Direct and supervise social services programs at our Shepherd of the Valley facility in Casper WY. The primary focus of this position is to assist residents and their families in adjusting from a home or hospital setting to a nursing home environment. To assist with the transition process, the DSS counsels newly admitted residents and their families discussing problems, needs, and anxieties. The DSS remains in contact with these families providing information, responding to any questions, assisting families with financial matters, and obtaining required authorization for resident care.
You would be responsible for, but not limited to, the following areas:
Shift is generally M-F with some weekends, as needed
- Coordinating intake, admission and discharge procedures.
- Evaluating applications of prospective residents and is authorized to make admission decisions which fall within established guidelines. This position ensures that all required paperwork is properly completed and forwarded to the appropriate personnel.
- Discussing Nursing Home rules and regulations with residents' families and responds to questions with regard to these rules.
- Coordinating the inspection of resident's belongings to ensure that they are properly labeled and inventoried.
Experience: 2 years of Social Services work is preferred.
Education: Bachelor's degree in social work or related areas preferred.
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