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Social Services Director

Evergreen Care Center

This is a Full-time position in Fresno, CA posted January 21, 2021.

Healthcare, Dental, Vision

Paid Time Off

Excellent Pay

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The Social Services Director will be responsible for planning, developing, organizing, evaluating and directing the overall operation of the Social Services department in accordance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and in compliance with Federal, State, and Local guidelines and regulations, company policies and procedures, and governing agencies. Responsible for fostering a climate, policies and routines that enable residents to maximize their individuality, independence and dignity. This climate should provide residents with the highest practical level of physical, mental and psychosocial well-being and quality of life. Responsible for identifying psychosocial, mental and emotional needs along with providing, developing, and/or aiding in the access of services to meet those needs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field, including but not limited to Sociology, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from an accredited school of social work, required.
  • One year of supervisory social work experience in a healthcare setting working directly with geriatric individuals.
  • Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience in a Skilled Nursing Facility preferred.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, implements, evaluates, and directs a comprehensive Social Services program.
  • Assist the Social Service Consultant in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing of the social service programs of the facility; Participates in reviewing and setting policies concerning resident care and quality of life; Participates in developing facility social work policies.
  • Prepares Social Services department for annual survey.
  • Works with Social Services staff, interdisciplinary team, and administration to promote and protect resident rights and the psychological well-being of all residents/residents. Prevents and addresses resident/resident abuse as mandated by law and professional licensure.
  • Completes social history and psychosocial assessment for each resident that identifies social, emotional, and psychological needs; Completed relevant parts of the minimum data set (MDS); Utilizes the minimum data set to guide the care plan.
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation which complies with federal/state regulations, The Company Corporate policy, and specific center practices, including, but not limited to, Advanced Directives, Minimum Data Set, Social Service History and Assessment, Raps, Care Plans, Social Service Progress Notes, Behavior Tracking, monitoring of cognitive and psychosocial changes, PASARR and Discharge Planning documentation, and psych services.
  • Supports each resident’s/resident’s right to self-determination; Documents resident/resident refusal of services offered; Informs resident/resident of any therapeutic alternatives to the refused service; Involves others, as appropriate, to help educate the resident/resident about the alternatives.
  • Participates in the development of a written, interdisciplinary plan of care for each resident that identifies the psychosocial needs/issues of the resident, the goals to be accomplished for those needs/issues, and the appropriate social worker interventions.
  • Ensures or provides therapeutic interventions to assist residents in coping with their transition and adjustment to a long-term care facility, including their social, emotional, and psychological needs.
  • Ensures or provides support and education to residents/family members/significant others to assist in their understanding of placement and facility issues in addition to referring them to the appropriate social service agencies when the facility does not provide the needed services.
  • Coordinates the resident discharge planning process and make referrals for appropriate home care services prior to the resident’s return to the community.
  • As part of interdisciplinary care team, identifies discharge teaching needs; Communicates with center team members the estimated discharge date and updating Point Click Care; Makes referrals as needed for post discharge care to appropriate agencies and suppliers.
  • Initiates and participates in completion of Discharge Transition Plan & Discharge packet materials and orienting the resident/resident and family around the process.
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or assigned at any time with or without notice.