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Social Services Director

Company: Park Place of Elmhurst
Location: Elmhurst
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Park Place is the first retirement community in Elmhurst. This elegant five-star community is conveniently located across the street from Edward Elmhurst hospital. Here at Park Place of Elmhurst, we offer a continuum of care with the security of lifecare. Our residents also have access to assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory support right on campus. We are seeking a full-time Social Services Director to support carrying out our mission to deliver quality care to our residents!Providence Life Services offers a full benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D, Vision, PTO, Extended Illness Bank (EIB), Retirement Match Program, and Tuition Reimbursement for those that have a school loan. We also offer a quarterly attendance bonus!Financial Flexibility with the All- New On Demand Payment. Providing early access (before pay-day) to a portion of your earned wages.DescriptionThe primary purpose of your job position is to assist in planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the overall operation of the Social Services Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to assure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the resident are met/maintained on an individual basis.Summary of essential job functionsParticipate in discharge planning, development and implementation of social care plans and resident assessments for a 37 bed skilled nursing unit in addition to assisting with limited social service functions in the Assisted Living setting.Assist in interpreting social, psychological, and emotional needs of the resident/family to the medical staff, attending physician, and other resident care team members.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing all social services, documentation, computer work and discharge planning associated with the position.Participate in maintaining a reference library of written material, laws, etc., necessary for complying with current standards and regulations, and that will provide assistance in maintaining quality social service.Work with emotional problems including assisting resident/family with anxieties and stress caused by illness and admission to the facility, difficulties in coping with residual physical disabilities, fears related to helplessness and death, and the need for institutional and specialized care.Meet with social services personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, and solicit advice from inter-department supervisors concerning the operation of the social services department, assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.Attend and participate in continuing educational programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession.Must possess two years' sales experience, preferably in health care services.Must possess a thorough knowledge of principles of effective communication, mass media, advertising, policies, education, community relations, demonstration, organization structure, social and activity services, government relations etc., as they relate to senior living.Must have a thorough knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial Insurances.Must possess the ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.Must possess the ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources, analyze information and make recommendations to the Administrator.Must work closely with Administrator, Marketing Manager, and/or Clinical Assessment Coordinator.Experience in a skilled nursing facility a plus.Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet.Requirements:--- BSW or related degree and experience in long term healthcare/skilled nursing.--- MDS knowledge preferred.--- Compassionate and empathetic personality.#LOW1

Keywords: Park Place of Elmhurst, Elmhurst , Social Services Director, Executive , Elmhurst, Illinois

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