GLC - Social Services Director - Mishawaka

Golden Living - Mishawaka, IN3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $42,000 - $53,000 a year
EducationSkills
You know our patients are much more than just customers as a Coord Social Services at Golden LivingCenters. Our patients are family, and with your help, we can ensure that all their social, emotional and psychological needs are met. Partnering with the our professional and collaborative staff, you'll help our patients reach their full potential during their stay at our facilities and after discharge. Your job is vital to making sure our patients and their families are as comfortable as possible and are treated with the utmost respect during challenging times. Let our patients know they're family as a Coord Social Services.Are you ready to take a whole life into your hands and help patients get back on their own two feet? The right person will not take no for an answer when it comes to our patient's comfort, happiness and well-being.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Identify and provide for each resident's social, emotional and psychological needs, and the continuing development of the resident's full potential during his/her stay at the facility and to assist in the planning for his/her discharge.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Develop a social history, social assessment and care plan which identifies pertinent problems and needs, realistic goals to be accomplished and the specific action to be taken in resolution of the problems and/or needs upon admission of each new resident. Actively participate in interdisciplinary Care Plan meetings. Document progress notes which relate to each resident's care plan when necessary and within policy timeframes. Assist the resident and resident's family in discharge and placement planning. Organize family groups to promote communication, education and support between family members, facility staff and administration, and provide counseling as needed. Assist in the education of the community regarding aging, rights of residents, facility services and other related topics. Actively participate in the pre-admission screening of all potential residents and provide information to residents and families during admission. Orient the resident to the long-term care environment and facilitate adjustment upon placement
Interview, hire, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline Social Services Department personnel. Make job assignments and set priorities. Orient new staff and participate in recruitment and selection. Keep employees informed of changes that affect them. Ensure universal precautions and infection control, isolation, fire, safety and sanitation practices and procedures are followed and promptly address any hazardous conditions. Maintain records, manage budget and supplies. Meet Company policies and state and federal regulations regarding Social Services
Comply with, support and enforce Company policies involving all safety and infection control procedures to include the proper use of mechanical lifts, gait belts and personal protective back supports
Understand, comply with and promote all rules regarding resident rights, promote positive relationships with residents, visitors and regulators, to include presenting a professional appearance
CODE OF CONDUCT

Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities
QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field. (Master's Degree in Social Work, where required)
At least two years of social work experience in a health care delivery system preferred
Health care experience preferred
Must meet any state and/or Federal requirements for the position
Basic understanding of computer technology, including email use
Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS

Must have ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish the job
Must have knowledge of State and Federal guidelines
Must have demonstrated skills in communication, documentation, assessment and social work methods techniques
Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information
Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents, families and other employees at all levels
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

Mobility, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 pounds), fine hand coordination, ability to read and write, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure

COMPANY PROFILE

Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice are committed to enhancing the lives of the patients we care for. Here, you'll find some of the best professionals in healthcare working together to provide the highest level of care to every patient and resident we serve. And, we're able to offer career opportunities that fit almost anyone's background or level of experience. From where you work to how you work to everything in between, we're confident that at Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in your career.