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Director of Social Services – Crowne Health Care of Montgomery – Crowne Health Care of Montgomery

Description:

Crowne Health Care of Montgomery is currently accepting applications for Director of Social Services within our long-term care facility specializing in geriatrics. Employee must be committed to a job well done, dependability, flexibility, accountability, and a positive attitude. Must enjoy working with our residents and families.

Posted: May 01, 2021
Job ID: 1861820210501
Location: Crowne Health Care of Montgomery
Position Type: Director of Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Our Mission Statement: "Quality Care is Our Commitment"

Director of Social Services Benefits:

  • 401(k) and 401(k) matching
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Health and Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Flexible spending account, Life insurance and Vision insurance
  • Paid time off

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Director of Social Services Qualifications:

  • Licensed Social Worker in the State of Alabama
  • Nursing home experience preferred but willing to train the right candidate.

Director of Social Services Essential Job Functions:

  • The Social Services Director will work with residents in the nursing home by identifying their psychosocial, mental and emotional needs along with providing, developing, and/or aiding in the access of services to meet those needs. Services will be provided in accordance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics along with strict adherence to government regulations. The nursing home social worker is responsible for fostering a climate, policies and routines that enable residents to maximize their individuality, independence and dignity. This climate shall provide residents with the highest practical level of physical, mental and psychosocial well-being and quality of life.
  • Qualifications
  • Academic: Academic credentials as mandated by current state licensure requirements
  • Experience: Prior work with elders in a community or long-term care setting is preferred
  • Skills: The nursing home social worker must have skills in communication, assessment and social work methods and techniques. He/she should be able to work effectively with a variety of disciplines in an individual and team setting. He/she should have a working understanding of social systems along with the ability to implement pertinent state and federal regulations.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • In fulfilling his or her primary duties and responsibilities, the nursing home social worker shall exercise professional judgment in carrying out a variety of activities that maximize the well-being and quality of life of residents.
  • Administrative
  • Review facility policies and procedures as part of the facility’s interdisciplinary team to assure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Participate in reviewing and setting policies concerning resident care and quality of life.
  • Participate in developing facility social work policies.
  • Develop, maintain and utilize a listing of current community resources that are useful to residents and their families/significant others.
  • Participate in quality assurance and interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Understand and meet all government requirements for social service documentation.
  • Document progress in meeting the psychosocial needs of residents.
  • Work with the interdisciplinary team and administration to promote and protect resident rights and the psychological well being of each resident. Prevent and address resident abuse as mandated by law and professional licensure.
  • Identify community changes and opportunities such as legislation, regulations and programs that affect nursing home residents.
  • Work with residents, families, significant others and staff to provide support, information and organization for taking a more proactive role in self advocacy to improve the quality of life/care for individual residents and those who live and work within the nursing home and the community at large.
  • Clinical
  • Complete a social history and psychosocial assessment for each resident that identifies social, emotional, and psychological needs.
  • Participate in the development of a written, interdisciplinary plan of care for each resident that identifies the psychosocial needs/issues of the resident, the goals to be accomplished for those needs/issues, and the appropriate social worker interventions.
  • Ensure or provide therapeutic interventions to assist residents in coping with their transition and adjustment to a long-term care facility, including their social, emotional, and psychological needs.
  • Ensure or provide support and education to residents/family members/significant others to assist in their understanding of placement and facility issues in addition to referring them to the appropriate social service agencies when the facility does not provide the needed services.
  • Provide groups for residents/family members/significant others as appropriate to their needs.
  • Provide clinical interventions to address catastrophic events that occur during the resident’s stay in the facility.
  • Coordinate the resident discharge planning process and make referrals for appropriate home care services prior to the resident’s return to the community.
  • Educate residents and families/significant others regarding their rights and responsibilities, effective problem solving and the extent of community, health and social services that are available to them, including those necessary for effective discharge planning.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

5 Rewards of Being a Nurse at Crowne Health Care

Nursing is a lucrative and rewarding career, but most nurses agree that finding your niche is the key to happiness on the job. Maybe you haven’t quite found your forte in the field yet, but at Crowne Health Care, we believe that working with the elderly provides many rewards that you just can’t find in any other sector of healthcare.

Here are 5 rewards of working with the elderly at one of our many Crowne Health Care locations:

1. You make a difference.

Although you would make a difference in any sector of healthcare as a nurse, you truly make a profound difference in the lives of your residents when you work at Crowne Health Care. Because our residents at Crowne need so much attentive care in their daily activities, you are the person who helps them retain their dignity and independence in the latter stages of their lives. It is truly such a reward to know that you took a day that could have been very difficult and turned it into a day full of joy, fun, and peace.

2. You're appreciated.

In many sectors of nursing, your day-to-day life can be really tough, and you may go for weeks without any sign of appreciation from your residents. That is not the case when you work for Crowne. Our residents care a great deal for their care staff, as they are often interact with nurses more often than their own families. Every little thing that you do at Crowne makes a huge impact on the quality of life for our elderly residents. It’s one of the best feelings to be appreciated, and at Crowne, you can be sure that you’re valued for all you do.

3. You can learn from your residents.

Many of our residents have lived full and interesting lives before they took up residency at Crowne, so listening to their stories and experiences give you knowledge that you’d likely never accrue in a different nursing position. Their memories can give you wonderful insight into a different time and can enable you to understand more about history as well as the human experience from another point of view. Most people who work with elderly residents agree that this is one of the most rewarding factors of their job.

4. It gives you some perspective.

We all live such busy lives that we hardly think of what’s to come in our own futures, but working at Crowne really puts into perspective what it’s like to age and how to prepare for what’s to come when we do grow to be senior citizens. We take for granted so much in our lives, but working with our special residents teaches you to not only appreciate your independence but also helps to hone your ability to empathize with the elderly people who share our demanding world.

5. It's a BLAST!

Working with our residents takes your ordinary day and makes it extraordinary! At Crowne, we have regular activities to get involved in, some great events to enjoy, and—best of all—we have the pleasure of working with some truly fantastic and funny individuals! Our residents come up with hilarious jokes and riveting stories that can keep you entertained for hours. What’s more is that they truly enjoy the time they spend engaging with you. We want our residents to get well, go home, and have a blast during the process! Unlike many other nursing positions, you’ll leave each day with a funny or touching moment when you work at Crowne.

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