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Director of Social Work

Company: Optalis Healthcare
Location: Grosse Pointe
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Social WorkJob Summary:Under the supervision of the Administrator, the Director of Social Services is responsible for the planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing of the Social Services program in accordance with current, federal, state regulations, industry best practices and uphold NASW standards. Leads Social Work and Case Management staff in providing medially relates social services that assist the residents to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being, navigating the health care system. Responsible for coordination of discharge planning and case managementEssential Job Duties & Responsibilities:Guides facility staff in matters of resident advocacy, protection and promotion of residents' rights.Demonstrates management skills sufficient to oversee the organization of department staff, to allocate resources and to supervise interdisciplinary cooperation in the planning and implementation of individual resident plans of care.Responsible for implementation of Social Work & Case Management initiatives and training of policies and procedures that govern social services. Demonstrates working knowledge and ability to interpret and implement facility policies and procedures to staff. Demonstrates working knowledge of laws and regulations that influence provision of care and services in nursing facilitiesAssists in developing, implementing and maintaining an ongoing quality assurance program.Prepares for the long-term care survey. Interacts with State surveyors.Maintains open and trust-building relationships with resident family members, responding professionally and promptly to any requests or concerns.Demonstrates assessment skills sufficient to evaluate residents' behavior, to collect data and to evaluate psychosocial needs, risk factors for psychosocial deterioration and residents' responses to interventions. Performs administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms and reports, including MDS and care plans.Able to interpret and explain resident behavior to staff in a way that fosters understanding, facilitates treatment and respect for resident rights and minimizes use of chemical and physical restraints.Provides or arranges for social work or other mental health counseling services as need to attain or maintain highest practicable mental and psycho-social well-being.Record progress notes in the clinical record including subjective findings, objective symptoms, observations of behavior, interventions provided to resident and resident's responses to interventionsAble to implement social service interventions that achieve treatment goals, address resident needs, link social supports, physical care and physical environment to enhance quality of life.Audits clinical records of residents on a regular basis to monitor resident responses to care and treatment and to identify concerns regarding resident rights.Required Skills/Abilities:Customer Service Expectations Management Communication Skills Team Player Reliability & Accountability Functional Knowledge & Learning Creative Problem Solving Conflict ResolutionPersonal Attributes Negotiating skills Ability to influence others Time Management skills Adaptability & Change Management skills Planning and Organization skills Integrity/ethical standards Analytical Results-orientedSupervisory Responsibilities:Responsible for social service and case management staff performance, recruitment, retention, orientation, training and development.Ensures sufficient staffing to meet resident needs and regulations.Proactively maintains effective employee relations and engagement to achieve business objectives and positive morale. Assist with development and facilitate communication plan & key roles to all management & employeesMaintain regular meetings with key management and project teams to review status, issues & innovations Uses appropriate strategies, processes, tools and sources to engage and motivate employeesDisplays ability to bring others together for a common purpose and objective in positive manner to achieve desired resultsPerforms other related duties as assigned.Education and Experience:Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Master's Degree, preferredCurrent, unencumbered Social Worker License to practice in the State being employedTwo years' experience in a health care setting, rehabilitation or long-term care environment preferredOne year of management experience preferred#GPW

Keywords: Optalis Healthcare, Detroit , Director of Social Work, Executive , Grosse Pointe, Michigan

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