Social Worker Position Open at GenPride

GenPride is the premier non-profit organization serving the LGBTQIA+ elder community in Seattle and King County. At GenPride we advocate for the unique needs of older LGBTQIA+ adults, offer innovative programs and services that promote well-being and prevent social isolation, cultivate belonging through community connection, and work to eliminate discrimination in all its forms.   

GenPride is on the cusp of expanding our reach and amplifying our impact, from the opening of Pride Place, the first income-qualifying housing for LGBTQIA+ seniors in collaboration with Community Roots Housing, to the new and expanded GenPride Senior Community Center located on the ground floor of Pride Place in the heart of Capitol Hill in Seattle.   

The Social Worker will work with and for LGBTQIA+ older adults and adults who identify as disabled or have a disability, their caregivers, and allies. Supports a welcoming, inclusive, and equity‐focused culture at GenPride’s Community Senior Center, including working with the supervisor in the development and provision of programming and services that meet the needs of the diverse community.

Required Minimum Qualifications: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive person‐centered, strengths‐based, need assessments with GenPride participants seeking support.
  • Build rapport, provide support, and advocate for a diverse range of clients, including
    individuals who may be actively using substances and/or living with significant
    mental/physical health challenges.
  • Support both immediate and long‐term goals based on a progressive engagement
  • Provide information and referrals, options counseling, and short‐term case management
    (including enrollment in benefit programs) to GenPride participants.
  • Act as a liaison for clients when dealing with other agencies, landlords, and/or medical
    and mental health professionals when needed.
  • Work with representatives of other agencies to provide collaborative resources for
  • Assess caregiver needs in our community and create opportunities for support
    groups and other services that also meet grant deliverables.
  • Work in partnership with AgePRIDE, to assess community needs and offer services and
    programs for LGBTQIA+ caregivers.
    • Provide services to meet current grant deliverables in caregiver support programs
    • Offer programs and classes for LGBTQIA+ caregivers (in collaboration with
      GenPride Program Manager)
    • Partner with the Alzheimer’s Association and AgePRIDE to offer caregiver
      support groups, and provide consults to caregivers (assess needs, options
      counseling & connect to resources).
  • Observe/follow guidelines on the confidentiality rights of clients and respect their privacy.
  • Enter client information and document client interactions in the SalesForce database.
  • Ensure proper tracking of all clients who access and use services. Work with supervisor to provide monthly narrative reports for services provided, current partnerships, and new initiatives in social work and caregiver support programs.
  • Support organizational evaluation and continuous improvement efforts by engaging
    clients in regular follow‐up surveys.
  • Become familiar with all requirements and procedures for senior center activities.
  • Act as a liaison with the State Division of Aging Services, other governing agencies, and
    the public on matters related to services for older residents of the County.
  • Attend agency meetings and training courses as requested.
  • Participate in GenPride staff trainings, including trainings in undoing racism, cultural
    responsiveness, First Aid, De‐escalation, Mental Health First Aid, and supporting general
    community safety.
  • Maintain accurate record of hours worked and submit timesheets on schedule.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

If working towards licensure and would like GenPride to help pay for clinical supervision,
you will be responsible for finding a clinical supervisor that is familiar with aging issues
and resources.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those staff encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in an office setting. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The position is based in a standard office environment with desktop business equipment and frequent telephone calls. The noise level is moderate.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the staff is regularly required to sit and/or stand at a desk and use a keyboard extensively.
  • Travel to other locations is required.


  • A master’s degree in social work, and at least two years of experience in aging adults or related human services.

Communication Skills

  • Ability to listen patiently and to formulate and ask appropriate clarifying questions to be sure that communication has been effective.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization or policy exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and internet searches required. Ability to send and manage correspondence. Ability to learn and utilize the GenPride database for tracking clients, relationships, and program data including recording attendance data.

Certificates and Licenses

  • Driver’s license, Food handling license, HIPAA, CPR, Mental Health First Aid. GenPride will provide support for most certificates, licenses, and continued education as required by this role.

English Language Ability

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one‐on‐one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

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