Social Worker- Care Manager

1 week ago
Requisition ID
2017-2394
# of Openings
1
Area of Interest
Social Work
Company
Elderwood
Elderwood Administrative Services
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Elderwood Health Plan is looking for a Social Worker to join our growing team in Buffalo, NY!

Responsibilities

The Social Work Care Manager will provide individualized support and advisement to clients and families seeking to apply for Medicaid funded Long Term Care Services. Primary responsibilities will include assessment and interventions related to obtaining and retaining long term care and in supporting a member centric service plan. This process is key to assisting our clients maintain the highest level of independence possible both at home and within their communities. The Social Worker partners with the RN Care Manager to facilitate the care model in MLTC by coordinating services and community resources and meeting member socioeconomic needs to support the quality of life.

Qualifications

  • Master’s in Social Work, preferred
  • Minimum of one (1) year Social Work experience with at risk populations in home care, case management, discharge planning or managed care
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working with the frail or elderly population and/or members with chronic illness or behavioral health issues
  • Previous Managed Care experience, within a MLTC or working with special needs populations preferred
  • Must have a valid NYS Driver’s license, a safe driving record and dependable car, as well as willingness to travel throughout the service area
  • Must be in good standing with the Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Bilingual skills are preferred, but not required

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