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Council on Aging Social Worker, part time

Burlington, MA · Healthcare
The Burlington Council on Aging provides enrichment and support for Burlington’s senior population.  The COA is committed to helping older adults of all ages & stages to remain active, independent, and engaged members of the community.  We are currently looking for a Social Worker to provide social and emotional services to our elders and their families to promote the well-being of our seniors.

Responsibilities include:
  • Conduct in-home visits to assist elders in defining their needs and to facilitate access to services, and follow-up visits to ensure adequacy of assistance; help fill out appropriate assistance forms.
  • With agreement of elder or family member, make appropriate referral.
  • Provide advocacy in areas such as legal, social security, SNAP, health, housing, medical & fuel assistance.
  • Provide case management to frail and at-risk seniors.
  • Seek/accept referrals from various sources.
  • Maintain contact with hospital discharge planners, VNAs, Minuteman Senior Services and mental health facilities.
  • Develop and maintain community networking with various agencies, organizations, businesses, and town departments in servicing the elderly population.
Minimum qualifications include
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with elders, with a Bachelors in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or similar subject, preferably with a medical background.
  • Patience and ability to adapt communication style to a diverse population.
  • Sensitivity, compassion and tact, and ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Working knowledge of standard computer software programs and office equipment.
  • Knowledge of gerontology issues.
  • Familiarity with various government assistance programs.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel independently to residences and other locations.

This is a non-union position.  Starting rate is $26.47/hour.  Hours are flexible, (15-19 hours per week) primarily weekdays with the possibility of nights or weekend work.

Position will remain open until filled.
Methods to apply for this position:
Click on the Apply Now button (preferred)
Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
     Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
     Human Resources Director
     Town of Burlington
     29 Center Street
     Burlington, MA  01803
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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