Job Description

Summit, 500 Geneva St, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America Req #77
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Social Services Director

The primary responsibility of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Social Services Department following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities. You are entrusted to ensure that the medically related and emotional social needs of the residents are met and maintained on an individual basis.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, maintain, evaluate, and direct social service programs, including but not limited to, psycho-pharmacology, behavior management and memory care

  • Interview, select staffing personnel and provide them with Skilled Nursing Facility Social Services Orientation, with the support of Social Services Quality Improvement Consultant

  • Implement Social Services policies and procedures

  • Educate the department’s policies and procedures to employees, residents, visitors, government agencies, etc

  • Interview residents, or family members, as necessary to obtain social history

  • Assist in the scheduling of Care Conferences, and completion of Psychosocial Care Plans and Assessments

  • Participate in the admission, discharge, MDS coordination, etc. of the department

  • Coordinate and Facilitate Psychotropic Medication Committee

  • Provide consultation to members of our staff, community agencies, etc., in efforts to solve the needs and challenges of the resident

  • Maintain a quality working relationship with the medical profession, quality improvement consultants and other health related facilities

  • Coordinate social service activities with other departments

  • Assist in arranging transportation for Residents when necessary

  • Develop and maintain an updated file of agencies and organizations that provide assistance to residents

  • Review and develop a plan of correction for Social Services deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy to the Administrator

  • Train and mentor Social Service personnel as necessary

  • Schedule department working hours

  • Maintain current written records of department expenditures

  • Demonstrate a passion for person-centered care as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors

  • Maintain and support a culture of compliance, ethics and integrity

  • Maintain confidentiality and rights of resident, family, employee, and facility information in compliance with PHI HIPAA policies and applicable regulations

  • Maintain safe work environment and exhibits safe work practices

  • Participate in facility QAPI process

  • Collaborate with Business Office Manager on resident financial status 

  • Perform all other duties as requested

TALENT:

Relationship Building

Have a caring attitude and sincere interest in others

Demonstrate friendliness and enthusiasm

Build relationships with all types of people

 

Influencing

Communicate effectively

 

Executing

Self-directed

Ability to organize and prioritize

Ability to exercise judgment and display understanding

Detail oriented and follow through

 

Strategic Thinking

Solve problems effectively

Creative in coming up with options and variety

Curiosity and desire to learn 


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served

  • Must be knowledgeable of laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing facility administrative procedures

  • Must be knowledgeable of computer systems, system applications, and other office equipment


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree from an approved school of Social Work or a bachelor’s degree in a human service field including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology.  Masters degree preferred.

  • Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related medical facility

JOB TRAINING: 

  • How long it usually takes to completely perform this job when the incumbent has the minimum knowledge, skills, ability, work experience and/or education: up to 1 year


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in all areas of the facility

  • Moves intermittently during working hours

  • Is subject to frequent interruptions

  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances

  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc

  • Communicates with facility staff and department supervisors

  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary

  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)

  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants

  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses

  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS (with or without aide of medical devices)

  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility

  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which may include a mental and physical examination

  • The physical and sensory requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Works in facility and is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch , talk and hear

  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met

  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and /or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet

  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations

OTHER:

  • This is a full-time position with benefits

  • Must maintain a valid, unrestricted Colorado driver’s license

  • Classification: non exempt

 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
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