Job Description

Aviva, 13525 E 23rd Ave, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America Req #398
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

At Vivage, we’rerecognized as a national leader driving high quality service innovation forseniors and value for our investors. "Vivage" means "celebratingaging" inspiring our focus to create innovative and customer-driven modelsfilled with personalized and meaningful living experiences.

We are a senior healthcare, solution driven company which provides right care.. right place..righttime. Our Mission, Vision and Pillars of Commitment have come from ourcollective personal awareness and professional dedication to the importance ofeach person we serve, each employee we work with, and each business partner wehave. At Vivage we bridge today’s healthcare opportunities with innovativestrategies and solutions.

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Social Worker

The primary responsibility of your job position is to assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing our facility’s social service program 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 resident are met and maintained on an individual basis.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interview residents, or family members, on admission to obtain social history, and assess memory and depression

  • Facilitate care conferences with IDT, patient, and family on admission to review and discuss plan of care

  • Coordinate with community agencies, such as home health, palliative care, hospice, and durable medical equipment companies to establish safe discharge plans

  • Assist with planning, organizing, developing, and directing the overall operation of the Social Services Department

  • Assist with developing and implementing policies and procedures for the identification of the medically related and emotional needs of the resident

  • May assist with Access-A-Ride and Assisted Living applications

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

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

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

  • Record and maintain regular Social Service progress notes indicating response on treatment plans

  • Compile and maintain a social service directory listing

  • Assist in arranging transportation to other facilities when necessary

  • Assist with reviewing and developing a plan for social service deficiencies noted during survey inspections

  • Make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to the Administrator

  • Assist in developing and maintaining a community and social services file of agencies and organizations and organizations that provide assistance to residents

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

  • Performs 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


EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with discharge planning is required

  • Familiarity with community outreach and following up with referrals via phone

  • Some long term care experience preferred

EDUCATION:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an approved school of Social Work 

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



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 3 months

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 include a mental and physical examination

  • 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


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 the maintenance personnel, nursing staff, and other 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 chemical


OTHER:

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

  • Classification: non exempt

 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
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