Social Worker

    Life Care Centers of America
    Auburn, MA 01501
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $11.15 - $18.28

    Job Description

    Live the Mission

    Position Summary
    • The Social Worker plans, organizes, develops, and implements Social Services programs ensure all medically-related emotional and social needs of patients are met in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.
    • Reports to Social Services Director
    Education, Experience, and Licensure/Certifications
    • Must be currently registered/licensed in applicable State (if required by State law). Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment. (Not applicable in Hawaii)
    • Must have a bachelor's degree in a human services field (which may include gerontology) if working in a facility with 120 or more beds (see State law)
    • Two (2) years' experience in health-care social work preferred
    Specific Requirements
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
    • Must be knowledgeable of social services practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing social services functions in the post-acute care facility
    • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the social services department
    • Must perform proficiently in all applicable competency areas
    • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
    • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
    • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
    • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training
    Essential Functions
    • Must be able to plan, organize, develop, and implement social services program that meets the medically-related social and emotional needs of patients as well as State, Federal, corporate, and division guidelines
    • Must be able to act as a patient advocate and provide education to staff regarding patient rights
    • Must be able to chart appropriately and timely
    • Must be able to assist patients and families through education, financial planning assistance, liaison with community agencies, etc.
    • Must be able to follow-up to evaluate compliance with social services programs and patient plans
    • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
    • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
    • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
    • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
    • Must be able to communicate and function productively within an interdisciplinary team
    • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
    • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
    • Must be able to lift 20 lbs floor to waist, lift 20 lbs waist to shoulder, lift and carry 20 lbs, and push/pull 20 lbs
    An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Posting ID: 555161554Posted: 2020-05-25