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Social Services Director

Social Services Director

Job ID 
2017-24465
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Location Name 
Riverchase Nursing & Rehab Center
Shift 
..
Address 
2500 Riverhaven Drive
Location 
US-AL-Birmingham

More information about this job

Overview

Make a Difference in our Residents' Lives!

 

We are seeking a Social Services Director that has a passion for providing the highest quality of care with compassion and integrity!

 

We live our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, and Teamwork & Stewardship every day with every life we touch, providing exceptional healthcare and exceeding expectations.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Assists in pre-admission and admission process with customers; aids clients in adjusting to nursing home placement.

  2. Interviews residents and families to obtain relevant past and present adjustments, behavior and lifestyle.

  3. Documents progress and updates plans of care at the interdisciplinary care conference.

  4. Arranges transportation, makes appointments and acts as a liaison between all departments, residents’ families and outside agencies.

  5. Assists in handling and accepting placement through one-on-one counseling and group work.

  6. Ascertains potential and develops discharge plans when clients are admitted.

  7. Arranges for post discharge services and follow-up care.

  8. Assesses emotional, financial, spiritual, educational and social needs of residents; ensures those needs are Manager, Education & Training by the facility or through the use of outside agencies.

  9. Acts as resident/family advocate and ensure the resident is knowledgeable in and exercises his/her rights.

  10. Responsible for organizing and conduction of Family Counsel Meetings and maintaining minutes of the meeting.

  11. Maintains effective communication with residents, families, healthcare professionals and facility staff.

     

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Work
  2. License with State of AL

  3. One year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting, working directly with patients and families.

  4. Experience in working in healthcare setting – preference in nursing home, hospice, home health, hospital.

  5. Ability to work with a variety of people in situations varying from community and nursing home planning.

  6. Able to make decisions concerning procedures based on evaluations and interpretations of case histories.