Social Services Assistant

Consulate Health Care - Ashland, VA

Job ID 60659

Position Location US-VA-Ashland

Facility Name Ashland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Job Category Social Services

Position Location : Street 906 Thompson St.

Position Location : Zip 23005-1128

Job Overview

Purpose of Your Job Position

As a Consulate Health Care Social Services Assistant, you are entrusted with the responsibility of caring for our residents, families, co-workers, visitors and all others; as well as demonstrating in all interactions, Consulate Health Care’s five core values of Compassion, Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Passion. The primary purpose of your job position is to ensure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the resident are met/maintained on an individual basis. You are entrusted to provide innovative, responsible healthcare with the creation and implementation of new ideas and concepts that continually improve systems and processes to achieve superior results.

Job Functions

As Social Services Assistant, you are delegated the responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Responsible for ensuring that the medically related emotional and social needs of the resident are met/maintained on an individual basis. No direct supervisory function. This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon you performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time, for any reason.

Duties and Responsibility

Agree not to disclose resident’s protected health information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Executive Director.
As part of the admission process, meet with the resident and family to review policies on advance directives, resident rights and non-discrimination.
Conduct and document a social services evaluation, including identification of resident problems/needs.
Provide/arrange for social work services as indicated by resident/family needs.
Assist resident, as needed, with financial planning.
Keep the resident’s family informed of resident problems, personal needs, transfers, and changes of level assignment.
Meet with the appropriate facility staff concerning resident issues.
Act in compliance with all corporate, state, federal, and other regulatory standards.
Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities.
Assist with discharge planning.

Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.


One (1) year experience in long-term care preferred.

Must demonstrate the ability to assess resident needs and coordinate the discharge planning process.