Social Worker MSW & LMSW in Amherst, NY

Fallon Health Weinberg Posted: 2024-06-26

Amherst, NY 14068

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Salary Range: 68,000-71,000 / year

Fallon Health Weinberg in Amherst, NY, is a partnership between Fallon Health of Massachusetts and Weinberg Campus of Erie County, New York. We offer a Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to serve the health needs of dual-eligible residents of the Western New York counties of Erie and Niagara.

The Social Worker provides services to members as referred by Nurse Case Managers and/or Navigators. The Social Worker assesses member needs, services and resources to address social, health, or economic needs of FHW members. This position assists the Enrollee and/or family in utilizing FHW benefits and/or community resources; develops a plan to coordinate a continuum of care consistent with the Enrollee’s health care needs and goals; and can utilize knowledge of benefit plan design, eligibility and/or financing alternatives that are available within the community to ensure Enrollees’ needs are met. The Social Worker is able to identify services, care delivery settings, and funding arrangements and recommends alternatives where appropriate.
The Social worker is an active participant in the Members Primary Care Team (ICT) and will participate in the ICT providing input and guidance to resources, services, social dynamics and needs of assigned members.
The Social worker utilizes varied interviewing techniques including but not limited to motivational interviewing and employs culturally sensitive strategies to engage and work with members. The Social worker may visit the members in the home and long-term care setting to assess needs and monitor progress towards patient agreed upon goals.

Graduate from an accredited school of social work – master’s degree required, LMSW a plus

• Valid and unrestricted license to practice social work in the state of New York.
• Certification in Case Management desired, encouraged upon hire.
• Reliable transportation required.

A minimum of three to five years’ clinical experience as a Social worker with demonstrated experience working with the chronically ill, geriatric patients. Experience in Home Health/community setting, working with Medicare/Medicaid preferred. Experience working with patients in Long term care setting a plus. Background with disabled or behavioral populations preferred.

Familiarity with provisions of governmental and accrediting agency health plan requirements.

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, members and communities we serve, Fallon Health now requires all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status.

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