Director, Social Services

  • Brookdale
  • Lisle, IL, USA
  • Jun 22, 2020
Full time Other

Job Description

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  • 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 in accordance with 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 budget.
  • Implements policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Develops and maintains community liaison activities.
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B.S.) in Social Work from four-year college or university; and minimum of two years related supervisory experience and/or training.
  • ACSW registration
  • Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline.