Director Of Social Services

Americare Galena , KS 66739

Posted 8 months ago

Job Summary

Plan, direct, and coordinate medicine and health services in long term care and assisted living facilities. Responsible for working with residents in evaluating residents' social needs, easing the transition to the facility and planning and organization of social activities for residents and their families. Recognizing resident needs which may include transfers to appropriate facilities, working with facility team and family members. Assist resident in maintaining quality of life in most appropriate setting.

Training and Experience

  • Minimal 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED

  • Prefer college classes in sociology and or psychology

  • Certificate of attendance for accomplishment of 36 hour basic course for social service designee in logn term care or assisted living facility

  • Ability to read and write well and document appropriate findings and assessments

Key Competencies

  • Accurate and professional documentation of social data including admission assessment, plan of care and discharge plan and progress notes

  • Planning and organizing care plan and family group meetings, family night activities and resident council meetings

  • Recognize and document need for any additional counseling or specialized services and take active role in providing such

  • Display professional behavior and appearance at all times. Work as interdisciplinary team member

  • Detail oriented with realization that errors or omissions have serious consequences for residents and facility

Critical Functions

  • Full or part time as needed by facility.

  • Directs and coordinates activities of all departments as they related to the resident seeing that social needs are evaluated and met. Work with potential residents and families as well as new admissions in evaluating resident social needs while easing the transition for resident and family members.

  • Active role in assessing needs of resident and act as member of interdisciplinary team during transfers

  • Ongoing interaction and evaluation of resident while documenting such.

  • Monitor needs of resident such as clothing; personal items assist in meeting these needs.

  • Work closely with family members and ombudsman and state officials.

  • Become familiar with and follow Americare and state and federal regulations and HIPPA regulations.

  • Act as interdisciplinary team and pa1iicipate in conferences and meetings with other team members.

  • Update CEU's and educational needs to stay abreast of current trends and regulations. In-service Compliance

We offer employees access to wages on demand

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