Tennessee Chapter Social Worker

Job details

Job Type: Part-time Contract

Number of hires for this role: 1

Qualifications

    • Master’s (Required)
    • LMSW/Social Work License (Required)

Full Job Description

Job Description: The function of a Chapter HDSA Social Worker is to assist individuals and families affected by Huntington’s disease and related health care professionals by providing an optimum level of support through supportive and psychoeducational counseling, information and referrals to appropriate resources throughout the state of Tennessee. HDSA social workers provide referrals to community services, help to create community awareness about HD, promote advocacy and encourage research participation. Case management is not the primary function of the Chapter Social Worker, some case management services may be needed on a case-by-case basis. The social worker should be familiar with crisis services available in the community for callers needing crisis mental health or medical services.

Current Hours: 44/month

Responsibilities:

The position will include responding in a timely manner to helpline calls, emails, leading a local support group and monitoring regional support groups, assisting the chapter with educational events and quarterly fund raising events. The social worker will create and maintain a resource guide to answer questions on relevant issues important to the community. The social worker will interact with regional professionals (home health agencies, long-term care facilities, MDs and clinics, law enforcement) to educate and inform so that new avenues for services are made available to families. These resources are shared with the national office quarterly in order to ensure wide distribution of resources.

An HDSA Chapter Social Worker will work on the following core competencies to improve their knowledge of HD to assist in their practice in their first 6 months of hire. The Assistant Director of Youth & Community Services will help new social workers have access to this information.

  • What is HD? Be able to discuss neurodegenerative disorders, CAG repeat, triad of symptoms and JHD
  • Understanding the need for multidisciplinary evaluations and the role of the following professionals that might include neurologist, movement disorder neurologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, and neuropsychologist. The list can also include speech- language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and nutritionist.
  • Medications for psychiatric and movement symptoms.
  • Genetic testing guidelines- GINA, basic genetics
  • Advanced medical directives- conservatorship/guardianship, special needs trust, hospice/palliative care, durable power of attorney, medical power of attorney
  • State and federal insurances- long term care insurance, state Medicaid guidelines and waivers, Medicare, SSDI/SSI
  • Research- Phase1-4 trials, observational vs medicine trials, how to access trial information, where to get current research information
  • Family dynamics- unique family dynamics occur with an inherited disease
  • Long term care- facilities with HD units or facilities that have accepted HD persons in the past.

Social workers will be provided with a phone number with voicemail and texting capabilities through Zoom to act as their work phone. Social workers will be expected to utilize this service on their own devices through their mobile phone carrier provider.

License and continuing education:

Social workers are expected to maintain state licensing requirements and may participate in relevant HDSA webinars no more than 10% of hours worked monthly. It is critical to keep abreast of relevant HD updates through HDSA and other entities. Social workers will be paid for this time by the Region.

Social workers are required, and are supported by the Regional budget, to attend the annual Professional Day of training the Thursday before the HDSA national convention each June. This includes plane/train transportation, mileage to and from airport, parking, hotel transport, hotel room for at least 2 nights and meals. The social worker will be paid their hourly wage for 8 hours for professional training. Regional Social workers (especially those new to HD) may also want to negotiate with the Region for hotel funding to attend workshops at the national convention to bolster their HD education and help them increase their core HD knowledge. This arrangement should be worked out with Regional administration prior to convention.

A social worker will need to comply with the licensure of their state to complete needed CEUs. Some CEUs will be offered during HDSA Professional Training.

Spanish fluency a plus

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $28.00 per hour

Medical Specialty:

  • Home Health
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have a social work license in Tennessee?

