Social Service Director

Reference Number: rPm02Q
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Social Service Director 

In collaboration with our department directors & medical professionals, you will plan, develop, and organize social service programs that meet our resident-directed goals. By working with our team to you will provide intensive and continuing counseling based on the residents' individual psychosocial needs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists in pre-admission and admission process with customers; aids clients in adjusting to nursing home placement.
  • Interviews residents and families to obtain relevant past and present adjustments, behavior, and lifestyle.
  • Documents progress and updates plans of care at the interdisciplinary care conference.
  • Arranges transportation makes appointments and acts as a liaison between all departments, residents' families, and outside agencies.
  • Assists in handling and accepting placement through one-on-one counseling and group work.
  • Ascertains potential and develop discharge plans when clients are admitted.
  • Make arrangements for post-discharge services and follow-up care.
  • Assesses the emotional, financial, spiritual, educational, and social needs of residents; ensures those needs are met by the Managers, Education & Training by the facility, or through the use of outside agencies.
  • Acts as resident/family advocate and ensure the resident is knowledgeable in and exercises his/her rights.
  • Responsible for organizing and conduction of Family Counsel Meetings and maintaining minutes of the meeting.
  • Maintains effective communication with residents, families, healthcare professionals, and facility staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Social Work
  • License with State
  • Three (3) years of supervised social work experience in a health care setting, working directly with patients and families.
  • Experience in working in a healthcare setting – preference in a nursing home, hospice, home health, hospital.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people in situations varying from community and nursing home planning.
  • Able to make decisions concerning procedures based on evaluations and interpretations of case histories.
Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
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