Caring people make the difference at American Senior Communities!
American Senior Communities has proudly served customers since the year 2000 with a long history of excellent outcomes. We are Indiana-owned and operated, and we aren't ever going to forget our roots. We take great pride in our Hoosier heritage with Hoosier hospitality ingrained in everything we do. As experts in senior care, we are not just doing a job, but following a calling.
Compassion, Accountability, Relationships and Excellence are the core values for American Senior Communities. These words not only form an acronym for C.A.R.E., they are our guiding principles and create the framework for all of our relationships with customers, staff, family members and the community at large.
We are currently accepting applications for the following position:
Social Services Director
The Social Services Director provides medically-related social services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident; and shares a responsibility toward creating and sustaining an environment that humanizes and individualizes each residents living area.
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
Assesses each resident's psychosocial needs and develops a plan for providing care.
Reviews resident's needs and care plan with progress notes indicating implementation of methods to respond to identified needs.
Provides assistance to residents and spouses to utilize community resources through referral when the services needed are not provided by the facility.
Provides assistance to residents in adjusting to the facility, exercising rights as residents, and promoting the continuance of relationships with the family and community.
Provides assistance/guidance to residents in dealing with roommate conflicts and/or room changes.
Mediates and must be able to deal tactfully and professionally with issues that arise among residents and their families and/or assigned ombudsman.
Advises appropriate referrals to minimize social and economic obstacles to discharge.
Coordinates discharge planning and communicates to those who need to know any obstacles the resident may have upon discharge.
Coordinates relocation planning, including advice and referral to community resources before or during relocation.
Establishes a positive and socially therapeutic environment through staff training and input on policies and procedures.
Promotes a facility and community interaction and living environment.
Collaborates with other departments, physicians, consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve quality of services and to resolve identified problems.
Spends a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes per resident per week for social service duties.
Assists Executive Director with preparation for long-term care survey. Actively participates in long-term care survey process by instructing staff in matters of conduct and disclosure, maintaining a presence at all times surveyors are on-site and directing the timely collection of information required by the survey team. Demonstrates concern for identified problems and undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress if appropriate. Gathers and presents supplemental documentation to avoid potential deficiencies.
We offer attractive compensation and an excellent benefits package including:
Group medical/dental/ vision/life insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan
Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
Professional Career Growth
Referral Bonuses up to $1000
Demonstrates C.A.R.E. values to our residents, family members, customersand staff.
Bachelor's degree in social work or in a human services field required.
Previous socialservices experience preferred.
American Senior Communities