Social Worker - Dementia Respite Program
Naples Senior Center is seeking a clinical social worker for the agency’s Dementia Programs. A Master’s Degree in Social Work is required, LCSW preferred.
Naples Senior Center is the “central address” for senior services in Collier and Lee Counties. Offering programs such as a senior activity center, geriatric case management, and emotional support, the Dementia Respite Program has grown from one group five years ago to 10 groups today, including three on Marco Island. Recently Naples Senior Center acquired 13.7 acres of land and is building a new, state of the art, 30,000 square foot senior center. Dementia programs will have an entire wing in the new building.
The candidate must be a creative, compassionate team player with experience in working with the older population and dementia.
- Facilitating structured Dementia Respite Groups
- Screening prospective individuals for admission to the program
- Providing supportive and educational programs for caregivers
- Service delivery within the guidelines of best practices
- MSW (Required)
- Geriatric Social Work: 2 years (Required)
- Proficient with Microsoft Office and Word.
- Ability to plan and organize all aspects of the position.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
Director of Geriatric Services
Reports to Chief Program Officer
The Director of Geriatric Services is responsible for overseeing Naples Senior Center’s Dementia Respite and Caregiver programs and the agency’s Geriatric Case Management program.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Manages and supervises NSC’s Dementia Respite Program and Caregiver Support programs. This includes the supervision of the social workers responsible for facilitating the groups.
- Facilitates one or more Dementia Respite Groups.
- Manages and supervised NSC’s Geriatric Case Management Program, including supervising case management staff.
- In concert with the Senior Center Manager, develops health related, non-medical program.
- Assesses skill levels of staff and develops and implements training programs, as needed.
- Acts as liaison to community health partners.
- In concert with CEO, CFO and CPO begins to develop fee for service/concierge case management program.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Registered Nurse in the state of Florida
- Experience: 8 years post degree, at least 3 in gerontology
- Leadership skills as evidenced through past professional positions
- Understanding of Medicare and private insurance regulations
- Excellent verbal and written skills
Chief Program Officer
The Chief Program Officer position is a critical C-Suite role that provides leadership and direction on all matters related to programming including the analysis of needs and opportunities, allocation of available funding, implementation of service delivery and evaluation of impact.
The Chief Program Officer must be a dynamic executive with a proven record of accomplishment regarding program management who can lead a team of staff in the day-to-day operations of the organization’s key programs. The CPO will oversee Senior Center Manager, Volunteer Services Manager, Dementia Program Coordinator and Director of Special Projects. Reporting to the CEO, the CPO needs to have a clinical background and a keen understanding of the Lay/ Staff relationships in staffing volunteer committees and collaborations with the Board of Directors.
Top Priorities for the Incoming CPO
- Assessment of the program and its offerings
- Successfully maintain and build the program; enhance the participation
- Create and supervise a cohesive and working staff team; look to build and implement a culture of team
- Leverage the new building and build momentum through marketing and communications
Executive Management and Talent Development
- Create and support a high performing culture. Develop a team-based environment to inspire staff. Provide mentoring, guidance, supervision and professional development to staff.
- Responsible for supporting Senior programming, Client Services, Volunteer Services along with Geriatric Case Management and Dementia Respite Services.
- Staff a structure of volunteer committees which implement board imperatives, strategic planning, and allocation protocols.
- Ensure that we track clear, data-based measurements and outcomes for strategic priorities that will support impact goals as well as marketing and fundraising efforts.
Board Development and Relationships
- Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the Board of Directors and attend meetings of the Board.
- Work with CEO, appropriate Board Committee(s), staff and community to assure program goals are met or exceeded.
Financial Acumen and Resource Development
- Assure adherence to funding source guidelines and requirements. Work closely with the finance department financial planning and monitoring operating budget.
- Responsible for ensuring that programs, grants and contracts are implemented as proposed and In compliance with federal, state and other funders.
- Monitor actual operating costs against the current period budget.
- Responsible for resource mobilization to start, maintain and/or expand programs. Deploy resources efficiently and effectively toward organizational goals.
- Provide direction for our program goals and objectives and ensure we are implementing appropriate methods for evaluating, measuring and communicating results.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of services and provide recommendations for any relevant ways to improve them. Work with CEO, appropriate Board Committee(s), staff and community to assure program goals are met or exceeded.
- Identify, build and maintain relationships with other collaborative initiatives to improve the health and well-being of our clients.
- Provide consultation and support to local coalitions in developing and implementing community programs.
- Ability to successfully navigate in a fast-paced, outcomes driven and entrepreneurial environment.
- Proven experience in a social services or health-related field is required with clinical experience in that or a related field.
- Experience in management or supervisory experience, preferably in the non-profit sector. Strong supervisory skills to sustain performance, encourage employee growth and success to maintain a mutually supportive working environment.
- General and business knowledge with progressive experiences in community services programming, project management and staff management.
- Experience implementing and managing state and federal grants and conducting similar work in a health, academic or social service setting preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal, communications and diplomatic skills; ability to partner with professional and volunteer leaders and communicate in a manner that garners trust and inspires volunteer leadership and professionals.
- An open, flexible and inspiring leadership and management style conducive to fostering creativity, collaboration, growth and problem solving.
- Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
- In-depth knowledge and experience of community services, programming, strategy, as well as knowledge of the Jewish and non-Jewish communities we serve.
- Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder and fundraiser.
- Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Knowledge and prior use of program evaluation and management techniques.
All employees and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated.
Building is sanitized between programs and every evening.
Please submit cover letter and resume via email to
Dr. Jaclynn Faffer at email@example.com or fax (239)-330-7947.