiving and aging best practices to ensure sound expertise.
  • Other miscellaneous projects and duties as needed or assigned.   

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the caregiving and aging field.
  • Strong interpersonal and proven team skills.
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of caregiving.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office tools, web-based client data management, and videoconferencing platforms.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and necessary insurance.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively with all staff, volunteers, program participants, and other supporters. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work.
  • Combined experience working with children and adults with disabilities, older adults in need of care, and their families is preferred.
  • Previous Caregiver Coaching and Consultation experience is preferred.
  • Previous Minnesota Caregiver Coaching, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, and REACH training preferred.
  • Previous experience in facilitating groups is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with and guiding volunteers is preferred.

  

To apply, please submit a completed job application and a copy of your resume to Shelby Auer at sauer@familymeans.org

 

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