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Social Services Director

Company: Genesis HealthCare
Location: Clovis
Posted on: February 3, 2019

Job Description:

This position supervises less than 2 staff or is the sole Social Services employee. The Director of Social Services I plans, develops, organizes, evaluates and directs the overall operation of the Social Services department in accordance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations, Genesis policies and procedures, and standards of care for specialty practice (Reference: Social Services Job Description Addendum Specialty Practice). The Director of Social Services I is a member of the interdisciplinary and management team of the nursing center and may directly supervise one member of the Social Services staff in the facility. The Director of Social Services I is responsible for fostering a climate, policies, and routines that enable residents to maximize their individuality, independence, and dignity. This climate shall provide patients/residents with the highest practical level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being and quality of life DSS5 QUALIFICATIONS: SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Responsibilities/Accountabilities Leadership 1. Develops and maintains a good working rapport with intra-department personnel and meets with administration, medical, and nursing staffs, and other related departments for collaboration and planning. Administrative 1. Plans, organizes, implements, evaluates, and directs a comprehensive Social Services program. 2. Recruits, interviews, selects, supervises, and evaluates, and directs a comprehensive Social Services program. 3. Coordinates and implements Social Services Orientation for new center staff. 4. Assists in determining departmental staffing and budgetary needs. 5. Communicates to the Administrator equipment and supply needs of the Social Services department. 6. Reviews departmental policies and procedures as part of the facilitys interdisciplinary team to assure compliance with federal and state regulations. 7. Participates in Quality Improvement interdisciplinary meetings. 8. Ensures all government, organizational, and state specific requirements for Social Services documentation are met by all staff members. 9. Provides oral and written reports/recommendations to the Administrator concerning the operation of the Social Services Department. 10. Prepares Social Services department for annual survey. 11. Serves as an active contributor in designated center meetings (Morning Meeting, Utilization Management, Customer at Risk, Care Planning, etc.). Advocacy 1. Works with Social Services staff, interdisciplinary team, and administration to promote and protect resident rights and the psychological well being of all patients/residents. Prevents and addresses patient/resident abuse as mandated by law and professional licensure. 2. Identifies and monitors changes and opportunities such as legislation, regulations, and programs that impact nursing home patients/residents. 3. Works with patients/residents, families, significant others and staff to provide support and information for taking a more proactive role in self advocacy to improve the quality of life/care for individual patients/residents. 4. Responds to issues identified by patients/residents and families to determine satisfaction with services. Clinical 1. Assures a comprehensive Psychosocial Assessment is completed for each patient/resident that identifies social, emotional, psychological needs and strengths. Assesses each patient/resident for discharge. 2. Completes or ensures that patient, family, and staff interviews are conducted for completion of relevant MDS sections (i.e. cognitive, mood, behavior, patient goal setting) and Care Area Assessments in accordance with regulation. 3. Assures and participates in the development of a written, interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient/resident that identifies the psychosocial needs/issues of the patient/resident, the goals to be achieved for those needs/issues, and the appropriate Social Services interventions. 4. Provides therapeutic interventions to assist patients/residents in coping with their transition and adjustment to a long-term care facility including the social, emotional, and psychological needs. Oversees this provision by all Social Services staff. 5. Ensures or provides groups for patients/residents and/or family members/significant others as appropriate to meet their needs. 6. Provides support and education to patient/resident and family members/significant others to assist in their understanding of placement and facility issues in addition to referring them to the appropriate Social Service agencies when the facility does not provide the needed services. 7. Facilitates patient/resident transfer throughout the center to ensure a seamless transition and patient/resident adjustment. 8. Serves as a mentor to Social Services staff when applicable and interdisciplinary team members in providing clinical interventions to address catastrophic events that occur during the patient/resident stay in the facility. 9. Serves as a resource and participates as part of the interdisciplinary care team to develop and provide interventions to resolve behavior or mood problems. Education 1. Educates staff regarding the role of Social Services in the facility and the psychosocial needs of the patients/residents and their families/significant others including the problems of aging and disability. 2. Participates in new employee orientation, including but not limited to educating staff regarding residents rights and how to recognize and prevent abuse, neglect and mistreatment. Supports the Nurse Practice Educator in regards to staff education. 3. Educates patients/residents and families/significant others regarding their rights and responsibilities, health care decision making/advance directives, effective problem solving and the extent of community, health and social services that is available to them, including those necessary for effective discharge planning. 4. Attends and participates in continuing education and professional development programs Specific Educational Requirements 1. Bachelors degree from an accredited school of Social Work or related Human Services degree required. 2. Must possess any certifications/licensures as required by State of employment to practice in long term care. 3. 1-3 years of supervised Social Services experience in health care setting working directly with individuals preferred. 4. Additional certification such as Geriatric Case Management, Hospice & Palliative Care, Gerontology, Clinical Social Work, Health Care, Nephrology, Mental Health, and/or Substance Abuse preferred. 5. Management/administrative/supervisory experience preferred.

Keywords: Genesis HealthCare, Clovis , Social Services Director, Executive , Clovis, California

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