Job Description Caring employeesmake the difference!! At American Senior Communities, we C.A.R.E! * C
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These are the core values at American Senior Communities. They are our guidingprinciples to help each of us make the right choices. They not only frame ourdecisions, but they also guide our actions. These values provide the frameworkfor all of our relationships with our customers, staff, family members, andcommunity at large. Areyou ready to make a difference?
Weare currently accepting applications for the following position: Social Services Director
The SocialServices Director provides medically-related social services to attain ormaintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-beingof each resident; and shares a responsibility toward creating and sustaining anenvironment that humanizes and individualizes each residents living area.ESSENTIALPOSITION FUNCTIONS:
We offer attractive compensation and an excellent benefitspackage including:
Assesses each resident’s psychosocial needs and develops a plan for providing care.
Reviews resident’s needs and care plan with progress notes indicating implementation of methods to respond to identified needs.
Provides assistance to residents and spouses to utilize community resources through referral when the services needed are not provided by the facility.
Provides assistance to residents in adjusting to the facility, exercising rights as residents, and promoting the continuance of relationships with the family and community.
Provides assistance/guidance to residents in dealing with roommate conflicts and/or room changes.
Mediates and must be able to deal tactfully and professionally with issues that arise among residents and their families and/or assigned ombudsman.
Advises appropriate referrals to minimize social and economic obstacles to discharge.
Coordinates discharge planning and communicates to those who need to know any obstacles the resident may have upon discharge.
Coordinates relocation planning, including advice and referral to community resources before or during relocation.
Establishes a positive and socially therapeutic environment through staff training and input on policies and procedures.
Promotes a facility and community interaction and living environment.
- Collaborates with other departments, physicians, consultants, community agencies, and institutions to improve quality of services and to resolve identified problems.
Spends a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes per resident per week for social service duties.
- Assists Executive Director with preparation for long-term care survey. Actively participates in long-term care survey process by instructing staff in matters of conduct and disclosure, maintaining a presence at all times surveyors are on-site and directing the timely collection of information required by the survey team. Demonstrates concern for identified problems and undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress if appropriate. Gathers and presents supplemental documentation to avoid potential deficiencies.
Group medical/dental/ vision/life insurance 401(k) Retirement Plan Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays Disability Insurance Tuition Assistance Room forAdvancementYear End BonusVerizon andSprint Cell Phone DiscountO2ne Program –Paid LPN and RN TrainingReferral Bonusesup to $1000YMCA DiscountsAND NOW OFFERING…25% off tuition at any HarrisonCollege Location!
Demonstrates C.A.R.E. values to our residents, family members, customersand staff.
Bachelor’s degree in social work or in a human services field required.
Previous socialservices experience preferred.
About this company
At a time when home and health services are seen as fragmented and, consequently, frustrating, where can today’s senior adults find a housing community to call home? That was our challenge, and the reason we created American Senior Communities. We’ve created senior living communities specifically designed to serve today’s seniors by providing a multitude of lifestyle choices with integrated services and amenities.
Each American Senior Community is part of the neighborhood in which it exists. Our leaders and staff live in surrounding areas and know the community well. We value the same things in life that you do. The foundation of our senior living communities is based on the knowledge that we’ll be part of your neighborhood for many, many years.
When someone chooses to live in one of our retirement communities or health care facilities, we become an extension of their family. We take the time to get to know each of our residents and their families on a personal level. Our communities are made up of individuals, and with that in mind, we focus on serving individual need