Consulate Health Care Director of Social Services in Lakeland, Florida
Job ID 78749
Position Location US-FL-Lakeland
Facility Name Consulate Health Care of Lakeland
Job Category Social Services
Position Location : Street 5245 North Socrum Loop Road
Position Location : Zip 33809-4253
Position Status FT is 35+ HOURS WK
An extraordinary opportunity to be a part of a culture you can be proud of by joining one of the nation's top Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing health care providers at our dynamic facility located in Lakeland, FL.
As one of America’s top leading providers of medical services and rehabilitation for elderly patients in communities across the nation, Consulate Health Care provides the highest standard of services for short-term and long-term care needs. Our professionals impact our organization, our clients, and their families in a variety of constructive ways, every day. Even as we’ve grown to become the sixth-largest provider in the nation and the largest in the Sunshine State, it’s the little things we do while fulfilling our mission statement of “Providing Service with Our Hearts and Hands” that really make the difference. A position with Consulate Health Care means more than just a paycheck. We believe in creating a positive environment that reinforces your efforts to succeed and supports your long-term career development. We offer the opportunity to work with large corporation, but with the benefit of a small company feel!
Purpose of Your Position
As Director of Social Services (Resident & Family Services), you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Responsible for providing services to respond to the emotional needs of the residents and their families.You will also assist with resident admissions and the referral process. No direct supervisory function.
Duties and Responsibilities
Keep abreast of current federal and state regulations, as well as professional standards, and make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to the Executive Director.
Implement policies and procedures for the identification of medically related social and emotional needs of the resident.
Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family.
Participate in discharge planning; development and implementation of social care plans; and resident assessments.
Provide consultation to members of our staff, community agencies, etc., in efforts to solve the needs and problems of the resident through the development of social service programs.
Review and develop a plan of correction for social service deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy of such to the Executive Director.
Maintain a reference library of written material, laws, standards of practice, etc., necessary for complying with current standards and regulations, and that will provide assistance in maintaining quality social service.
Conduct and document a social services evaluation, including identification of resident problems/needs.
Maintain communications with caseworkers.
Provide social work consultation to residents, families, and staff, as required.
Participate in and/or provide in-service education sessions.
Participate in the quality improvement process of the facility.
Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities.
Director of Resident Services and Family Services II- Preceptor.
May be trained and assigned to perform the Customer Care Liaison duties as needed.
Education and Experience
Must possess, as a minimum, a Bachelors Degree and either a LSW or MSW from an approved school of Social Work.
Minimum of one (1) year experience.
Demonstrated ability to assess resident needs, develop, and implement a plan of care and coordinate the discharge planning process.
Must possess knowledge of accreditation standard and compliance requirements.
Must be a member in good standing in the National Association of Social Workers.