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Social Worker

Company: Waterview Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare
Location: Purdys
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Description: The Waterview Hills Campus is seeking a FULL-TIME Social Worker!!! Amazing opportunity to work in a BEAUTIFUL setting in the rolling hills of North Salem with a *5 Star Rated* Facility in Westchester County known for providing the highest quality care and resident experience. Waterview Hills Campus is home to Waterview Hills and Salem Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare: Two facilities committed to providing outstanding Subacute Rehab and Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care. Together, these facilities offer patients the best rehab and nursing care they can obtain after their hospital discharge. The role of the Social Worker is to serve as resident advocate, supporting each resident's rights in the facility and assisting staff, residents, and their families with interpretation of those rights. Benefits ("What's in it for you?"): GREAT working culture & team environment!
AFFORDABLE health insurance plans STARTING AT NO COST for employee coverage and VERY low cost for a family!!
LOW COST dental & vision benefits, additional plan offerings (disability, etc.)
EDUCATION reimbursement
401k savings program with a match!! And more! Requirements:
Facilitate the adjustment of residents to the Facility and to the physical and psychological limitations which necessitated or precipitated their placement in the Facility.
Assist residents and their families in understanding and gaining greater acceptance of their limitations and encourage residents to engage their strengths.
Enhance the staff's understanding of residents' psychosocial needs and motivations, and serve as liaison between the residents, their families, and the facility staff, as necessary and appropriate.
Aid and support to residents and their families/representatives.
Participate in pre-admission evaluation of applicants to identify resident psychosocial needs/issues and facility concerns as needed.
Visit and interview residents following their admission to the nursing facility, in order to assist newly admitted residents to overcome the trauma of change in environment and to facilitate their adjustment to residence in a skilled nursing facility.
Compile, prior to and after admission, written records of pertinent information obtained from referral sources, appropriate social agencies, the resident, and/or family members.
Prepare the resident's social/psychosocial history, the psychosocial assessment, and the Social Service Care Plan, within 14 days after admission.
Assess discharge potential and intentions of each resident, and to specify any plans for discharge from the facility on the resident's written care plan in the medical record.
Assist the facility staff in understanding the significance of social, psychological, and economic factors in the resident's life, and to help staff understand the implications of such factors on the resident's life, behavior, and his/her ability to attain an optimal level of functioning.
Assist the resident and his/her family in understanding and accepting the resident's strengths and limitations; assist the resident and his/her family in understanding the plan of care so that they may be optimally supportive of that plan of care and may participate in revision of plan of care as necessary and appropriate.
Serve as resident advocate by assisting residents in interpreting and implementing their rights and responsibilities in the facility. Encourage residents to voice grievances and/or recommendations as desired and participate, with administrative, medical, nursing, and other personnel in seeking resolution to concerns voiced.
Review and update psychosocial assessment, care plan, and discharge plan approximately every ninety (90) days, or more often as necessary, and to record such updated assessments and plans in the residents' medical record.
Become and remain knowledgeable about local services for the elderly, and compile information on such services for referral purposes for residents and families. Keep abreast of changes in Medicare and Medicaid policies, financial assistance programs, and any other social legislation pertaining to the aged and interpret information related to such policies and programs to residents and their families, as appropriate.
Maintain a record of social service interventions and of data related to the psychosocial status of residents in the official Medical Record.
Ensure all HIPAA requirements are adhered to.
Follow all facility policies and procedures.
Perform other related duties as required and assigned. Qualifications: Education: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a related Work Experience: Minimum of two years of experience in the social services field, preferably in a nursing facility, hospital or related agency.
Pleasant personality and ability to work with residents, families, and staff from various departments. Job Knowledge/Requirements: Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Excellent communication and organization skills.
Ability to work well under pressure and be flexible.
Exemplary customer service skills.

Keywords: Waterview Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare, Danbury , Social Worker, Healthcare , Purdys, Connecticut

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