Social Worker, Assessment

· New York, New York
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation $50,000-$56,000 annually


DOROT is a hybrid work environment where team members work part-time onsite and part- time remotely. The Social Worker will report to the headquarters located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and should expect to be in the office three to five days a week.


DOROT, which means “generations” in Hebrew, was founded in 1976. We provide a dynamic partnership of seniors, volunteers, and professionals dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults to help them live independently as valued members of the community. Our wide array of programs – conducted on-site, in the home and in the community – are designed to combat loneliness and social isolation. Compassionate care and a commitment to excellence are hallmarks of our programs and staff.

Position Summary

DOROT’s Social Workers provide case assistance and support to a broad spectrum of active as well as isolated and homebound seniors.  This includes assessing seniors for all of DOROT’s Programs. The Assessment Social Worker will assume the very important primary responsibility of conducting comprehensive, psychosocial in-home assessments of new clients and follow-up assessments with ongoing clients. Follow up assessments are imperative to confirm a client’s ongoing appropriateness for program attendance or need for additional services. Social Workers also participate in and support DOROT’s intergenerational volunteer programs.  


Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct in-home assessments (both first time and reassessment) a minimum of three full days a week; working independently in the community. This includes:
    • Providing short-term case assistance, information, referral, and advocacy to these seniors and their caregivers following the assessment or as needs arise 
    • Collaborating with the social work team and other staff to integrate these seniors into DOROT programs
  • Play a role in the analysis of program/project impact, helping to identify gaps and develop recommendations for program improvement
  • Collect, track, and maintain case assessment and related client interactions using DOROTs’ online database as it involves routine home assessment data entry and the review of monthly statistics for internal needs and reports to funders
  • Provide support to and participate in DOROT’s community-wide intergenerational volunteer programs and on-site events, schedule permitting
  • Staff the Information and Referral (I&R) telephone line, as needed
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate one or more groups (support or psychoeducational) within the first 12 months of onboarding
  • Special projects as assigned by Director


  • LMSW required
  • A minimum of 1- 3 years of professional social work experience working with an elderly population
  • Demonstrated strong clinical assessment skills 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a clinical team 
  • Knowledge of aging and community resources 
  • Proficiency with Office 365
  • Experience working with volunteers a plus
  • Conversational Spanish proficiency a plus

Why Work with Us

At DOROT, we believe that the power of connection can be transformative. Working with us means that you will have:

  • Flexibility in your working schedule. DOROT supports a hybrid work environment as well as offers just over 1 months’ time each year to spend however you like, thanks to a generous PTO policy.
  • Access to health care. Whether it be medical, vision, dental, disability or life insurance, we’ve got you covered and offer a bevy of benefits to ensure that you and your family are taken care of.
  • Support to plan for your future. We offer a 403(b) contribution of 3% after your first two years with us with the opportunity for increasing contributions as you stay with us over time. 
  • Experience professional growth. DOROT is financially strong and in growth mode; we are an organization where you can make a difference.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.

It is the policy of DOROT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals for employment or advancement without discrimination because of race, color, religion creed, political association, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, pregnancy, handicap disability, genetic, genetic characteristics, or other protected status.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation
    $50,000-$56,000 annually