Social Work Services

Our social workers are here to provide direct and indirect services including:

    • Function – assist participants and families in identifying problems, formulate plans to help resolve problems, encourage participants to utilize resources available in the community and be cooperative to the participants in their aspirations to maintain independence and stability in the community.
    • Counseling – counseling is provided on a as needed basis to individuals, groups and families.
    • Financial Assistance – for participants eligible for government benefits, the social worker will investigate resources to solve financial problems. This includes welfare benefits, food stamps, SSI, SS, Medicaid, housing, legal, and other matters.
    • Interviews and Home Assessment – The policy of the department is to conduct intake interviews and a home assessment which covers the area of financial medical, social, psychological and home characteristics of the participant.
    • Record Keeping – Pertinent information relative to participant’s social and emotional status, services rendered, adjustments made, etc., is documented in the participant’s medical record. All information is confidential.
    • Utilization of Community Resources – The social worker will assist participants in utilizing community resources.
    • In-service training – The social worker will participate in staff development meetings: participant care plans and quality assurance. Social services department will be a resource to other staff, program education to families of participants, other agencies and community organizations.
    • Utilization of Community Resources – The social worker will assist participants in utilizing community resources.
    • Referral to Community Resources – the program shall be using community resources to expand its range of operation and enhance the continuum of care.