Director of Social Services

Job Description


Our successful candidate for the Director of Social Services position at Stonerise Moundsville will have:
  • Baccalaureate degree in Social Services or equivalent
  • Licensure in state of West Virginia as Social Worker
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a Social Services position in health care setting


Summary : The Social Service Director implementsand manages the overall daily functioning and programing in accordance withpolicy and compliance standards for the Social Service Department. Supervises the Social Services Department forthe Center.

PRIMARYRESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Maintainsworking knowledge of company, Center, and the Social Services program,policies, procedures, and standards including the implementation ofsocial/function-oriented model of patient care. Maintains compliance, qualitycontrol and delegates properly to obtain goals.

2. Manages and assumes authority, responsibility and accountability forthe department.

3. Supervises the Social Workers duties and responsibilities to assure compliancewith Center policy and procedures, and the regulations that govern long termcare.

4. Recruits and onboards new Social Workers hires, conducts performanceevaluations and educates Center Social Workers.

5. Ensures thedelivery of compassionate quality of care approach to patients and ensurestheir care needs are met.

6. Is a member of the interdisciplinaryteam in the development and maintenance of the social service and activityportions of the plan of care for each patient.

7. Communicateswith other disciplines to evaluate patient responses to interventions, suggestsalternative approaches, and revises and updates plans of care to reflectprogress towards goals.

8. Performs dailyrounds of the Center to inspect the care environment, evaluate staffing needs,and monitor compliance

9. Acts promptlyto resolve issues directly with staff members and/or reports relevant concernsto CEO/Administrator.

10. Promptly reportsproblems, significant changes in condition, injuries, and familydissatisfaction to nursing services and provides timely responses to inquiriesof same.

11. Assists team toeffectively manage patient behavioral issues and interventions.

12. Responds to questions and issuesidentified by patients/residents and families to determine satisfaction withservices.

13. Provides timelyand appropriate charting, documentation, and record keeping.

14. Develops patient'sdaily, weekly, and monthly schedules.

15. Develops andmaintains Family Resource Center on-site.

16. Attendsfacilitator meetings and other pertinent educational programs as approved.

17. Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION

1. Master's degree preferred in a related field required (psychology,social work, sociology, recreational therapy)

2. Requires licensure in health care field per WV state code

3. Minimum of three yearshuman services experience with two years working with dementia or Alzheimer'scare/patients preferred

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