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400 Sugartree Lane
Senior Helpers started 11 years ago in Baltimore, Maryland, in response to a need in the community to support both the elderly and their caregivers (usually the spouse or children of the senior). Over the years Senior Helpers has grown into a national organization.
Matt and Debbie Miller quit their corporate jobs to start this passionate company in Franklin, TN in 2008, which has since grown into the greater Nashville Area. The owners saw the need to expand their company to include social workers on staff to provide resources for clients and to assess for safety risks. Also, they have added dementia training/CEUs for their caregivers, families, and to health care professionals.
Our Mission is to ensure a better quality of life for our elderly clients and their families by providing dependable and affordable care. We are a trusted and respected organization that takes a responsible role in a supporting our clients and their families, our employees, and our community.
-Attend all 6 CEUs on dementia care lead by our social workers
-Orient with employees in the office and learn their role
-Shadow Caregiver Advocate, Client Advocate, and Social Workers
-Learn to conduct supervisory visits of client/caregiver with supervisor and then learn to do them independently
-Learn to complete client Wellness Report & how to assess for safety and quality of life by doing a bio-psycho-social assessment of clients
-Learn to conduct Memory Screenings with Mini-Mental-like tool
-Learn about local resources for the elderly in our community and help build our Family & Senior Resource Library
-Research grants aimed to improve to quality of life for elders and add them to our resource library
-Eventually educate dementia caregivers support groups about dementia and how to improve their quality of life.
…We can add any other needed internship requirements or adapt the tasks to fit the students learning level and we have three social workers on staff who may provide supervision.
Social Work student needing supervision hours through school (Undergrad or Graduate) or
Social Work (or similar degree) graduate looking for experience for résumé building.
· Proficient computer skills with Word/Excel/PowerPoint
· BSW/MSW or related field
· Knowledge of community resources
· Interest in working in geriatrics (experience is desired)
· Excellent organizational skills.
· Flexibility in changing of schedule and can prioritize activities as needed.
· Good judgment, courtesy, and tact in working with older populations, and interview skills
· Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a multi-disciplinary team and work with client and their families.