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

General Purpose: The AFC Social Worker is part of a health care team that provides social work and case management for the Adult Family Care (AFC) program. Responsibilities include assessment and evaluation of potential program participants and caregivers (if program requires this), care plan development, care coordination and monitoring, crisis intervention, education of host caregivers and AFC participants, and collaboration with AFC nurses. Manage an AFC caseload by providing ongoing clinical casework/case management to program participants, in compliance with program policy and procedures, and Medicaid guidelines. Provide psychosocial support to program participants and caregivers; addressing issues related to caregiver stress, family systems, mental health diagnoses, and aging and disability. Maintain accurate and timely case records, including all required forms, case documentation, and statistics, according to agency, program and professional standards.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree with at least 2 years of recent clinical experience working with elders or individuals with disabilities is minimum requirement. Possession of, or eligibility for, Social Work licensure required. MSW preferred but not required. Knowledge of the home care system and long term care issues required. Excellent organizational and written and oral communication skills required. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team essential. Knowledge of human development, including the areas of physiology of aging, mental health, and substance abuse essential. Experience using Word and strong data entry and work-processing skills essential.
Bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or other language preferred. Must be willing and able to use own vehicle.
Compensation: Mid $40s and an excellent benefits package including a 35-hour work week, medical, dental, agency paid life, short/long term disability, 401(k) with agency contribution, earned leave accrued at a rate of 24 days per year and 13 holidays.

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

Community Health Nurse

General Purpose: The Community Health Nurse for Adult Family Care (AFC) program works as part of a collaborative team to support AFC placements. 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. S/he maintains collaborative relationships among community agencies and institutions and acts as in-house consultant regarding the health issues of aging.

Essential Functions:  As part of admissions team, evaluate prospective program participants and complete nursing assessments; Initiate contact with prospective participants’ primary care physicians and obtain all medical information and records to obtain clearance for entry into program; Contribute as part of a multi-disciplinary group to develop person-centered care plan; Manage and coordinate participants’ care and complete all health-related paperwork; Update MDS tool upon any significant change as well as annually on the anniversary date of each participant’s admission; Maintain ongoing communication with all health care providers; Supervise and educate host caregivers in the proper care of program participants, conduct monthly training, and assist caregiver when necessary; Review personal care services, assess medication compliance, and monitor participants’ health status and implementation of their care plans during regularly scheduled home visits — every 60 days at minimum; Keep participant personal data sheets updated with current information and distribute to all member of treatment team; Provide telephone medical consultation for participants as needed and assist in arranging 24-hour emergency back-up coverage; Comply with Medicaid and program standards by maintaining and updating all required medical records. Required records include: semi-annual participant health status reports (completed by physician), yearly physical exams (completed by physician) and plans of care, at least every six months and as needed on an ongoing basis; Participate in program outreach and development and provide in-service training and consultation to agency staff or community providers as needed; other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements: Graduation from a School of Nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing required, B.S.N. preferred. Valid license as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required. Minimum of three years of clinical experience; with one year in community health required. Previous experience with elder population essential. Must be able to work collaboratively with health professionals, community agencies, service providers, and agency staff. Effective communication skills required. Teaching and/or training skills preferred. Ability to develop and implement plans and procedures required. Knowledge of the home care system and community resources preferred. Must be able to work 40 hours a week. Vehicle required.

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.

Protective Services Caseworker

General Purpose: The Protective Services Caseworker engages in activities related to the determination of eligibility for protective services and the provisions of services to elderly persons determined to be suffering from a reportable condition of abuse. Will evaluate the functional, medical, mental status situation and resources of the elder. Completes regularly scheduled home visits in accordance with EOEA guidelines.

Job Requirements: Minimum BSW/LSW and 2 years of experience in counseling/case management. MSW/LCSW strongly preferred. Experience in crisis work as well as experience working with individuals and families around mental illness or substance abuse issues preferred. Fluency in a second language (Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole) a plus. Vehicle required.

Compensation: Low to mid $40k depending on degree, licensure and experience. In addition, our comprehensive benefits package includes a 35-hour work week, medical, dental, life, disability, 401k), 24 accrued days of earned leave per year and 13 holidays.