Social Services Director

  • Medilodge of Sault Ste Marie
  • 1011 Meridian Street
  • Posted: Apr 17, 2019
Allied Health

Job Description

Summary:

Provides psychosocial support to residents and their families.

Qualifications:

Education:

* BSSW, MSSW preferred

Licenses/Certification:

* Licensing as required by the state of employment

Experience:

* One year of experience in a long term care environment.
* Essential Functions:
* Provides direct psychosocial intervention.
* Performs resident assessments at admission, upon condition change and/or annually.
* Creates, reviews and updates care plan and progress notes.
* Provides direct psychosocial intervention.
* Coordinates resident visits with outside services,dental, optical, etc.
* Attends and documents resident counsel meetings.
* Assists resident’s families in coping with skilled nursing placement, physical illness and disabilities of the resident, and the grieving process.
* Works with the patient, family and other team members to plan discharge.
* Conducts in-service programs to educate staff regarding psychosocial issues and patient rights.
* Supervises and guides Social Services Assistants.
* Performs other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

* Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
* Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members, and at all levels of the organization.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality.
* Knowledge of psychosocial practices applicable to a long term care environment.
* Skilled in directing and motivating the workforce.
Disclaimer: This description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work for this position. It is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities that may be periodically assigned.