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Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc.
67 Millbrook St, Suite 100
Posted: November 11 2014
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DescriptionElder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide frail elders with in-home services that will enable them to live independently with dignity and comfort in their own homes, preventing or postponing the need for institutional placement.
Elder Services of Worcester Area’s core service is case management. Professionally qualified case managers assess the needs of each client in a home visit and develop a care plan in consultation with the client and family. Case Managers assist clients in identifying, accepting and securing needed services either directly, by purchase, or by referral to other community agencies. Case Managers initiate and review service plans and monitor clients’ needs on a continuing basis. Other direct services include: senior companions, information & referral, protective and crisis intervention services. Purchased services include: chore, homemaker, home delivered meals, home health, money management, personal care, respite care, day care, and transportation services.
The Internship Position is as follows:
Interns learn about case management skills including interviewing techniques, narrative writing, advocacy and working with the elderly population. Students will also receive training on issues relating to elders. There are opportunities to visit elder programs in the community and shadow case managers in the field. They will work with the Intern Coordinator in conducting annual, quarterly and referral home visits when appropriate.
ResponsibilitiesInitially, interns will spend their time at Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. learning about resources and programs available to the elder population both within the agency and throughout the community. They will shadow case managers to develop interviewing techniques and will also be trained on the expectations of Elder Service's documentation process.
The goal will be to have the interns reach a level of comfort with basic case management that they might independently begin meeting with appropriately selected clients. Their role will be to oversee that services are being delivered appropriately, to record any reported changes in information and to evaluate if any additional services could benefit the client. The intern will use an assessment tool and narrative to record the outcome of their visit. Interns will work closely with the Intern Coordinator to assure that work is completed accurately and in order to provide guidance in service alterations or difficulties.
Additional case management related tasks may be assigned if elder visits are not available.
RequirementsA commitment of an 8 hours weekly minimum for a three month period is requested. Additionally, participation in a four year undergraduate social work or related program and a car are required. Reimbursement for mileage is available.
Internships should be established; resume submitted, agency interview and school approval, for the Fall semester by August 15, Spring semester by January 1. Summer internships are considered with appropriate academic support.