Education:

  • Master’s (Required)

License/Certification:

  • LMSW/Social Work License (Required)

Willingness To Travel:

  • 25% (Required)

Full Time Opportunity:

  • No

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

This Job Is:

  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Company’s website:

  • www.hdsa.org

Work Remotely:

  • Yes

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings

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South Dakota Chapter Social Worker

Job details

Salary: $30 an hour

Job Type: Part-time Contract

Number of hires for this role: 1

Qualifications

    • Master’s (Required)
    • LMSW/Social Work License (Required)

Full Job Description

Job Description: The function of a Chapter HDSA Social Worker is to assist individuals and families affected by Huntington’s disease and related health care professionals by providing an optimum level of support through supportive and psychoeducational counseling, information and referrals to appropriate resources throughout the state of South Dakota. HDSA social workers provide referrals to community services, help to create community awareness about HD, promote advocacy and encourage research participation. Case management is not the primary function of the Chapter Social Worker, some case management services may be needed on a case-by-case basis. The social worker should be familiar with crisis services available in the community for callers needing crisis mental health or medical services.

Available Hours: 20hrs/Month

Responsibilities:

The position will include responding in a timely manner to helpline calls, emails, leading a local support group and monitoring regional support groups, assisting the chapters within their region without dedicated social workers with educational events and quarterly fund raising events. The social worker will create and maintain a resource guide to answer questions on relevant issues important to the community. The social worker will interact with regional professionals (home health agencies, long-term care facilities, MDs and clinics, law enforcement) to educate and inform so that new avenues for services are made available to families. These resources are shared with the national office quarterly in order to ensure wide distribution of resources.

An HDSA Chapter Social Worker will work on the following core competencies to improve their knowledge of HD to assist in their practice in their first 6 months of hire. The Assistant Director of Youth & Community Services will help new social workers have access to this information.

  • What is HD? Be able to discuss neurodegenerative disorders, CAG repeat, triad of symptoms and JHD
  • Understanding the need for multidisciplinary evaluations and the role of the following professionals that might include neurologist, movement disorder neurologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, and neuropsychologist. The list can also include speech- language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and nutritionist.
  • Medications for psychiatric and movement symptoms.
  • Genetic testing guidelines- GINA, basic genetics
  • Advanced medical directives- conservatorship/guardianship, special needs trust, hospice/palliative care, durable power of attorney, medical power of attorney
  • State and federal insurances- long term care insurance, state Medicaid guidelines and waivers, Medicare, SSDI/SSI
  • Research- Phase1-4 trials, observational vs medicine trials, how to access trial information, where to get current research information
  • Family dynamics- unique family dynamics occur with an inherited disease
  • Long term care- facilities with HD units or facilities that have accepted HD persons in the past.

Social workers will be provided with a phone number with voicemail and texting capabilities through Zoom to act as their work phone. Social workers will be expected to utilize this service on their own devices through their mobile phone carrier provider.

License and continuing education:

Social workers are expected to maintain state licensing requirements and may participate in relevant HDSA webinars no more than 10% of hours worked monthly. It is critical to keep abreast of relevant HD updates through HDSA and other entities. Social workers will be paid for this time by the Region.

Social workers are required, and are supported by the Regional budget, to attend the annual Professional Day of training the Thursday before the HDSA national convention each June. This includes plane/train transportation, mileage to and from airport, parking, hotel transport, hotel room for at least 2 nights and meals. The social worker will be paid their hourly wage for 8 hours for professional training. Regional Social workers (especially those new to HD) may also want to negotiate with the Region for hotel funding to attend workshops at the national convention to bolster their HD education and help them increase their core HD knowledge. This arrangement should be worked out with Regional administration prior to convention.

A social worker will need to comply with the licensure of their state to complete needed CEUs. Some CEUs will be offered during HDSA Professional Training.

Spanish fluency a plus

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $30.00 per hour

Medical Specialty:

  • Home Health
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have a social work license in South Dakota?

Education:

  • Master’s (Required)

License/Certification:

  • LMSW/Social Work License (Required)

Willingness To Travel:

  • 25% (Required)

Full Time Opportunity:

  • No

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

This Job Is:

  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Company’s website:

  • www.hdsa.org

Work Remotely:

  • Yes

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings

Click Here to Apply