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Social Services Director - Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Job in Fork Care Jobs

Fork, Maryland
Job Type
Full Time
12 Jan 2022

ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (formerly HCR ManorCare) provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy.

The Social Services Director (LCSW) is responsible to provide medically-related social work services so that each resident may attain or maintain the highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. In return for your expertise, you will enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.

Duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following tasks and assignments:

  • Coordinates and supervises the medically-related social services provided by the facility s staff to assist residents in maintaining or improving their ability to manage their everyday physical, mental and psychosocial needs.

  • Assists in meeting the psychosocial needs of residents, their families and significant others as necessary in coping with the effects of illness, disability, treatments and stay in the facility.

  • Addresses advance directives upon admission and assists in the determination of the appropriate medical decision maker including assisting with guardianship when indicated. Obtains prior advance directives and/or assists the resident in the completion of advance directives..

  • Provides individual, family and group services designed to maximize psychosocial well-being.

  • Through the assessment and care planning process, identifies and seeks ways to support residents individual needs and preferences, customary routines, concerns and choices.

  • Promotes actions by staff members that maintain or enhance each resident s rights and dignity in full recognition of each resident s individuality.

  • Maintains contact with family (with resident s permission) to report on changes in condition, current goals, discharge planning and encouragement to participate in the care planning process.

  • Completes a thorough assessment of residents psychosocial needs upon admission, quarterly, and with a change of condition.

  • Oversees and coordinates the process of discharge planning to all other settings. Is responsible for the coordination of services i.e. home care, equipment, transportation, dialysis and assisting residents and/or their responsible parties in locating any other necessary community resources. Communicates the discharge to all parties within the interdisciplinary team. Initiates and tracks all necessary discharge documentation to insure its thorough and timely completion.

  • Assists in the development of an interdisciplinary plan of care for residents. Invites and schedules residents and/or responsible parties to participate in care plan meeting. Coordinates participation of other team members in meeting.

  • Provides support and grief counseling as indicated. Introduces and coordinates hospice and palliative care services.

  • Ongoing documentation in residents medical records regarding social service interventions and plan of care.

  • Participation in Resident Care Plan meetings on a daily or as-needed basis.

  • Participation in professional development such as attendance at facility in-services and outside conferences and seminars addressing social service issues, must maintain professional credentials.

  • Other relevant duties as assigned


509 - ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation - Ruxton - Towson, MD

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Social Work or similar professional qualifications; Current Social Work license as regulated by state law.

Position Requirements

Two years of social work supervised experience working directly with geriatric clients in a health care setting, desirable.

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  • Job Reference: 471440001-2
  • Date Posted: 12 January 2022
  • Employer: ProMedica Senior Care
  • Location: Fork, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other, Social Worker
  • Job Type: Full Time