Social Worker MSW: PACE

$5,000 Sign on Bonus, if external

Under supervision by the PACE Program Manager, provides direct social work services to participants in Siouxland PACE including; participant/family counseling, networking of available resources, and communicating with other PACE Interdisciplinary Team members as well as community and contracted health care providers. Serves as an advocate for participants and families. Adheres to Standards of care and the mission and philosophy of Siouxland PACE in all aspects of job performance.

Find out more about Siouxland PACE at  Siouxland PACE | UnityPoint Health - Sioux City, Iowa. 

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• Maintains a working knowledge of applicable PACE Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, the Compliance Accountability Program, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to assure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

• Conducts comprehensive, psychosocial assessments on prospective and current program participants per regulatory guidelines and Siouxland PACE policies.

• Completes routine home or PACE center visits with participants and as needed.

• Consults with, and maintains a cooperative, professional relationship with family, contracted health care providers and/or support systems as needed.

• Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team and maintains regular attendance at, and participation in, IDT Team meetings; collaborates on care planning and service delivery requests.

• Reviews social service interventions on the participant’s plan of care and revises as appropriate.

• Assists families with problem solving around care giving issues and serves as the facilitator of family meetings when scheduled.

• Provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and supportive counseling to participants and families for assigned caseload and other participants when needed.

• Coordinates admissions to assisted living and nursing facilities and discharge planning for participants returning home from hospitals or nursing facility in conjunction with the IDT Team as needed.

• Assists participants with housing, money management/financial issues as needed.

• Maintains current, well-organized records in accordance with social work and Siouxland PACE documentation policies.

• Develops knowledge of community networks and resources for elderly of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and forms collaborative relationships with same. Provides information to participants to assist in establishing and maintaining community links.

• Advocates on behalf of participants for benefits and services through government and community agencies.

• Assists participants in completing advance directives, advance planning, and guardianship paperwork.

• Provides bereavement follow up as needed

• Provides coverage for other social workers when needed.

• Participates in agency committees when assigned.

• Adheres to Siouxland PACE Participant Rights Policy and maintains professional contact with participants, families, and other health care providers at all times.

• Adheres to privacy and confidentiality policies regarding sensitive participant, employee and agency information.

• Attends conferences and seminars to maintain State Social Work licensure, and to stay informed of developing trends in geriatric social work practice.

• Promotes an environment of teamwork.

• Responds to participant/family needs in a respectful and non-judgemental manner.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

• Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

• Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

• Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

• Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

• Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

• Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Job Info
Job Category: Social Services
Sub Category:
Job Type: Full-time
Work Shift: Days
Salary per Hour: 
Posted: 02/05/2024
Minimum Education: Master Degree
Degree Title:
Minimum Experience: 1 Year
Career Level: Entry Level
Required Travel:
Start Publishing: 02/04/2024
Stop Publishing: 03/05/2024


Master’s degree in Social Work obtained from an accredited program.


Current State of Iowa Social Work license
Valid driver’s license
Valid Auto insurance
Maintain current BLS status
Maintain current Mandatory Adult Abuse Reporter status

Prefered Skills


Effective oral and written communication skills to interact effectively with PACE participants, their families, and other health care professionals.
Ability to effectively communicate and work within the Interdisciplinary Team setting.
Strong organizational skills.
Able to manage changing priorities per needs of the program
Use of Microsoft office products.


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

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