The Director of Social Work is responsible to create, implement, oversee and coordinate programs related to Social Services and Quality of Life including Behavior Management, community resource management to support residents, assessment processes, psychosocial/psychiatric program coordination and more. The position oversees the social services of Advantage Living Center facilities.
Must have a current full licensed Social Work license
Demonstrated knowledge of community resources.
Minimum five years experience in a skilled nursing facility with excellent, in-depth knowledge of nursing home regulations.
Demonstrated knowledge of payer sources, Medicaid application process, guardianship process and discharge procedures.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Must be able to travel to facilities with a plan to spend about 80% of time working in facilities.
Ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team and health care providers.
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients and referral sources.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to communicate orally and through written reports and other documents relating to resident, staff and others. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, clients, customers, and the public.
Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical journals and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions.
Evaluate, audit, train and oversee social service departments in each facility.
Supervise limited license social workers.
Develop and implement discharge planning process for short term and long term residents.
Attends GPS meetings at least two times per year per facility.
Review, develop, update and implement social service policies and procedures.
Conduct pre-surveys and regulatory compliance audit reviews.
Develop and implement the system for social workers to support financial resource needs of residents.
Develop and implement support groups and learning circles that reflect resident populations and needs of the community.
Oversee and assist facility staff on voluntary and involuntary discharge processes and actively identify
Audits records to assure services documentation support care needs.
Assists, educates, and monitors certification/recertification process.
Adheres to work schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks
Applies the policies and procedures of the agency and the rules and regulations of Federal and State regulatory agencies in performing the referral and intake processes.
Participates in agency quality improvement programs.
Effectively assists the patient, physician and/or discharging facility to establish an effective care plan prior to the patient’s transfer to another setting.
Meets or exceeds established productivity standards
Recommends care alternatives which may include other community resources, when appropriate.
Evaluates patients for admission to services.
Advocates on behalf of patients to ensure receipt of entitled benefits.
Participate and assist in the referral process to ancillary services.
Adheres to work schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks.
Follow up on referrals that have not been admitted to care.
Partners for the development of marketing action plans for assigned facility
Participates in the growth meeting and appropriate training sessions.
Updates referral resources on status of patients currently receiving service or recently discharged and the patient’ response to services received
Keeps current with changes and trends in the market.
Demonstrates regular communication with referral sources to establish working relationships.
Ensures growth and profitability of the company through the responsible use of company resources.
Accepts other assignments as appropriate.
Adheres to established personnel policies.