This is an exciting, community based, multi-faceted job that includes working with individuals 60 years old and older and their families focusing around issues of abuse, neglect, exploitation and self-neglect. In this position the caseworker will receive new intakes, investigate reported concerns, coordinate with diverse community supports, create service plans and build positive working relationships with older adults and support networks to help resolve obstacles that may place the individual at risk in the community. The position requires flexibility, critical thinking, positive communication and assessment skills, the ability to respond to a crisis when needed and strong documentation skills.
Qualifications:Master’s Degree plus one (1) year of casework or related experience or Bachelor’s degree with two (2) years of experience required. Experience with casework, crisis management and counseling preferred. Bilingual is a plus!
GLSS is a non-profit agency established in 1976 to serve those over 60, adults of all ages with disabilities, and their families in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott. Many of our programs reach beyond our five-town service area, helping people throughout the North Shore.
?We deliver over 200,000 “Meals on Wheels” to homes every year, and serve an additional 75,000+ meals at our 6 ...community cafés.
?We provide over 600,000 rides annually for seniors and the disabled who live in 23 North Shore communities, including Boston.
?We employ more than 600 trained staff, and have 100 caring people who donate their time to help.
?We are a federal Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and also state certified as an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP).
?We are a founding member of the Aging and Disability Resource Consortium of the Greater North Shore (ADRC).
?We are part of the Mass Home Care network, a group of 30 non-profits dedicated to serving seniors in every city and town in Massachusetts, as well as the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4A), the umbrella organization for the 655 AAAs in the United States.