Social Services Director
Company: Odelia Healthcare
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Odelia Healthcare - POSITION DESCRIPTION
Responsible for identifying psychosocial, mental and emotional
needs along with providing, developing, and/or aiding in the access
of services to meet those needs. Services will be provided in
accordance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Code of Ethics, adherence to Federal, State and Local regulations
and governing agencies.
--- Certified, licensed, or registered in the state of practice,
--- Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a Bachelor's Degree in
Human Services field, including but not limited to Sociology,
Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from an
accredited school of social work, required.
--- One year of supervised social work experience in a healthcare
setting working directly with geriatric individuals.
--- Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience in a Skilled Nursing
--- Completes social history and psychosocial assessment for each
resident that identifies social, emotional, and psychological
needs; Completed relevant parts of the minimum data set (MDS);
Utilizes the minimum data set to guide the care plan.
--- Maintains accurate and timely documentation which complies with
federal/state regulations, The Company Corporate policy, and
specific center practices, including, but not limited to, Advanced
Directives, Minimum Data Set, Social Service History and
Assessment, Raps, Care Plans, Social Service Progress Notes,
Behavior Tracking, monitoring of cognitive and psychosocial
changes, PASARR and Discharge Planning documentation, and psych
--- Supports each resident's/resident's right to
self-determination; Documents resident/resident refusal of services
offered; Informs resident/resident of any therapeutic alternatives
to the refused service; Involves others, as appropriate, to help
educate the resident/resident about the alternatives.
--- Participates 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
--- Ensures or provides therapeutic interventions to assist
residents in coping with their transition and adjustment to a
long-term care facility, including their social, emotional, and
--- Ensures or provides support and education to residents/family
members/significant others to assist in their understanding of
placement and facility issues in addition to referring them to the
appropriate social service agencies when the facility does not
provide the needed services.
--- Coordinates the resident discharge planning process and make
referrals for appropriate home care services prior to the
resident's return to the community.
--- Work with the interdisciplinary team and administration to
promote and protect resident rights and the psychological
well-being 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 the quality of life/care
for individual resident and those who live and work within the
facility and the community.
--- Assist the Social Service Director/Consultant in the planning,
developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing of
the social service programs of this facility.
--- Works with Director of Nursing and Administration to prepare
for inspection surveys; ability to engage in interviews by
inspectors, assist in immediate corrections of problems noted by
surveyors, etc. Reviews and reinforces important standards
--- Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or
assigned at any time with or without notice.
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