Social Services Director - MSSW - Smith County Healthcare, Carthage, TN
Kindred Healthcare - Carthage, TN

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Description

About the Opportunity:
Manages the operation of the Social Services Department in a large building. Provides psychosocial support to residents and their families.

Qualifications

Education:
MSSW preferred

Licenses/Certification:
Licensing as required by the state of employment

Experience:
One year of experience in a long term care environment.

Essential Functions:
Performs general management functions such as hiring, disciplining and evaluating employees.

Ensures that residents receive psychosocial assessments at admission, upon condition change and/or annually.

Directs and guides staff in conducting assessments and interventions.

Creates, reviews and updates care plan and progress notes.

Provides direct psychosocial intervention.

Assists residents families in coping with skilled nursing placement, physical illness and disabilities of the resident, and the grieving process.

Works with the patient, family and other team members to outline goals of stay at admission, the plan to meet those goals and discharge as appropriate.

Conducts in-service programs to educate staff regarding psychosocial issues and patient rights.

Performs other tasks as assigned.

Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Companys Code of Business Conduct, its policies and procedures, the Corporate Compliance Agreement, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members, and at all levels of the organization.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge of psychosocial practices applicable to a long term care environment.

Skilled in directing and motivating the workforce.

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Social Services

Primary Location

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TN-Carthage-Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Smith County

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