Social worker needed for full-time, temporary position (6-8 weeks) in Montgomery County.
Focuses on the emotional and pyscho-social wellness needs of all residents. The Social Worker's role involves acting as a liaison between the residents, family and staff; improving communication and relationships; and acting as an advocate for residents. The Social Worker is essential to providing a "holistic" level of care for the residents.
Assesses and provides any aspect of social services to meet the social and emotional needs of each resident. Educates staff members relative to the needs of residents, participates in meetings, and participates as an active member of the interdisciplinary team.
Coordinates available resources as needed to address the needs of the residents. Promotes and supports the socialization, spiritual and emotional needs of residents through collaboration with the resident, their families and other personnel.
Advocates for residents and their families and works within the organization through the transition of the continuum of care and completes required documentation. Assists with and educates residents on entitlement programs and available resources that may be of benefit to the resident.
May assist with resident support plans/care plans to promote and to enhance their quality of life.
Maintains documentation as required by regulations and organizational policies. May be required to facilitate Care Conferences. May be required to coordinate resident admissions. Completes or assists with resident assessments. Acts as Liaison Between hospital /facility & resident to ensure appropriate level of care.
BSW with one year supervised social work experience in health care setting working directly with individuals. Knowledge of HIPPA rules and regulations and of regulations and guidelines governing long-term care. Experience working with geriatric persons or working with dementia residents a plus. Ability to handle multiple responsibilities. Simultaneously, has ability to prioritize work and to address emergencies as they may occur. Experience providing quality customer services including needs assessment, meeting quality standards, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Ability to encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.