To assist in meeting the psychosocial needs of residents/families, to assist them in coping with problems related to illness and disability, and to enable residents/families to utilize medical and support services available in order to achieve their optimal level of functioning.
Performs social service functions as a contract employee within the transitional/subacute units of contracted health facilities. Serves as member of interdisciplinary team, liaison to advocacy agencies, and support resource to residents, families and peers. Accountable to the Clinical Manager of the Unit (in DP of the Hospital)/ Administrator (FS SNF) for day to day operations and social services activities, to assure compliance with the regulatory agencies such as Department of Health Services, Title 22, and JCAHO. Collaborates with all levels of unit nursing personnel, including the Director of Nurses, physicians, consultants, and the IDT in assessing needs and providing education to the facility.
a. BSW or MSW in Social Work or its equivalent is preferred, with a minimum of a B.A. in a Human Service related field or equivalent related experience.
b. Social Service related experience in a health care setting desirable, such as acute care and/or rehabilitation.
c. Experience in the provision of Social Service in LTC/SNF preferred.
d. A working knowledge of basic services provided by various health and welfare organizations
in the community.
e. Clinical experience working with individuals, families and groups.
f. Knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to the age of the patients
g. Knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to the age of the patients
h. Computer skills and knowledge of basic computer programs (must be able to prepare
individual/departmental reports as position requires).
i. Current CPR certification.
a. Must have strong communication skills, both oral and written
b. Demonstrated ability to be part of a team, ability to present precise and meaningful reports
both verbally and in writing.
c. Ability to relate appropriately and effectively with others.
d. Leadership, development and teaching abilities.
JD 0901.00 Social Worker
Release Date: May 2017
e. Possesses good judgment, organizational and time management skills.
f. Ability to accept and use professional supervision, consultation, and in-service training
g. Ability to work independently in the assessment and resolution of problems, as well as carry
out the day to day function of the job without onsite daily social work supervision.
h. Maintains professional appearance.
i. Dependable, conscientious, honest, good attitude promotes safety.
j. Demonstrates understanding, discretion, patience, tact and diplomacy in dealing with
residents, visitors, peers/staff, and administrative personnel.
k. Possess good presentation skills so as to present outcomes/results/recommendations
(positive and negative) in a professional, useful and effective manner.
l. Ability to prioritize multiple assignments.