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Fallon Health Social Worker II - Framingham- Growing PACE Program - Working with Seniors! in Framingham, Massachusetts

Overview

About Fallon Health

Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit fallonhealth.org.

About Summit ElderCare :

Fallon Health operates the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in New England and the fifth largest in the country. Called Summit ElderCare, Fallon’s PACE helps provide older adults and their caregivers with a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to comprehensive medical services and social support at a Summit ElderCare site while they keep the independence of living in their own homes and communities.

Why should I consider a Social Work opportunity in a PACE program at Summit?

  • Great Pay!

  • LICSW supervision offered to advance licensure.

  • Anchor position with opportunities to incorporate remote flexibility in your daily schedule

  • Great Benefits - including very affordable Health Insurance!

  • 23 days of PTO - and - an additional 12 Holidays

  • Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  • No Holidays!

  • Some wonderful relationships established with the member participants you care for!

  • Manage a caseload of only 65 participants in collaboration with your team which includes a provider and primary care nurse.

  • Assessments completed only semi-annually or for a significant change

  • Assist with the supervision and training of MSW student interns

And many, many more!

Summary:

Functions as a member of the PACE Interdisciplinary Team and provides social work services and support to participants, families and other caregivers. Provides direction to bachelors level social workers as assigned by Social Work Manager.

Responsibilities

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Participates in the intake and evaluation process by conducting the initial social work assessment, administering MSQs, developing an intake summary and presenting the social work perspective to the Interdisciplinary Team.

  • Assures that participants rights are reviewed during the intake process.

  • Conducts reassessments at least semiannually and whenever there is a change in participant status or the participant /caregiver requests it.

  • Develops and implements a social service plan of care for each participant and updates it based on the results of reassessments or on-going changes in status.

  • Responsible for the maintenance of appropriate records and documentation in the medical record including at least the initial assessment, quarterly progress notes, significant changes and all participant-related interactions.

  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team at daily team meetings and care planning meetings.

  • Assists team members to understand the social, emotional, cultural and psychosocial aspecst of participants’ situations.

  • Acts as an advocate and liaison when counseling services are needed.

  • Completes documentation and record-keeping related to disenrollment’s, deaths and permanent placement;distributes relevant notifications.

  • Participates in the development, promotion and implementation of caregiver support groups or programs; leads or co-leads groups as necessary.

  • Assists in managing referral telephone calls as needed.

  • Implements program policies and procedures as directed. 

  • Assists in the conversion of participants from community based Medicaid to long-term care Medicaid when necessary. Works collaboratively with the Operations Support Representative to assure appropriate access to Medicaid benefits.    

  • Pursues relevant professional development. Attends appropriate workshops and in-service activities to maintain current professional status.

  • Consistently follows the Social Work Code of Ethics.

  • Performs all duties in accordance with Fallon Health and Summit ElderCare policies and procedures.

Qualifications

Education: Masters degree in Social Work *     *

License: Licensed to practice Social Work in Massachusetts required. * LCSW* at minimum

*Valid Driver's License and reliable vehicle required.   *

Certification: CPR and Alzheimer’s certification or willingness to be certified. *     *

Experience: At least two years experience in a Social Work capacity, preferably in a community setting, with a minimum of one year experience working with a frail or elderly population. * *

Key "Nice to Haves": Bilingual in English/Spanish .

Key "Job Initiatives": Enhanced Customer Service skill, Willness to grow in program, Flexibility in work flow and prioritizing needs, Innovative and creative outlook to enhance program and improve quality.

Fallon Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

COVID-19 Vaccination:

With the end of the Global Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, Fallon Health no longer requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 except for employees who are in jobs that under state and federal laws, regulations and policies are required to be vaccinated and/or they are in Member/participant facing positions.

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Location US-MA-Framingham

Posted Date 2 months ago (3/21/2024 1:44 PM)

Job ID 7533

# Positions 1

Category Social Work

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