Job Opportunities

SCES has a proven track record of innovation, a great benefit package, and commitment to the community and its staff.  This makes us one of the best Human Service Agencies in the state.

Benefits provided to eligible employees include:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • 35-hour workweek
  • Flexible work schedule
  • 24 days of leave
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 401(K), and more
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SCES is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for the Meals-On-Wheels Driver position:

Fill out the Employment Appliction Form and either fax it to 617-628-1085, email it to HR@eldercare.org, or mail it to Human Resources, SCES, 61 Medford Street, Somerville, MA 02143-3429.

To apply for all other positions:

Send cover letter and resume by email to: HR@eldercare.org or by mail to: Human Resources, SCES, 61 Medford Street, Somerville, MA 02143-3429.

Current Job Opportunities

Adult Family Care Social Worker

Connect your heart to your work in a diverse, multi-lingual and committed environment where you will have a direct impact on the lives of elders and younger individuals with disabilities by supporting their dignity and independence as part of an interdisciplinary health care team. Your responsibilities will include completing psychosocial assessments, developing interdisciplinary care plans, providing clinical case management, collaborating with community agencies and institutions, providing ongoing education for both caregivers and program participants, and providing crisis intervention as needed. You will meet with participants and caregivers in the home setting, allowing for a holistic approach to your work, while broadening your professional skills and network in a supportive and team-oriented work environment with a benefits package that includes:

• A competitive starting salary
• Medical and dental insurance
• 100% Agency-funded short and long- term disability plans, life insurance and Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
• A 401(k) plan with Agency contribution
• Flexible Spending Account
• 24 days of accrued earned leave and 13 paid holidays
• Continuing Education

Who We Are and What We Do
The Adult Family Care program of Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services is a caring, dedicated, and delightful team of nurses, social workers, and support staff who carry out the mission of ensuring that elders and people with disabilities are able to live in a supportive family setting that fosters the best quality of life for themselves and their caregivers.

What We Require of Applicants
• Bachelor’s degree, a social worker license from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Social Work, and at least two years of recent experience working with elders or adults with disabilities; or
• Bachelor’s degree and two years of clinical experience in the care of elders or people with disabilities
• Knowledge of the home care system, long-term care issues, and the physiology of aging
• Knowledge of mental health and substance abuse issues
• Superior organizational and communication skills – writing and speaking with strong Word skills
• Must be willing to use your own vehicle to make home visits

Great to Have
• Ability to speak another language – Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Portuguese, or Chinese preferred

Bilingual Case Manager– Portuguese Speaking

General Purpose: The Case Manager/Bilingual Case Manager is responsible for supporting the dignity and independence of older persons in need of assistance by assessing their situations, identifying unmet needs, arranging for, coordinating and monitoring services to meet those needs, and advocating with other agencies on behalf of the client.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field plus one-year human service experience. Possession of, or eligibility for, LSW licensure preferred. The ability to work as part of team and knowledge of MS Word required. Bilingual in any of the following languages: Portuguese, Haitian-Creole, Spanish, Chinese.

Compensation: Starting at $40,000 depending on degree, licensure and experience

Bilingual Community Health Nurse– Spanish Speaking

Job Description: The AFC Community Health Nurse works as part of a collaborative team in the Adult Family Care Department. S/he participates in determining client eligibility for services based on nursing assessment data. S/he provides periodic monitoring of appropriateness and quality of care authorized. Maintains collaborative relationships among community agencies and institutions and acts as in-house consultant regarding the health issues of aging.
Qualifications: Graduation from a school of nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing required; BSN preferred. Valid RN license in Massachusetts required. Minimum of 3 years clinical experience; with one year in community health required. Previous experience with elder and/or disabled population essential. Excellent communication and presentation skills required. Knowledge of the home care system and community resources preferred. Spanish speaking. Vehicle required
No nights, holidays or weekends

Compensation: Low to Mid $60’s for a 35-hour week coupled with a generous benefits package including medical, dental, life, short and long term disability, 401(k) with agency contribution, 13 holidays and 24 days of accrued earned leave.

Case Manager/ Bilingual Case Manager

General Purpose: The Case Manager/Bilingual Case Manager is responsible for supporting the dignity and independence of older persons in need of assistance by assessing their situations, identifying unmet needs, arranging for, coordinating and monitoring services to meet those needs, and advocating with other agencies on behalf of the client.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field plus one-year human service experience. Possession of, or eligibility for, LSW licensure preferred. The ability to work as part of team and knowledge of MS Word required. Bilingual in any of the following languages: Portuguese, Haitian-Creole, Spanish, Chinese.
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, short & long term disability, life insurance, and 401(k) with agency contribution, FSA, EAP, 24 days of accrued earned leave and 13 paid holidays.

Compensation: Starting at $40,000 depending on degree, licensure and experience

 

Meals-On-Wheels Drivers (Part-Time and Per Diem, 15 hours/week)

Job Description: Dependable people needed to deliver meals to homebound elders, while providing limited daily contact with program participants. In addition drivers are responsible for reporting any information that presents a question or concern for a clients’ well being to their immediate supervisor.
Job Requirements: Valid Mass Drivers License and good driving history required; Access to a reliable automobile and current Insurance Certificate required; Knowledge of the Somerville-Cambridge area very helpful.
Compensation: Starting salaries at $13 an hour plus mileage. Regular Part-time employees may be eligible for a limited benefits package.