Director, Social Services
Northridge, CA, USA | Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
Industry:Healthcare - Hospitals
Job Description:53 people have viewed this job
Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
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 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.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
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.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
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.
Knowledge and Skills
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.
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