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Social Services Director

Company: Oak Lawn Respiratory & Rehabilitation Center
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description The Social Services Director is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing social service programs. Must assure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the resident are met/maintained on an individual basis; safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of all residents of the facility. The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works separately and in groups with residents, families, facility staff, and representatives of community agencies, institutions and organizations; document all activity as required Greets new residents in the facility and orient them to the building and staff Maintains appropriate departmental documentation: Assesses all new residents upon admission and complete the social service initial admission notes, social history, social assessment, and discharge planning when appropriate Writes quarterly and annual updates of Social Assessment and Social History Records all significant events in resident's life and social service contacts Informs and educates residents/families/legal representatives regarding the importance of funeral and other pre-arrangements and follow up with their completion Completes care plan as needed and follow through with approach and goals developed Interviews residents/families as necessary and in a private setting Assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures for identifying the medically related social and emotional needs of residents Maintains as much personal contact as possible with the resident and his/her family or guardian in order to continue good relations and to determine changing conditions and needs Communicates with the elderly with communication problems and relay their needs/concerns to family, facility, and community agencies Participates and coordinates room changes and make calls to families when necessary. Distributes list of changes to each involved department and document each room change Addresses problems of residents and families and attempt to reconcile differences Attends Care Plan, social services, admissions, rehabilitation, marketing, Performance Improvement, and Medicare meetings, in-service educational classes, and on-the-job training programs as deemed appropriate Coordinates discharge planning and maintain ongoing notes regarding discharge planning for appropriate residents EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelors Degree in Psychology or Sociology a B.A. or M.A in Social Work or a Licensed Clinical Social Workers Certificate Long term care or healthcare setting experience required Management of a team expereince experience required Benefit Package Includes: Excellent Pay Flexible Scheduling Paid Vacation Time Paid Sick Time Group Health Insurance / Dental & Vision / Life Insurance / Disability / Retirement Paid Birthday Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, our company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: Oak Lawn Respiratory & Rehabilitation Center, Oak Lawn , Social Services Director, Executive , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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