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Social Worker - McKeesport

Social Worker - McKeesport

Job ID 
2017-4054
Company 
Riverside Care Center
Location 
US-PA-McKeesport
Posted Date 
12/5/2017
Category 
Social Work
Type 
Regular Part-Time
Education Level 
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Needed 
1-3 years
Salary Info 
Based off experience.

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Overview

Skilled SOCIAL WORKER Needed for Integrated Nursing Facility

 

Part Time - McKeesport, Pa

 

Riverside Care Center is a comprehensive skilled nursing facility dedicated to providing high-quality whole-patient care. Through its comprehensive onsite services including cardiac, orthopedic, wound and memory support, our center has come to revolutionize senior care, helping its clients maximize their health, well-being and overall quality of life during these critical elder years.

 

To aid in this mission, the center seeks a Social Worker to assist the Director of Social Services in all day-to-day functions of the unit. This important role will oversee a number of vital services, including the evaluation of individual resident’s social needs and devising comprehensive care plans accordingly.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Director of Social Services in managing the fast-paced unit, including internal and external/community affairs
  • Developing and maintaining social services objectives and standards along with specific policies and procedures for the center
  • Aiding in the establishment/implementation of a method for assessing the social and emotional needs of each resident
  • Providing alternatives to drug therapy and/or restraints by understanding/communicating reasons behind resident behavior, and developing compassionate plans to serve all parties’ needs
  • Aiding in discharge services, including community living outreach, intake services for those returning home and transitions to hospice care
  • Making arrangements for adaptive equipment, personal items and clothing, as needed
  • Maintaining contact with families and providing updates to residents’ condition and progress, with patient permission
  • Assisting residents with legal and financial matters, such as applying for pension, lawyer referrals and aiding with funeral/preplanning arrangements
  • Developing and executing in-service training for relevant personnel
  • Providing counseling/support for residents’ families
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Social Services

Qualifications

The Social Worker will also be responsible for stepping in during periods of his/her director’s absence and, as such, strong administrative, supervisorial experience, patience and outstanding interpersonal skills are essential. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in social work, with working knowledge of federal, state and Medicaid/Medicare regulations. Experience in a healthcare or medical social work environment catering to geriatric/frail clientele is preferred.

 

 

 

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