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  • Social Services Director - Kittanning

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/10/2019 4:34 PM)
    Job ID
    Kittanning Care Center
    Regular Full-Time
    Education Level
    Bachelor's Degree
    Experience Needed
    3-5 years
    Salary Info
    Based on Experience
  • Overview

    Social Services Director Needed for Skilled Nursing Facility 

    Kittanning 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, Kittanning Care 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.


    The 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 include but are not limited to:

    • Managing the overall social services program for Kittanning Care 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
    • 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
    • Providing counseling/support for residents’ families


    Applicants will have understanding of the foundation of eldercare support, and display extreme empathy, compassion and patience. at all times. MSW is preferred, however A bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, gerontology, rehabilitation counseling or a related field is required. Long term care / skilled nursing facility experience is preferred but not required.









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