Social Services - Social Services Associate
POSITION TITLE: Social Services Associate
REPORTS TO: Social Services Director
DEPARTMENT: Social Services
The primary responsibility of your job position is to assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing our facility’s social service program following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities. You are entrusted to ensure that the medically related and emotional social needs of the residents are met and maintained on an individual basis.
Assist with planning, organizing, developing, and directing the overall operation of the Social Services Department
Assist with completion of Medicaid applications and gather all required information (i.e. bank statements, insurance cards, income trusts, SSI or SSD award letter, POA)
Assist/complete long-term care Medicaid long term care and re-determinations forms
Assist/complete ULTCs for co-pay coverage, continued stay review, SNF to SNF transfer, return to community; assist in finding placement for transfer/discharge (i.e. makes appointments and referrals)
May assist with applications for community resources
Assist residents with transport for errands
Assist in the scheduling of activity care plans and assessments
Assists BOM in completing PETI requests for long-term care residents
Involve the resident/family in planning social service programs when necessary
Maintain a quality working relationship with the medical professionals and other health related facilities
Coordinate social service activities with other departments
Record and maintain regular Social Service progress notes indicating response on treatment plan
Assist in arranging transportation to other facilities when necessary
Assist with reviewing and developing a plan for social service deficiencies noted during survey inspections
Interview residents, or family members, as necessary to obtain social history
Assist in developing and maintaining a community and social services file of agencies and organizations and organizations that provide assistance to residents
Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors
Perform all other duties, as requested
Demonstrate friendliness and enthusiasm
Build relationships with all types of people
High energy and upbeat
Ability to foster teamwork
Ability to organize and prioritize
Detail oriented and follow through
Self-starter and independent worker
Solve problems effectively
Creative in coming up with options and solutions for efficiency
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Must be knowledgeable of laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing facility administrative procedures
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its equivalent
Some health care experience preferred
How long it usually takes to completely perform this job when the incumbent has the minimum knowledge, skills, ability, work experience and/or education: up to 3 months
Moves intermittently during working hours
Is subject to frequent interruptions
Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances
Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary
Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)
Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc. throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses
May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals
Drives frequently in company or personal automobile
Uses computer and cellular telephone frequently
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a mental and physical examination.
Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Must be able to push, pull, move, and /or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
Must maintain a valid, unrestricted Colorado driver’s license
Proof of COVID vaccination or qualifying exemption required
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled. No Agencies or Affiliations please!
- Pay Type Hourly
- Employment Indicator Regular
- Colorow, 885 Hwy 50 Business Loop, Olathe, Colorado, United States of America