What is a PACE program?
- The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a unique health care model designed to help seniors (participants) stay safely in their home for as long as possible. PACE coordinates and provides or facilitates all medical care for its participants. Services are delivered across various settings, including on site at the PACE center, in the community, and in participant homes.
Why Work at PACE?
At PACE, employees have the opportunity to see the full impact of their efforts. Staffing ratios are much lower, time spent with each participant is much greater, and team collaboration occurs much more frequently than in other care settings. PACE is a very fulfilling health care delivery model for its employees.
Behavioral Health Therapist/Social Work Supervisor Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:
- Provides psychotherapy services to PACE participants based on assessed need.
- Creates treatment plans that reflect patient’s values, goals, and health. Incorporates feedback from the Interdisciplinary Team in the treatment plan.
- Understands legal issues that affect treatment, including but not limited to adult abuse, duty to warn, recipient rights policies and procedures, alternative treatment orders, and the commitment process for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization.
- Conduct home visits as needed to meet the mental health needs of PACE participants in the community.
- Encourages effective relationships among staff geared to team building and maintenance of a cohesive team. Organize and run regular social work team meetings.
- Participates in Program and Policy development of the Social Work department.
- Interprets agency policy and procedures to staff and serve as a liaison, bringing staff concerns and needs to the Center Manager as needed.
- Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work and must be licensed in the state of Michigan.
Experience: 2 years experience in a health related area. 2 years experience in supervision. Minimum of 1 year experience working with the frail elderly population.
Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: LMSW, valid MI Drivers License and vehicle, CPR certification.
Special Training: Individual therapy skills for geriatric participants, analytical thinking and problem solving abilities. Includes some home isits to private homes of PACE Central Michigan participants. Meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by PACE Central Michigan and approved by CMS before working independently.
PACE Central Michigan is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.