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Social Worker for Long Term Care & Sub Acute Facility in Wayne, NJ

Posting Date: 

3.14.17

Community: 

Llanfair House

City: 

Wayne, NJ

Regulatory Requirements

  • CSW or LSW
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a bachelor’s degree in a human services field including, but not limited to, Sociology, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology
  • Any certifications required by New Jersey State Regulations are also necessary for this position.
  • Actively participates in the WHC HOME ’s Quality Assurance Performance Improvement programs to improve the quality of life, and quality and services delivered in a WHC HOME .
  • An understanding of how to support Elders/residents/guests with dementia, mental health challenges, alcohol/drug addiction, post-traumatic injuries, and physical disabilities
  • Knowledge about Medicare/Medicaid services, and all applicable state and federal regulations, guidelines and policies
  • Must provide annual verification of a negative Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)

Personal Skills Requirements

  • Strong leadership, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, and listening skills
  • A sense of humor and a calm demeanor
  • Respect and the desire to foster positive interactions for all people the Social Services Mentor comes in contact with
  • Being responsive to the needs of the Elders/residents/guests, families, and your peers by keeping your promises
  • Relationship-building skills that draw the whole care partner team together, creating strong connections across the home, so that everyone becomes well-known to one another
  • A high level of comfort when educating others on how to engage in strong, caring relationships on an individual basis and in small and large events
  • Flexibility and a willingness to modify role duties for the overall good of the community and the Elders/residents/guests
  • Computer skills necessary and creativity is a must

Organizational Requirements

  • Familiarity with and ability to access services and resources in the larger community that can be of benefit to the people who live and work in the home
  • Acting as a liaison between Elders/residents/guests, families and outside agencies, and the Community Mentor (Administrator), to ensure that the Elder/resident/guest’s rights are maintained.

As a member of the Care Partner Team, your role includes:

  • Being an advocate for people, as they move into the home, to help them become well-known as quickly as possible
  • Assists with planning and implementing a comprehensive social services program which provides for counseling and other support services for Elders/residents/guests and caregivers in the home;
  • Identifies medical-related social needs of residents, provides appropriate services to meet the individual, as well as collective needs of Elders/residents/guests, and maintains growth records relating to the their social work needs and care;
  • Consults with the Social Services Mentor and other Department Mentors regarding interdisciplinary issues, as well as maintenance of appropriate growth records;
  • Works directly with Elders/residents/guests and caregivers experiencing personal and environmental difficulties or concerns related to the resident’s physical or emotional condition;
  • Promotes the preservation of the Elder/resident/guest’s physical and mental health and to prevent the occurrence or progression of personal and social problems;
  • Maintains a written record of the frequency and nature of the social service consultation and services provided or obtained;
  • Evaluates each Elder/resident/guest’s social needs then formulates the plan for providing care and records the plan in the Elder/resident/guest’s growth (medical) record. Periodically re-evaluates in conjunction with the Elder/resident/guest’s total plan of care;
  • Plans and implements family meetings upon move in (admission), and every 3 months thereafter to provide a forum for ongoing discussions between resident/family and interdisciplinary care partner team;
  • Collects pertinent social data upon Move-in (Admission) and places it in the growth (medical) record, including information about the personal and family problems related to the Elder/resident/guest’s illness and care, support network, actions taken to meet the resident’s individual needs and eventual move out (discharge) to an appropriate level of care. Pertinent social data shall be made available to the attending physician and other appropriate staff members;
  • Educate and encourage Elder/resident/guest and caregivers to participate in advanced care planning discussions;
  • Acts as a liaison between residents, families, outside agencies, and the Community Mentor (Administrator) to ensure that the resident’s rights are maintained;
  • Functions in a manner that adheres to all Well-Being Strategies (policies/procedures) of the home;
  • Documents and prepares any reports requested by the administration; also councils and provides assistance when change in financial status occurs for Elder/residents/guests in the home;
  • Promoting the safety of all Elders/residents/guests in order to minimize the potential for fire and accidents. Also, ensuring that the home adheres to legal, safety, health, fire and sanitation codes by being familiar with his/her role in carrying out the home’s fire, safety and disaster plans and by being familiar with current MSDS;
  • Performing administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms and reports, under the direction of the Community Mentor (Administrator), and submitting such reports;
  • Educating, advocating, and supporting our culture change efforts;
  • Keeping the Elders/residents/guests’ preferences and the needs of the neighborhoods at the center of all your decisions, conversations, and actions.

 

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