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Social Services Director Tendercare Birchwood

Traverse City, MI

Posted on September 22, 2017

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About Social Services Director Tendercare Birchwood

Job Description

Title:
Social Services Director Tendercare Birchwood
Job Code:
17054
Description:
POSITION SUMMARY
LOCATION: TRAVERSE CITY, MI
FACILITY: TENDERCARE BIRCHWOOD

We are seeking an experience Social Services Director to complement our leadership team. Additional responsibilities related to discharge planning, admissions and marketing required.
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•Responsible for initiating and maintaining a comprehensive social services program within the facility.
•Assists residents/patients in the achievement and maintenance of maximum psychosocial functioning and independence.
•Handles resident/patient concerns and assists residents/patients in a respectful and non-judgmental manner, fostering independence and self-determination whenever possible.
•Coordinates a self-governing resident council and arranges for a family council.
•Maintains resident/patient records per federal and state regulations and policies and procedures.
•Makes optimum use of community resources and assists in the facilitation of the resident’s/patient’s discharge planning.
•This position is an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).
•Develops a working relationship with private and public social health and welfare resources in the community.
•Follows all center polices and procedures.
 What we offer:
In order to attract and retain our top notch staff, we offer:
•Premium free health insurance for the first 60 days after hire for FT non-union positions
•Career Advancement opportunities
•Employee Recognition and Center Based Incentives
•Educational Assistance up to $2,500/yr
•Competitive Wages
•Comprehensive Benefit Package, including:
•Medical, Dental, Vision single coverage insurance UNDER $115/month
•401(k) Retirement Program
•Industry leading Paid Time Off Program

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Supervisory Responsibilities
•Makes daily work assignments.
•*Directs the work of employees.
•Schedules lunch and rest breaks
•Authorizes early departure from work.
•Authorizes overtime.
•Reassigns employees from one area to another area as facility needs dictate.
•Prepares written evaluations of assigned employees.
•Enforces facility policies with authority to issue Disciplinary Action Reports as needed.
•Authority to suspend employees for rules violation.
•Initials time records to authorize variances.
•Interviews applicants that will be assigned to his/her area of responsibility.
•Receives and handles employee complaints.
•*Participates in training programs and assists in orientation of new staff.
•Counsels prospective residents/patients and families, as needed, for adequate preparation for admission to the facility, including providing assistance to residents/patients and/or families in obtaining financial services, when needed.
•Meets with new residents/patients to answer questions. Ensures they have been informed of their personal and property rights and obtains information for a social history and assessment. Provides assistance, as needed, to residents/patients and families to ensure a satisfactory adjustment to life in the facility. Addresses difficulties with emotional adjustment to the facility through interviews, counseling, and referrals when indicated. Consults with other disciplines as appropriate.
•Ensures that social services are coordinated with other facility services. Coordinates behavior management programs with the assistance of other departments.
•Develops a relationship with each resident/patient by visiting them regularly. Documents problems and needs. Provides timely and appropriate psychosocial intervention for residents/patients as required. Documents the intervention.
• Informs residents/patients when room change or roommate change is anticipated. Counsels regarding change and follows-up as necessary. Documents resident/patient response.
•Assesses the social, emotional, and spirituals needs of the residents/patients and ensures that the social services intervention is a part of the resident’s/patient’s Plan of Care. Ensures that required social services interventions, as identified in each resident/patient Plan of Care are provided either directly through the department or through outside referrals.
•Ensures that assessments are initiated and completed according to the resident’s/patient’s Level of Care, as required.
•Monitors and collaborates with outside agencies to ensure quality interventions and communicates these interventions and outcomes to the team through the appropriate Clinical Meeting and as required.
•Actively participates in the daily Clinical Operations Meeting. Explains Plan of Care process and introduces applicable Interdisciplinary Team members to the residents/patients and/or families.
•Informs residents/patients and/or families of the date and time of Resident/Patient and/or Family conferences. Attends and p… For full info follow application link.

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