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Social Worker

Salary: $56,252 annually

Schedule: Full-time - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | 40-hours

Location: 100 Heritage Lane. Albany, NY 12211

A Shaker Place social worker provides services to residents. These duties require the performance of social work in helping clients with social, emotional and related difficulties associated with their behavioral health disorders.   The work is performed within prescribed routines with some leeway permitted in determining the services to be rendered in helping the clients to adjust into their old or new environment. The social worker functions under a supervisor who defines or limits the work to be performed. Performs other duties as required.

Responsibilities/Typical Work Activities

  • Participates in the intake and screening of new residents, evaluating and diagnosing their problems, and in the development of treatment plans;
  • Collects information pertaining to the resident’s history including education, medical, psychological, and social experiences and supported by a psychiatric evaluation;
  • Provides social work services to help residents recover from their disabilities and social environment;
  • Refers residents to other governmental and non-governmental agencies to obtain services to meet their needs;
  • Coordinates various activity and treatment programs with other social agencies, such as psychology, medical, psychiatric, social, educational, legal, housing, and financial services;
  • Records necessary pertinent information per state rules, regulations and local policy utilizing a personal computer;
  • Evaluates a resident’s response to services obtained in accordance with the treatment plan and makes modifications and changes as needed to ensure stability;
  • Meets with supervisors and team members to discuss a resident’s progress in response to the treatment plan;
  • Plans with the clinical team and with community agencies to relate the residents treatment and rehabilitation program to his social situation prior to his discharge;
  • Prepares a discharge plan for less structured programs for clients who are stable and no longer require departmental services;
  • Maintains information on community and health resources which can be utilized during the resident’s care and subsequent to his discharge;
  • Meets with service providers to evaluate client’s progress for services received during the resident’s care and subsequent to his discharge from the mental health program

Full Performance, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

  • Good knowledge of the practices and procedures of social work and of the social factors affecting disease and disability;
  • Good knowledge of community resources available to provide services to the mentally ill;
  • Ability to get along well with persons in need of behavioral health services;
  • Ability to organize casework effectively;
  • Ability to receive and follow oral and written directions;
  • Ability to interpret federal, state and local laws affecting the medical and health programs;
  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records utilizing a personal computer;
  • Mental alertness; tact and courtesy;  good judgment;
  • Good powers of observation and analysis;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a master’s degree in social work from a graduate school of social work approved by the New York State Department of Education and must be licensed as a licensed master social worker (LMSW) at time of appointment.

Special Requirements (at time of appointment and throughout employment)

  1. Successful clearance of criminal background check facilitated through New York State Office of Mental Health.
  2. Possession of a valid New York State driver license.

Employee Benefits:

  • Little Sprouts, on-site daycare, NOW OPEN!
    • Low to no-cost for all full-time staff
  • Free CDTA bus pass with direct stop at Shaker Place
  • Experience-based pay and shift differentials
  • New York State retirement plan and optional deferred compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance: low-cost health plan (Anthem, formerly Empire), dental, vision, prescriptions
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, personal and holidays
  • 529 college savings plan
  • Weekly payroll
  • Flexible spending account

About Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing:

Beautiful, recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities with new amenities, advanced equipment, and thoughtful design. We cultivate a supportive, inclusive, respectful, diverse, and welcoming culture committed to providing the highest quality of care to our residents. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care and exceptional services to the people of Albany County and surrounding areas. For nearly 50 years, we have been committed to enhancing each resident’s quality of life and valuing their independence, dignity, and happiness.

Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is an E-Verify participant and equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by laws and regulations.

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