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  • SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-4965
    Company
    LaurelWood Care Center
    Location
    US-PA-Johnstown
    Category
    Social Work
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Education Level
    Bachelor's Degree
    Experience Needed
    1-3 years
    Salary Info
    Based on experience
  • Overview

    SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

     

    Full Time – Laurelwood Care Center - Johnstown, PA

     

    Laurelwood Care Center seeks a Social Services Director to oversee all social services, including the evaluation of individual resident’s social needs and devising comprehensive care plans accordingly. The Social Services Director will be a critical cross-departmental link at the facility, working with medical and non-medical personnel to support residents in a comprehensive way, and ensure top quality total-patient care.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Managing the overall social services program for the Center, including internal matters, as well as community/civic health projects
    • Developing and maintaining social services objectives and standards along with specific policies and procedures for the center
    • Establishing and implementing a method of assessing the social and emotional needs of each resident, and ensuring the social services component of care plans are developed and implemented
    • 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 congregate 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

    Qualifications

    Applicants must understand the foundation of eldercare support, and display extreme empathy, compassion and patience at all times. The successful candidate will have previous experience in geriatrics/gerontology, and have worked in a health care facility or in medical social work. A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field is required, but a MSW is highly preferred. Long term care/skilled nursing facility experience is required.

     

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