Social Worker Bachelors

Golden Living Centers 8800 Virginia Place -  Merrillville, Indiana 46410
5/7/2018 12:29:03 PM
JOB ID: SOC-18-00014 Specialty: Social Services

   

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JOB ADVERTISEMENT

You know our patients are much more than just customers as a Social Worker Nonexempt at Golden LivingCenters. 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 Worker Nonexempt. Are you ready to take a whole life into your hands and help patients get back on their own two feet? The right person will not take no for an answer when it comes to our patient's comfort, happiness and well-being.

GENERAL PURPOSE

To assist in the identification of and to provide for each resident's social, emotional and psychological needs, and the continuing development of the resident's full potential during his/her stay at the facility and to assist in the planning for discharge.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Upon placement, orient the resident to the long-term/sub-acute care environment and assist with facility adjustment. 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. Document progress notes, which relate to each resident's care plan when necess­ary and within policy time­frames. Implement staff approaches that address problems, needs or concerns and periodically review. Evaluate the effectiveness of the staff approaches; evaluate changes in the mental and psychosocial assessment. Revise the resident's plan of care according to needs. Actively participate in interdisciplinary Care Plan meetings Assess each resident's potential for discharge. Assist the resident and family in discharge and placement planning
  • Organize family groups to promote communications, 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
  • Attend and participate in orientation, training, in-services education activities and staff meetings
  • Understand, comply with and promote all rules regarding residents' rights; promote positive relationships with residents, visitors and regulators, to include a professional appearance and attitude. Inform residents and families of their rights and responsibilities. Act as the residents' advocate

CODE OF CONDUCT

Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities




QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree from a school of social work or a bachelor's degree in a human services field including, but not limited to, sociology, gerontology, special education, rehabilitation counseling or psychology.
  • Currently licensed Social Worker per requirements in state of practice
  • Minimum one year supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals required
  • Minimum two (2) years social work experience in a health care delivery system preferred
  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS

  • Must possess computer skills of the types and at a level necessary to accomplish the job
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information
  • Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

Mobility, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 pounds), fine hand coordination, ability to read and write, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure


COMPANY PROFILE

Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice are committed to enhancing the lives of the patients we care for. Here, you'll find some of the best professionals in healthcare working together to provide the highest level of care to every patient and resident we serve. And, we're able to offer career opportunities that fit almost anyone's background or level of experience. From where you work to how you work to everything in between, we're confident that at Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in your career.



Position: Full-Time
Shift: Days

Merrillville, IN
Merrillville, Indiana


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