Job Details

Geriatric Social Worker - Part Time
Oct 1, 2020
Jewish Family Services
Full Time


The Geriatric Social Worker provides care management and supportive services utilizing a Person-Centered approach to clients in the Greater Cincinnati region. Services performed are relevant to the philosophy and mission of the Aging and Caregiver Services Department. 


  • Provides comprehensive assessments of clients’ emotional, physical, functional, financial and environmental systems in order to establish need and eligibility for financial assistance and supportive services.
  • Compliant with agency policies and procedures. Develops knowledge about funding and eligibility guidelines for older adults, and sensitively communicates these policies, eligibility parameters and procedures to clients.
  • Knowledgeable of internal and external community resources, including State and Federal benefits. Makes appropriate community and social service referrals effectively linking clients’ needs with resources, and facilitates access and utilization of all available resources.
  • Provides home visits to clients on regular basis to conduct comprehensive needs assessments and care management.
  • Advocates and communicates with the client support system (family, adult children, caregivers and other significant people) as needed.
  • Documents clients’ cases in a timely manner including screenings, assessments, and case notes to ensure accurate record of services for funder reporting and client follow-up.
  • Provides crisis intervention.
  • Encourages clients to participate in social, pleasant, and physical activities to improve mood and functioning where appropriate.
  • Participates in staff meetings and supervision in order to enhance the quality of practice.
  • Participates in and promotes ongoing efforts towards Continuous Quality Improvement. 


  • Master of Social Work preferred 
  • LSW (Ohio state license) required 
  • Works effectively independently and within the team. Seeks supervision and consultation when appropriate. 
  • Experience with and understanding of the psychosocial problems of older adults required. 
  • Demonstrates flexibility and a willingness and openness to enhance professional self and skills. 
  • Takes responsibility for own professional development, utilizing developmental opportunities within and outside of the agency to enhance skills and understanding. 
  • Shares knowledge and skills with other staff members. 
  • Knowledge of cultural competence and work with vulnerable populations preferred 
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills relating to older adults, their support systems and health professionals 
  • Demonstrates case management skills and experience in the community health care delivery system 
  • Detail oriented with good problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks 
  • Computer skills required which include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook); knowledge of Efforts to Outcomes (social work database) preferred. 
  • Valid driver’s license plus appropriate automobile insurance as determined by our liability insurance company. 


This position requires walking, standing and sitting. Additionally, the use of a car is needed to make home visits, provide transportation to appointments. Ability to use electronic documentation and online applications is also required.







This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the above position.


Contact Details

Gretchen Cogan
Jewish Family Services