Dycora Transitional Health & Living 501 Coord Social Services in Visalia, California
501 Coord Social Services
You know our patients are much more than just customers as a Social Services Coordinator at Dycora. Our patients are family, and with your help, we can ensure that all their social, emotional and psychological needs are met. Partnering with the our professional and collaborative staff, you'll help our patients reach their full potential during their stay at our facilities and after discharge. Your job is vital to making sure our patients and their families are as comfortable as possible and are treated with the utmost respect during challenging times. Let our patients know they're family as a Social Services Coordinator.
Develop a social history, social assessment and care plan which identifies pertinent problems and needs, realistic goals to be accomplished and the specific action to be taken in resolution of the problems and/or needs upon admission of each new resident.
Actively participate in interdisciplinary Care Plan meetings.
Document progress notes which relate to each resident's care plan when necessary and within policy timeframes.
Assist the resident and resident's family in discharge and placement planning.
Organize family groups to promote communication, education and support between family members, facility staff and administration, and provide counseling as needed.
Assist in the education of the community regarding aging, rights of residents, facility services and other related topics.
Actively participate in the pre-admission screening of all potential residents and provide information to residents and families during admission.
Orient the resident to the long-term care environment and facilitate adjustment upon placement
Interview, hire, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline Social Services Department personnel.
Make job assignments and set priorities. Orient new staff and participate in recruitment and selection.
Keep employees informed of changes that affect them.
Ensure universal precautions and infection control, isolation, fire, safety and sanitation practices and procedures are followed and promptly address any hazardous conditions.
Maintain records, manage budget and supplies.
Meet Company policies and state and federal regulations regarding Social Services
Comply with, support and enforce Company policies involving all safety and infection control procedures to include the proper use of mechanical lifts, gait belts and personal protective back supports
Understand, comply with and promote all rules regarding resident rights, promote positive relationships with residents, visitors and regulators, to include presenting a professional appearance
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field. (Master's Degree in Social Work, where required)
At least two years of social work experience in a health care delivery system preferred
Health care experience preferred.
Must meet any state and/or Federal requirements for the position
Basic understanding of computer technology, including email use
Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.