Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Overview:  Responsible for evaluating  psychosocial, functional needs,  delivery and oversight of professional social work services to residents residing in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Conducts Pre-Residency assessments of potential residents.
  2. Ensure building has 3877/3878 on file for all residents in Skilled Nursing as appropriate.
  3. Maintains records on all residents served and documents activity as appropriate.
  4. Directs daily operations of the Social Work division by planning, organizing, and supervising administrative, professional, and clinical activities across the continuum of care.
  5. Responsible for completing and maintaining all relevant MDS assessments, BIMS scores and psych consents for skilled nursing residents per State guidelines.
  6. Monitors the needs of residents routinely and maintains a list of those at risk for a functional decline.
  7. Provide case/care management of Medicare, private insurance and private pay residents.
  8. Coordinates interdisciplinary service plan meetings with residents/relatives.
  9. Participates in events/meetings in Assisted Living regarding residents or family needs.
  10. Provides references for mental health treatment and assists as needed.
  11. Facilitates esidents, family members and staff education on end of life services and options as needed.
  12. Works worth IDT team to ensure Residents needs are met.
  13. Educate Residents and family members about importance of Advance Directives, and facilities completion, signing, and filing for documents.
  14. Performs all responsibilities with respect for resident rights.
  15. Develops training and educational programs that address the goals and mission of Social Work.
  16. Directs the formulation, development, and monitoring of the division’s budget to assure cost containment provisions are met.
  17. Develops and maintains professional standards of conduct and performance in accordance with accepted social work practice and appropriate regulatory agencies.
  18. Develops and maintains Social Work policies and procedures related to administrative activities, professional services, and organizational issues.
  19. Monitors, tracks, and analyzes departmental productivity and services provided within Social Work.
  20. May provide direct social work services to residents, including evaluation, crisis intervention, individual, group, and/or family support, psychological and cognitive assessment, consultation/education, referrals, screenings, etc.
  21. Participates in the coordination of services to residents through appropriate staff committees and departmental meetings.
  22. Develops and maintains strength based relationships with other department managers and staff in order to promote proficient communication and teamwork.
  23. Develops and oversees programs that support the transition process for residents.
  24. Markets and promotes all Social Work programs and services.
  25. Maintains confidentiality of resident and staff information.
  26. Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Strong leadership skills and clinical abilities; ability to manage multiple projects well; positive communicator and active listener.

Computer skills required: Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software.

Ability to initiate programs within the department and to be a proactive problem solver for staff, residents, and their family members or representatives.

 Education and/or Experience:  Social Degree (BSW or MSW) preferred.  Minimum education requirements as per State Licensure (i.e., Michigan LBSW is acceptable).  At least two years of Social work experience in health care setting preferably skilled nursing. Knowledge of geriatric population and dementia preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Supervises Social Workers and/or Social Work Coordinators in the SNF and AL environment.  Provides clinical supervision to advanced licensure candidates, if qualified by State Board requirements.

Language Skills:  Ability to read, write and speak in English.

 License, Certificates, Registration: Social work licensure and/or certification as required by State Board. If the individual state does not require Social work license to practice Social work, then no licensure is needed.

 Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keyboard repetitive motion; walking, stooping, bending, and standing.


This job description is a general description of the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not to be interpreted as a complete list of the duties or requirements of this position.

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