Social Services Coordinator

Date: 2012-08-27, 4:18PM

Episcopal Senior Communities is a 1,200-employee not-for-profit organization in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to provide housing and services with respect and dignity to seniors, support independence and self-worth, and encourage continued intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth, regardless of religious affiliation. In addition to seven lovely continuing care retirement communities, we also have four residential communities for low-income seniors; and our Foundation provides no-charge services to over 10,000 seniors still living in their homes.

The Social Services Coordinator is responsible for providing assessment, case management, and linkage to supportive services for residents of Martin Luther Towers affordable housing community, located in San Francisco.

General Accountabilities:

  • Research and become knowledgeable of existing services available to seniors. Work closely with the San Francisco Director of Senior Resources to refer seniors to appropriate agencies.
  • Build relationships with industry peers and other nonprofit providers of senior services.
  • Be a source of information to residents, have an open door policy, and use proactive, creative ways to ensure residents feel comfortable and confident in discussing problems/concerns.
  • Keep confidential records of residents’ requests/interactions.
  • Manage time and develop appropriate boundaries to be able to serve a large resident population in an efficient and yet sensitive manner.
  • Understand senior dynamics, have understanding of challenging mental health issues, and show good judgment, linking to appropriate services while protecting the resident population.
  • To the extent possible, engage in and/or seek outside services when there is an acute need for one-on-one advocacy.
  • This position reports directly to San Francisco Director of Senior Resources, but must work with and form excellent relationships with existing Martin Luther Towers staff and Board.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements: 

  • Bachelor of Social Work or degree in gerontology, psychology, or counseling is preferred.
  • Must understand entitlement programs and other federal, state, city, and community resources.
  • Attend HUD trainings and other ESC trainings; understand housing rules and regulations.
  • Enjoy working with an elderly population and be sensitive to particular needs.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Must be a senior advocate, comfortable working with a diverse population.
  • Computer skills, MS Word, Excel.
  • Ability to work with minimum or supervision; ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects.

If you are interested in this position, please reply to this ad with your resume and a tailored cover letter.

  • This is a part-time job.
  • This is at a non-profit organization.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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