Position: Social Services Designee


Title Social Services Designee
Salary Negotiable
Location Los Angeles

Social Service Designee

Job Description

As Social Service Designee, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.

Administrative Functions

  1. Assist the Program Director/Consultant in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing of the social service programs of this facility.
  2. Meet with administration, medical and nursing staff, and other related departments in planning social services, as directed.
  3. Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator concerning the operation of the social service department.
  4. Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
  5. Assist in making appointments for the resident/family as requested or appropriate.
  6. Perform charting duties as necessary.
  7. Participate in completing appropriate sections of the MDS as necessary.
  8. Assist in obtaining resources from community social, health and welfare agencies to meet the needs of the resident.
  9. Record and maintain regular Social Service progress notes indicating response to the treatment plan and/or adjustment to institutional life.
  10. Maintain a quality working relationship with the medical profession and other health related facilities and organizations.
  11. Compile and maintain a social service directory listing available community resources.
  12. Compile information on discharge plans and present to appropriate committee as required.
  13. Coordinate social service activities with other departments as necessary.
  14. Assist in the development of and participate in regularly scheduled orientation and in-service training programs in relation to the social, emotional and medical needs of the residents.
  15. Attend and participate in professional activities and programs.
  16. Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned, or that may become necessary.
  1. Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its equivalent.


  1. None required. On-the-job training provided.

Specific Requirements

  1. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  2. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  3. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.


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