Social Services Coordinator in 7200 Third Avenue, Sykesville, MD 21784 at Fairhaven

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Join our team at Acts Retirement-Life Communities! Acts has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Summary Statement:

Provides residents and their families with medically related social service intervention.

Essential Job Functions

• Participates in the health care center admission process with the assistance and consultation of the Nursing Home Administer (NHA) and Director of Nursing (DON).
• Assesses the psycho social needs of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Care residents and provides supportive services to residents and families, as needed.
• Develops and maintains good working relationships with outside agencies.
• Ensures that adequate records of psycho social information and social service interventions are maintained in compliance with all federal, state and corporate rules and regulations.
• Develops and implements a total social service program that will enrich the psycho social needs of residents and their families, including establishing and facilitating various support groups.
• Works in close collaboration with physicians and other health care personnel in resident evaluation and treatment to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying residents’ health problems.
• Communicates with Director of Resident Nursing to review current status and needs of residents being discharged back to apartments.
• Makes all necessary referrals to both in-house and outside home health agencies.
• Works with consultants to review documentation and assess residents’ needs to provide appropriate social service intervention, as needed.
• May perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary

• General knowledge of social services required in medical/health settings.
• Good interpersonal skills.

The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru the completion of a Bachelor degree in social services or related field in addition to the minimum of two years experience in a long term care setting.
On the job training of ..................will be required to learn [example: the specific computer programs and company procedures].

Physical Demands

• Lifting and carrying short distances up to 10 pounds occasionally.
• Sitting frequently.
• Walking short to moderate distances occasionally.
• Reaching below knees to overhead occasionally.
• Able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation and writing frequently.
• Talking and hearing in person and on telephone.
• Clear speaking voice.
• Near acuity.

Environmental Conditions

• Inside - 100%.
• Hazards: Blood borne pathogens, Infectious diseases