• Social Services Specialist

    Company : Name Ecumen Prairie Lodge
    ID 2018-13357
    Posted Date
    1 week ago(10/8/2018 1:25 PM)
    Social Services
    US-MN-Brooklyn Center
  • Overview

    Want to work for a company that cares? Put your passion for serving others to work as a Social Services Specialist at Ecumen Prairie Lodge in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota!

    We’re hiring caring, compassionate people like you to help make the lives of our residents more fulfilling and enjoyable. As an Ecumen employee, you’ll put people at the heart of what you do and find new ways to exceed people’s expectations every day.

    Ecumen is over 150-years-old and one of the nation’s top 25 non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services. This year, we’re happy to celebrate our 10th year as a “Best Place to Work.”


    This position is responsible for ensuring that residents are linked to the supportive services they need to continue to live independently in their current housing environment. Provides general case management, including intake and referral services to all residents needing such assistance.


    Essential job responsibilities include:

    1. Establishes linkages with community agencies and service providers to ensure individualized,  flexible and creative services for the residents.

    2. Monitors the ongoing provision of services from community agencies and keeps the case management and provider agency current with the progress of the individual resident.
    3. Documents activities and provides required reporting, and assists with providing information required for billing.

    4. Establishes and maintains a directory of providers for use by staff, residents and residents’ family members.

    5. Educates residents on service availability, application procedures, client rights, etc., providing advocacy as appropriate and referring residents to service providers in the community. Helps residents build informal support networks with other residents, family, and friends.


    Social Services Specialist

    Minimum Required Qualifications:


    • High school diploma or GED
    • Two years of social service experience in a health care setting
    • Current valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance, if applicable
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats
    • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident’s Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations


    Preferred Qualifications:


    • Bachelor’s Degree in social work.
    • Licensed Social Worker in good standing in Minnesota
    • CPR certification
    • Demonstrated continuing education on current trends
    • Prior experience working with seniors

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.


    We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.


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