Job Description

Social Services Director (Job-010738)

Are you seeking to join an organization that has Revolutionary Ideas that are transforming the long-term care industry?

If so, Signature HealthCARE LLC. is the place for you! Signature is opposing the status quo and bringing about a radical transformation in attitude, quality care and quality of life. We are taking a stand and restoring dignity, compassion and trust

We are currently recruiting for a self- motivated individual with a team oriented attitude to fill our Social Services Director position in Beattyville, KY.

Identify and provide for each resident’s social, emotional and psychological needs, and the continuing development of the resident’s full potential during his/her stay at the facility and to assist in the planning for his/her discharge.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Management duties including, but not limited to, hiring, training and developing, coaching and counseling, and terminating department staff, as deemed necessary.
• Ensure that corrective action is administered fairly and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, as necessary.
• Provide timely and accurate completion of Social Services portion of the MDS, Resident Assessment Protocols, Resident Care Plan, and Progress Notes as well as Social Services Assessment, and other forms as required by the Administrator in order to comply with federal and state regulations and facility policies and procedures.
• Assist residents and families with social, emotional, and family issues.
• Participate in resident care planning by identifying the social and emotional needs of the residents in accordance with the medical assessment.
• Maintain progress notes for each resident as required by company policy and state and federal regulations, indicating response to the treatment plan and adjustment to facility life. Progress notes shall be recorded on the appropriate form and placed on the residents chart in compliance with state and federal regulations. Progress notes must reflect progress made regarding problems identified in the Plan of Care.
• Make referrals to support agencies when the need for such services is determined by the interdisciplinary team, keeping records of such referrals.
• Participate in the development of discharge plans as appropriate and prepare the resident for transition.
• Serve as general information source for families, residents and the public.
• Visit residents and perform needed services such as communicating with the family or friends, utilizing community resources, and informing the resident and/or legal representative of the Residents’ Rights.
• Coordinate logistics and content for monthly Family Council Meetings.
• Coordinate resident room changes.
• Contact the resident or legal representative and invite to care plan meetings to participate in evaluation of the resident.
• Maintain contact with the resident, legal representative, and other family members approved by the resident or legal representative, involving them in the resident’s total care and providing them with information on the resident’s status as requested or appropriate.
• Work with Activity Coordinator on providing requested effects for residents who do not have family support.
• Promote favorable working conditions and relationships with the administration, medical staff, physicians, consultants, other departments, residents, family members, volunteers, agencies, and any other individual or group affiliated with the facility.
• Work closely with the facility mental health provider to insure that all resident psychosocial needs are identified, referrals are made, and services are provided.
• Assist in the education of the community regarding aging, rights of residents, facility services and other related topics.
• Orient the resident to the long-term care environment and facilitate adjustment upon placement.
• Other special projects and duties, as assigned.

We have competitive salaries based upon experience and GREAT BENEFITS - Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee referral bonus program, paid time off (PTO), 401K and so much more!!

Please call or email me with any questions you may have.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Kim Varco
Clinical Recruiter
Signature Consulting Services, LLC
855.662.9500 Toll Free
502.259.0165 FAX

Job Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in social work, sociology or psychology regardless of facility bed size.
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, or bachelor’s degree in a human services field including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology; AND
• One (1) year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals
o Approval from Home Office if no educational degree or if educational degree is other than those listed above AND
o Approved social work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals
• Effective verbal and written English communication skills.
• Highest level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to communicate at all levels of organization and work well within a team environment in support of company objectives.
• Customer service oriented with the ability to work well under pressure.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, coordinate and simultaneously maintain multiple projects with high level of quality and productivity.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision, take initiative and make independent decisions.
• Ability to deal with new tasks without the benefit of written procedures.
• Approachable, flexible and adaptable to change.

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