Social Services Director Tendercare Birchwood
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.
â¢Responsible for initiating and maintaining a comprehensive social services program within the facility.
â¢Assists residents/patients in the achievement and maintenance of maximum psychosocial functioning and independence.
â¢Handles resident/patient concerns and assists residents/patients in a respectful and non-judgmental manner, fostering independence and self-determination whenever possible.
â¢Coordinates a self-governing resident council and arranges for a family council.
â¢Maintains resident/patient records per federal and state regulations and policies and procedures.
â¢Makes optimum use of community resources and assists in the facilitation of the resident’s/patient’s discharge planning.
â¢This position is an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).
â¢Develops a working relationship with private and public social health and welfare resources in the community.
â¢Follows all center polices and procedures.
Â What we offer:
In order to attract and retain our top notch staff, we offer:
â¢Premium free health insurance for the first 60 days after hire for FT non-union positions
â¢Career Advancement opportunities
â¢Employee Recognition and Center Based Incentives
â¢Educational Assistance up to $2,500/yr
â¢Comprehensive Benefit Package, including:
â¢Medical, Dental, Vision single coverage insurance UNDER $115/month
â¢401(k) Retirement Program
â¢Industry leading Paid Time Off Program
â¢Makes daily work assignments.
â¢*Directs the work of employees.
â¢Schedules lunch and rest breaks
â¢Authorizes early departure from work.
â¢Reassigns employees from one area to another area as facility needs dictate.
â¢Prepares written evaluations of assigned employees.
â¢Enforces facility policies with authority to issue Disciplinary Action Reports as needed.
â¢Authority to suspend employees for rules violation.
â¢Initials time records to authorize variances.
â¢Interviews applicants that will be assigned to his/her area of responsibility.
â¢Receives and handles employee complaints.
â¢*Participates in training programs and assists in orientation of new staff.
â¢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.
â¢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.
â¢Ensures that social services are coordinated with other facility services. Coordinates behavior management programs with the assistance of other departments.
â¢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.
â¢ Informs residents/patients when room change or roommate change is anticipated. Counsels regarding change and follows-up as necessary. Documents resident/patient response.
â¢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.
â¢Ensures that assessments are initiated and completed according to the resident’s/patient’s Level of Care, as required.
â¢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.
â¢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.
â¢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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