Respite Care Program Social Worker

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  • Full-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type Details: This is a full-time, 40 hours/week, salaried position.

The Salvation Army Emergency Lodge provides a wide variety of services to those in need. Since 1979, the 120-bed Emergency Lodge, located at 1730 N 7th St. in Milwaukee, has provided emergency shelter to homeless individuals and families with children. More than 80% of residents successfully move from shelter to safe, affordable housing each year. If you want to help make a difference by serving your community and helping those in need, apply now!

In consultation with the Respite Care Program RN Staff, the Social Worker will screen referrals, admit and discharge clients who are homeless with acute medical conditions to the 28 bed Respite Care Program at The Salvation Army Emergency Lodge Homeless shelter; provide case management services to eligible clients in which an individual’s needs are identified and the medical, psychosocial and habilitative services designed to meet those needs are located, coordinated and monitored in collaboration with other professional staff.

About the role:

  • Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate client’s medical or physical condition and assess needs.
  • Conduct screening and intake assessments for referred clients to determine the needs of the individual and the ability of the program to meet those needs.  Includes visitations to area hospitals.
  • Collaborate with medical professionals and utilize medical social work experience to plan and coordinate client care.
  • Facilitate strong working relationships with area hospitals and other referring entities in the community.
  • Identifies medical, psychosocial, economic and physical needs of clients; assesses and reassesses client’s support systems, available community resources and other factors to plan, develop, and implement an appropriate service plan.
  • Develops and implements a case plan that presents intervention strategies to meet client needs including assistance in recovery from physical illness and  provide services or access to services such as benefit advocacy, financial assistance, legal aid, shelter, housing placement, employment services or education.
  • Monitor, evaluate and record client progress according to measurable goals described in case plan.
  • Refers clients to appropriate community resources; advocates on their behalf.
  • Advocate for clients to resolve their medical crisis.
  • Prepares complete and accurate case notes; writes correspondence, reports and other written materials; may prepare statistical reports and summaries; inputs data into Service Point.
  • Reviews all assigned cases on a scheduled basis to determine continuing need for services, and present in regular case reviews.
  • Assists clients with logistics of transportation related to all medical care and appointments.
  • Accompany and transport clients to various medical appointments.
  • Assists with implementing The Salvation Army’s organizational procedures during health crises, including any necessary quarantine process and testing.
  • Attends and actively participates in meetings with other community family shelter providers on behalf of The Salvation Army Social Services.

Education:  Bachelor’s in Social Work

Certifications: Wisconsin State Social Work license; valid Wisconsin Driver’s license with clearance to drive from The Salvation Army’s insurance carrier preferred.

Experience:  Two years case work experience in a social service agency; medical social work experience preferred.

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