Social Services Director

Cadia Healthcare Millsboro , DE 19966

Posted 3 months ago

Cadia Rehabilitation-Renaissance, located in Millsboro Delaware, Sussex County, MINUTES from area LEWES AND REHOBOTH BEACH DE.

Full time Employees are eligible for

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Vacation after 90 days

Generous 401K Benefit!

As the Social Services Director, you will be responsible to provide services to the residents of our facility both the Short term and Long term Residents.

Experience with discharge planning is required

Prior experience with Matrix preferred.

Social Services Director

As the Social Service Director, your responsibilities include working with the residents of the nursing home to identify their psychosocial, mental and emotional needs. Work with resident and family to assist in providing, developing and/or aiding in the access of services to meet those needs.

The nursing home social worker is responsible for fostering a climate, policies and routines that enable residents to maximize their individuality, independence and dignity. This climate shall provide residents with the highest practical level of physical, mental and psychosocial well-being and quality of life.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):

  • 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, and participate in developing facility social work policies

  • Develop, maintain and utilize a listing of current community resources that are useful to residents and their families/significant others

  • Document progress in meeting the psychosocial needs of residents, including thorough and informative completion of necessary forms reports, etc. and submitting such to administrator as required

  • Ensure Social Services MDS reporting requirements are completed thoroughly and in a timely manner to meet regulatory requirements

  • Schedule and participate in resident care plan and assessment meetings and ensure documentation of meetings are completed

  • Participate in facility surveys and any plan of correction development related to social services program or as directed by Administrator

  • Participate in QA/QI program interdisciplinary team meetings

  • Advocate for social services as central to improving the quality of life of residents

  • Understand and meet all government requirements for social service documentation

  • 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

  • Identify community changes and opportunities such as legislation, regulations and programs that affect nursing home residents

  • Provide information to resident/family regarding Medicare/Medicaid, and other financial assistance programs available to the resident

  • 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 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

  • Routinely review nurses' notes to determine if care plan is being followed and report concerns to DON

  • Review and revise care plans and assessments as needed

  • 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 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

  • Maintain a written record of resident's concerns or grievances that indicates the action take to resolve the concern, the current status of the concern and report to Administrator

  • 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 residents

  • 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

  • Other related duties as assigned



  • Must possess either a Masters of Social Work or a BSW that is Licensed Social Worker in Delaware


  • Prior work with elders in a community or long-term care setting is required


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