TITLE: Outreach Social Worker, (Spanish speaking)
DEPARTMENT: City of Salem Council on Aging
POSITION STATUS: Full time, non-union position with benefits
SALARY: Up to $45,000, DOQ; position eligible for $5000.00 sign on bonus

Position reports to Social Service Coordinator, with Council on Aging Director’s oversight; may supervise interns and/or seasonal

This full-time position provides outreach to Salem’s older adults and persons living with disabilities. As a member of the Social
Services staff of the Council on Aging, the Outreach Social Worker will assist in all the work of the unit. Primarily, she/he will work to
develop, enhance, and maintain community relations between the City and the targeted population.

Fostering relationships with City departments, community groups and agencies, including, but not limited to: Police, Fire, other
public safety agencies, churches, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Overseeing and assisting in the
development of Triad programs and Food Commodity Programs. Seek and accept referrals from the Social Service Coordinator and
other community agencies. Conduct in-home visits and office appointments to assist elders in defining their needs and facilitate
access to services. Refer clients to appropriate agencies. Document identified needs and client status, and maintain up-to-date,
confidential client files. Assist with updating resource fact sheets.
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services or related field. 3-5 years’ experience working in the field of gerontology
(preferred). Strong social/interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to maintain effective relationships with
agencies. Successful completion of CORI background check. Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license and own vehicle.
Demonstrable and working knowledge of aging network and its specific needs. Ability to speak Spanish required.