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Director of Social Services

Department: Nursing
Location: Johnson City, NY

Susquehanna Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is seeking a full-time Licensed Social Worker for their Director of Social Services opening. Experience in a long-term care setting is preferred. Susquehanna provides competitive pay based on experience, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance, generous paid time off, and 401k with company match.

Hours: 40 hours per week (salaried)


JOB DESCRIPTION

Plan, develop, implement and evaluate social services programs and activities. Ensure quality and safe delivery of services that reflect the nursing home's philosophy and standard of care.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1. Responsible for functions of the social services department and ensures that all social service functions are carried out through appropriate policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations.

2. Provide on-going supervision of social work staff as they carry out their daily social work functions and conduct periodic evaluations of their performance as are required by the facility.

3. Provide consultation and education for the staff of the facility regarding residents' social needs and residents' rights.

4. Responsible for coordinating weekly interdisciplinary resident care conferences and comprehensive interdisciplinary discharge planning, as needed. Acts as the residents' advocate in relationships with the nursing home, family and outside agencies.

5. Maintains relationships with psychologists; manages psychological services and referrals.

6. Serves as a resident advocate throughout their stay in the facility to ensure resident rights, advance directives, end of life and counseling services are provided to meet psychosocial needs.

7. Handles resident and family concerns and are involved in the resident/family counsels.

 

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

License in Social Work required.

Long-term care experience is preferred.

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