Social Service Designee
As Social Service Designee, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
- Assist the Program Director/Consultant in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing of the social service programs of this facility.
- Meet with administration, medical and nursing staff, and other related departments in planning social services, as directed.
- Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator concerning the operation of the social service department.
- Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
- Assist in making appointments for the resident/family as requested or appropriate.
- Perform charting duties as necessary.
- Participate in completing appropriate sections of the MDS as necessary.
- Assist in obtaining resources from community social, health and welfare agencies to meet the needs of the resident.
- Record and maintain regular Social Service progress notes indicating response to the treatment plan and/or adjustment to institutional life.
- Maintain a quality working relationship with the medical profession and other health related facilities and organizations.
- Compile and maintain a social service directory listing available community resources.
- Compile information on discharge plans and present to appropriate committee as required.
- Coordinate social service activities with other departments as necessary.
- 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.
- Attend and participate in professional activities and programs.
- Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned, or that may become necessary.
- Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- None required. On-the-job training provided.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.