• Social Worker- Personal Care

    Job Locations US-PA-New Holland
    Category
    Social Services
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Provide quality social services support, assessment, intervention and treatments to Independent Living residents, taking into consideration their unique needs, abilities, and family situations. Work with the resident, family, Garden Spot Village staff, and community agencies to enhance resident independence.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide staff training regarding the psychosocial needs of the resident.
    • Provide follow-up to residents post hospitalization or transfers from/to another level of care, assess adjustment to new living environment, assess transfer needs or level of care changes with resident, staff, and family. Arrange support services.
    • Serve in a problem solving capacity, as an advocate for residents. Provide accurate assessments and intervene with effective treatment plans that empower residents coping skills.
    • Maintain a written record of the frequency and nature of any qualified social work consultations and services provided or obtained.
    • Counsel and provide crisis intervention with residents and/or families as needed.
    • Assist residents in resolution of interpersonal and intrapersonal difficulties 
    • Assist residents and/or family with insurance questions.
    • Make referrals to homecare, hospice, Office of Aging, counselors, psychiatrists, pschyologists and/or others as needed.
    • Is a resource to other staff on the psychosocial needs and problems of residents and their family members.
    • When residents are hospitalized, contact the hospital social worker and family to assist in discharge planning for post hospital care if assigned by the PC Leadership team.
    • Provides resident and family support during times of illness and bereavement services at time of death.
    • Assist PC Admission Coordinator with pre-entrance level of care/independence assessments as needed.
    • Orient new residents to Garden Spot Village services and assist in their adjustment to the routines and schedules.
    • Assess problems related to aging, illness, and death and dying, in coordination with chaplaincy services and hospice providers (if involved).
    • Maintain a positive working relationship with the Social Service Departments of local hospitals, physician's groups and other retirement communities.
    • Facilitate and coordinate selected support groups.
    • Works in close collaboration with the PC interdisciplinary team. This includes attending PC Morning Standups, scheduling care conferences, and actively communicating with Clinical Care Coordinator.

    Qualifications

    • College graduate with a minimum of a BA from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Experience with geriatrics is preferred.
    • Fundamental knowledge of social service programs available to ederly is a benefit to have and/or willingness to be trained in specific programs utilitzed in the department.
    • Ability and desire to work with the elderly: ability to build relationships.
    • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Strong organizational techniques.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills.
    • Compassion and understanding when dealing with challenging circumstances..
    • Conveys a professional image when relating to residents and their families.

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