Brookdale Senior Living

  • Social Services Coordinator

    Job Locations US-OR-McMinnville
    Category
    Healthcare
    Requisition Post Information* : External Company URL
    https://www.brookdale.com/en.html
    ID
    2019-27420
    Location : Name
    Hillside
    Location : Address
    300 NW Hillside Park Way
    Location : Location
    US-OR-McMinnville
  • Overview

    Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.

    Responsibilities

    Responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the Social Service Department in accordance with current existing federal, state and Brookdale standards.

     

    1. Ensures the resident’s psychosocial concrete needs are identified and met in accordance with federal, state, and Brookdale requirements.
    2. Meets with administration, medical and nursing staff, and other related departments in planning social services, as directed. Involves the resident/family in planning social service programs when possible.
    3. Interviews residents/families as necessary and in a private setting. Obtains information concerning the resident’s personal and family problems, past illnesses, etc. Provides consultation to members of our staff, community agencies, etc., in efforts to solve the needs and problems of the resident through the development of social service programs.
    4. Provides information to resident/families as to Medicare/Medicaid, and other financial assistance programs available to the resident. Participates in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family.
    5. Plans resident’s discharge.
    6. Develops and implements social care plans and resident assessments.
    7. Maintains records of outside referrals.
    8. Communicates needs and plan of care to resident, families, responsible parties, and appropriate staff.
    9. Assists in coordinating resident’s financial affairs.
    10. Assists with coordination of resident room moves.

     

    This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience
    Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Human Service field is required. Minimum of one (1) year of supervised work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals, preferably the elderly.

     

    Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
    None

     

    Management/Decision Making
    Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.

     

    Knowledge and Skills
    Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline.

     

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions

    • Standing
    • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
    • Walking
    • Sitting
    • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
    • On-Call on an as needed basis
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    • Talk or hear
    • Ability to lift: Up to 25 pounds
    • Requires Travel: Occasionally
    • Vision

     

    Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

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