Social Worker, LCSW

Social Worker for Flora Baker Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Center
Shore has received a $500,000 endowment to establish an Alzheimer's disease and Related Disorders Center. We are looking for an ambitious and energetic Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about geriatrics to work closely with our Medical Director Dr. David Roeltgen, Neurologist, to establish a comprehensive care center to include: social support for families, pharmaceutical trials, education, resources, community outreach, treatment, and diagnostic tools for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Job Duties
Provide patients with high quality case management, clinical treatment and advocacy.
Complete comprehensive geriatric psychosocial assessments.
Develop treatment plans and set achievable treatment goals in collaboration with the interdisciplinary Neurology/Medical/Psychiatric/Neuropsychology team members.
Conduct ongoing assessments and follow ups.
Document behaviors and interventions in patients' medical records.
Provide support, counseling and education on dementia care and behavioral management.
Update treatment plans as necessary given the changing needs as health/cognitive status changes.
Obtain information from collaterals to complete psychosocial assessments.
Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings in order to discuss patients' care.
Assist in utilization reviews to obtain insurance payments for patients' stay from managed care companies.
Educate family members on the progression of dementia and end of life decisions.
Maintain knowledge of resources that are available in the community (and maintain positive relationships with other community resources).
Assess and coordinate protective services issues.
Provide crisis intervention when appropriate.
Assist in the development of the Flora Baker Alzheimer's Disease Institute to be a viable resource for the community.
Develop strong, successful, and responsive relationships with clinical team that is quality oriented and focused on the implementation of an innovative Alzheimer's Disease Institute.
Reliable transportation; travel may be required.
Other duties as assigned.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey.
Preferred: 1- 2 years' experience in dementia or geriatric social work.
Gerontology Certificate a plus
Additional information
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Shore Health Enterprises is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.

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