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Director of Social Services, New Castle County 

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Director of Social Services needed for full-time, temporary position in New Castle County.

Plans, organizes, develops, and directs the social service programs to ensure that the medical-related emotional and social needs of the residents are met and maintained on an individual basis. Assesses and identifies medical-related social and emotional needs of the residents.

  • Develops and implements social care plans with the involvement of the resident, his/her family, physician, and other nursing care staff.
  • Consults with physicians and healthcare team members in dealing with psychosocial factors relating to residents' illnesses, treatments, and discharge plans.
  • Provides discharge planning, including referrals to community and family social services.
  • Assists residents with financial and legal matters; provides or arranges for counseling.
  • Assists residents with how to make decisions about their health.
  • Directly supervises staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities following the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; completing performance reviews; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Possesses knowledge of federal and state regulations, including Medicare/Medicaid, to arrange for needed services not covered by state regulations.
  • Assists with the resident admission process.
  • Orients and trains employees on social services policies and procedures to ensure understanding and support.
  • Monitors supply and equipment needs and budgets.
  • Implements policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Develops and maintain community liaison activities.
Position Requirements

BSW or MSW required.


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