• Director of Social Services

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-4550
    # of Openings
    1
    Area of Interest
    Social Work
    Company
    Elderwood
    Location
    Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    days
  • Overview

    The Director of Social Services team member assists with ensuring the health and well-being of our residents by being responsible for the admission of residents and providing social services for designated residents.

    Responsibilities

    • Assumes responsibility for admission process for new residents as described in Section B of the Social Services Department Manual.
    • Serves as the Unit Social Worker for designated residents as described in Section B of the Social Services Department Manual, or delegates this responsibility according to current staffing pattern.
    • Serves as the Discharge Planner of the facility as described in Section B of the Social Services Manual; completes SCREEN upon discharge of resident.
    • Coordinates PASARR Level II Annual Review of residents.
    • Implements and oversees the policies and procedures of the Social Services Department in the areas of admission, social work, transfer and discharge services.
    • Participates in development of a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary health care and discharge plan for residents; attends Resident Care Planning and Resident/ Family Care Plan Review meetings and informs other disciplines of residents or family members who plan to attend.
    • Provides support and assistance to the Unit Social Worker in work with residents and families.
    • Supervises and evaluates the performances of the social services staff.
    • Works with the Social Work Consultant in matters of social services intervention or consultation.
    • Ensures all necessary documentation required for the Social Services Department.
    • Interprets to the professional staff of the facility the purpose and objectives of the Social Services Department.
    • Explains the Bill of Rights for Residents and Resident Abuse Reporting at General Orientation meetings, as scheduled.
    • Coordinates facility cooperation with the Ombudsman.

    Qualifications

    • Baccalaureate Degree in social work or a related field from an accredited institution.

    • Casework experience required.

    • Casework with the elderly or work in a supervisory capacity requiring initiative and responsiveness to the needs of others preferred.

    • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record required.

    • Ability to meet the public easily, handle problems diplomatically, and cooperate with other staff members necessary.

    • Evidence of professional growth, continuing education and community involvement considered.

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