QNS Recruiting

Director of Social Services

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/18/2021 9:02 AM)
Job ID
2021-8130
Location
US-PA-Greensburg
Category
Social Work
Type
Regular Full-Time
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Needed
1-3 years
Salary Info
Based on Experience.
Job Post Information* : External Company Name
QNS Recruiting

Overview

FULL TIME - Director of Social Services

Greensburg Care Center sits on nearly ten acres and features walking areas and two outdoor courtyards. This modern facility has a 120-bed Skilled Nursing Center, which includes a separate 14-bed Center for the Memory Impaired. We are currently seeking a Director of Social Services to oversee all social services for the center, 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 of Director of Social Services:

  • 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

Qualifications of Director of Social Services:

The Social Services Director will be a critical cross-departmental link at Greensburg Care Center, working with medical and non-medical personnel to support residents in a comprehensive way, and ensure top quality total-patient care. Applicants must understand the foundation of eldercare support, and display extreme empathy, compassion and patience at all times. The successful candidate will have some experience in geriatrics/gerontology, and have worked in a Long Term Care facility or in medical social work. A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field is required.

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