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Social Services Assistant

Company: Cardinal Nursing & Rehabilitation
Location: South Bend
Posted on: January 13, 2019

Job Description:

Caring people make the difference at American Senior Communities!American Senior Communities has proudly served customers since the year 2000 with a long history of excellent outcomes. We are Indiana-owned and operated, and we aren?t ever going to forget our roots. We take great pride in our Hoosier heritage with Hoosier hospitality ingrained in everything we do.? As experts in senior care, we are not just doing a job, but following a calling.Compassion, Accountability, Relationships and Excellence?are the core values for American Senior Communities. These words not only form an acronym for?C.A.R.E., they are our guiding principles and create the framework for all of our relationships with customers, staff, family members and the community at large.?We are currently accepting applications for the following position:?Social Services Assistant??The Social Services Assistant provides medically-related social services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident as directed by the Social Services Director.ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:

  • Assesses each resident?s psychosocial needs and develops a plan for providing care.
  • Reviews resident?s needs and care plan with progress notes indicating implementation of methods to respond to identified needs.
  • Provides assistance to residents and spouses to utilize community resources through referral when the services needed are not provided by the facility.
  • Provides assistance to residents in adjusting to the facility, exercising rights as residents, and promoting the continuance of relationships with the family and community.
  • Mediates issues that arise among residents and families.
  • Advises appropriate referrals to minimize social and economic obstacles to discharge.
  • Assists with discharge planning.
  • Assists with relocation planning, including advice and referral to community resources before or during relocation.
  • Promotes facility-community interaction.
  • Spends a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes per resident per week for social service duties.
    • Understands maybe subject to functioning in the role of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) when the need arises ? this requires providing direct care to residents to improve or maintain the resident?s abilities according to the resident?s plan of care. Will seek assistance of Charge Nurse when unsure of assignment, procedure, or situation; and receives and completes all resident care assignments as assigned by Charge Nurse.
    • Provides delivery of care in a compassionate, quality manner with kindness, respect, and dignity.We offer attractive compensation and an excellent benefits package including:
      • Group medical/dental/ vision/life insurance
      • 401(k) Retirement Plan?
      • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
      • Tuition Assistance
      • Professional Career Growth
      • Referral Bonuses up to $1000Demonstrates C.A.R.E. values to our residents, familymembers, customers and staff.High School Diploma.Bachelor?s degree in social work or in a human services fieldpreferred.? Social Service Designee certification required. Successfulcompletion of a state approved or a Nursing Assistant training and competencyevaluation program, or a CNA competency evaluation program approved by theState.

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