Director of Social Services
We rely on our Social Services to provide the best emotional and social support possible for our residents. This position is integral in the ensuring happiness and overall success in the lives of our residents!
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Review facility policies and procedures as part of the facility’s interdisciplinary team to assure compliance with state and federal regulations
- Participate in reviewing and setting policies concerning resident care and quality of life
- Participate in developing facility social work policies
- Participate in quality assurance interdisciplinary team meetings
- Understand and meet all government requirements for social service documentation
- Document progress in meeting the psychosocial needs of residents
- Work with the interdisciplinary team and administration to promote and protect resident rights and the psychological wellbeing of each resident. Prevent and address resident abuse as mandated by law and professional licensure
- Work with residents, families, significant others and staff to provide support, information and organization for taking a more proactive role in self advocacy to improve quality of life/care for individual residents and those who live and work within the nursing home and the community at large
- Complete a social history and psychosocial assessment for each resident that identifies social, emotional, and psychological needs
- Participate in the development of a written, interdisciplinary plan of care for each resident that identifies the psychosocial needs/issues of the resident, the goals to be accomplished for those needs/issues, and the appropriate social worker interventions
- Ensure or provide therapeutic interventions to assist residents in coping with their transition and adjustment to a long-term care facility, including their social, emotional, and psychological needs
- Ensure or provide support and education to residents’/family members/significant others to assist in their understanding or placement and facility issues in addition to referring them to appropriate social service agencies when the facility does not provide the needed services
- Provide groups for residents’/family members/significant others as appropriate to their needs
- Provide clinical interventions to address catastrophic events that occur during the resident’s stay in the facility
- Coordinate the resident discharge planning process and make referrals for appropriate home care services prior to the resident’s return to the community
- Educate staff regarding the role of the social worker in the facility and the psychosocial needs of the residents and their families/significant others including the problems of aging and disability
- Educate staff regarding cultural diversity and each staff member’s importance when caring for resident. Educate staff regarding residents’ rights and how to recognize and prevent abuse, neglect and mistreatment
- Educate residents and families/significant others regarding their rights and responsibilities, effective problem solving and the extent of community, health and social services that are available to them, including those necessary for effective discharge planning.
- Supervise students assigned to social services in accordance with the respective school guidelines and monitor and document the progress of their work.
- Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
- Paid Vacation/Holiday/Sick time
- 401k (plus employer match)
- Supportive working environment and culture
*We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.
in Black River Falls, United States