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Social Services Director

Company Name:
Diversicare Healthcare Services & Diversicare Ther
Make a Difference in our Residents'' Lives!
We are seeking a Social Services Director that has a passion for providing the highest quality of care with compassion and integrity!
We live our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, and Teamwork & Stewardship every day with every life we touch, providing exceptional healthcare and exceeding expectations.
1. Assists in pre-admission and admission process with customers; aids clients in adjusting to nursing home placement.
2. Interviews residents and families to obtain relevant past and present adjustments, behavior and lifestyle.
3. Documents progress and updates plans of care at the interdisciplinary care conference.
4. Arranges transportation, makes appointments and acts as a liaison between all departments, residents' families and outside agencies.
5. Assists in handling and accepting placement through one-on-one counseling and group work.
6. Ascertains potential and develops discharge plans when clients are admitted.
7. Arranges for post discharge services and follow-up care.
8. Assesses emotional, financial, spiritual, educational and social needs of residents; ensures those needs are Manager, Education & Training by the facility or through the use of outside agencies.
9. Acts as resident/family advocate and ensure the resident is knowledgeable in and exercises his/her rights.
10. Responsible for organizing and conduction of Family Counsel Meetings and maintaining minutes of the meeting.
11. Maintains effective communication with residents, families, healthcare professionals and facility staff.
1. A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or Human Services field.
2. One year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting, working directly with patients and families.
3. Experience in working with health and welfare agency personnel.
4. Ability to work with a variety of people in situations varying from community and nursing home planning.
5. Able to make decisions concerning procedures based on evaluations and interpretations of case histories.
Date: 2014-04-14
Country: US
State: KY
City: Louisville
Postal Code: 40205
Category: Social Services
Job Type: Regular Full-Time

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