UUH OUTREACH a service to the Northwest community UUH Outreach Program Social Services Supervisor www.uuhoutreach.org 40 hours/week preferred Monday-Friday, with very occasional work at other times ORGANIZATION Unitarian Universalist House Outreach Program (UUH Outreach) is a non-denominational, community-based program for older adults living independently in Northwest Philadelphia. Confidential services are provided at no cost by UUH Outreach’s small, multi-disciplinary (social work/nursing) team. Program staff partner with a diverse population of adults aged 60+ to support them in their efforts to age safely, with dignity, in their own homes and communities. UUH Outreach values the many strengths of the clients they serve and recognizes their right to self-determination when accessing assistance. PURPOSE As part of the Outreach team, the Social Services Supervisor is responsible for completing in-home psychosocial assessments of older adult residents of the Northwest Philadelphia Outreach catchment area, developing strategies to build on client strengths and overcome challenges, linking older adults and their caregivers to service agencies or programs, leading academic and community partnerships, supervising staff and interns, and furthering the development of the Outreach Program. The ideal candidate counts leadership, communication, and collaboration among their strengths. This person is flexible and thoughtful—a good listener who can develop trusting relationships with colleagues and clients. This position is a fit for someone who enjoys being creative, helping the Outreach team fill gaps in client services, and making a positive impact on the life of an older person. This role includes: • Conducting psychosocial assessments and general visits in client’s homes, the Outreach office, or via phone/Zoom, depending on COVID-19 conditions, as determined by Executive Director • Serving as the first point of contact for referrals to the agency • Learning about the full scope of client resources, programs, and services • Advocating for clients and helping them access the services for which they are eligible • Delivering food, supplies, and medical equipment as needed • Creating and updating the case record in electronic database on a timely basis • Contributing to development of Outreach programs • Participating in agency initiatives, meetings, and trainings • Preparing statistics as directed; reporting on activity outcomes to staff and Board • Supervising social worker, as well as student interns from various disciplines, including social    work, medicine, and         occupational therapy • The opportunity to develop programming/services reflective of older adults’ strengths, interests, and challenges • Representing Outreach in community settings • Performing other duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS • Master’s degree in Social Work, Social Services, or a related field (MSW preferred) • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and willingness to adhere to COVID safety guidelines • Minimum three years’ experience working with older adults; five or more years preferred • Experience working with a diverse population • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs; willingness to learn Apricot database system • Capacity to participate in Zoom and other types or remote, screen-based meetings • Ability to manage academic partnerships and supervise students • Valid driver’s license; daily access to a reliable vehicle; safe driving record • Ability and willingness to drive in Northwest Philadelphia to perform home visits, and across Philadelphia for meetings and events • Ability to hear and see or to use prosthetics that enable these senses to function adequately to assure that position requirements are fully met • Able to traverse buildings and climb and descend stairs. REMOTE WORK REQUIREMENTS (when applicable) • Dedicated work area that is separated from other living areas and allows for confidential communication • Ability to keep confidential agency and client information secure • Access to a high-speed internet connection; ability to use a work-issued laptop or other device COMPETENCIES • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences; a proactive and clear communicator • Ability to collaborate on a regular basis with a multi-disciplinary team • Ability to establish good working relationships with other professionals and community agencies • Ability to learn new technology • Ability to maintain confidentiality • A positive, friendly, and professional demeanor • Ability to exercise independent judgment and common sense • Ability to multi-task and manage competing demands in an organized manner • Ability to take on specialized tasks and manage them within the framework of their workload UUH Outreach is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on age, race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to employment@uuhouse.org, and indicate “Social Services Supervisor” in the subject line.