Job Information

AdventHealth Social Services Director Celebration Care Center Full Time Days in Kissimmee, Florida

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Social Services Director functions on behalf of the nursing home and the residents by promoting the general well-being of each resident through identification of their emotional and psychosocial needs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :

· Provides medical related social services so that each resident may attain or maintain the highest practical level of mental, physical, and psychological well-being.

· Ensures that all PASRRs are completed accurately and timely in coordination with the admissions department.

· Stays current on Federal and State regulations pertaining to social services.

· Assist the resident, responsible party, and supportive others in the adjustment and orientation to the nursing home after admission.

· Conducts psycho-social assessments of residents.

· Ensures timely documentation on each resident in the facility as required.

· Participates in each resident’s plan of care meeting. Oversees that resident/families are invited and informed of the meetings.

· Ensures a Social History is completed as required, following an admission.

· Acts as the Discharge Coordinator for the facility.

· Acts as the grievance/concern intake person for the facility.

· Provides or arranges services for psychiatric medication management and other psych services.

· Coordinates with the facility risk manager and administrator to promptly address all allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Assists with investigations and filing of reports as needed.

· Possesses a knowledge of the community resources available and uses them to benefit and improve the quality of care as applicable for each resident.

· Participates in community relations development.

· Attends seminars, conventions and other educational opportunities to keep informed, improve personal knowledge, and share experiences.

· Advocates for the resident and their rights, helping the resident learn assertiveness in communicating their needs, wants, and problems to the appropriate departments and agencies.

· Works with other departments, residents and/or resident’s families in providing adequate appropriate clothing for the residents.

· Assists residents in exercising their right to vote.

· Meets with other providers and services utilized by residents in the facility in preparation for discharge.

· Assists residents with financial and governmental matters such as applying for Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, funeral home arrangements, disability, etc.

· Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement committee. Coordinates all relevant efforts in the Social Services department.

· Attends staff education, training and other required meetings.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

· Empathy and compassion

· Effective verbal and written communication

· Ability to read, write, and speak English

· Astute observation skills

· Ability to follow set rules and protocols

· Time management and organizational skills

· Sense of responsibility

· Desire to work with others

· Understand and carry out exactly, detailed oral and written instructions

· Ability to keep records and make reports

· Ability to assign, observe, and evaluate those under her/his direction

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a Human Services field including but not limited to Sociology, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Psychology and minimum 2 years current experience as a Social Worker in a skilled nursing facility.

· In lieu of required bachelor’s degree, an Associate degree and a minimum of 7 years’ current experience as a Social Worker in a skilled nursing facility.

· Must be 18 years of age or older

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Case Management

Organization: AdventHealth Care Center Celebration

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Travel: ADH Care Center Celebration

Req ID: 21040670

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.