Director of Social Services

Manages, coordinates, directs, and maintains an efficient, productive, and organized social services department. Responsible for maintaining community compliance based upon regulations governing the community. Responsible for developing and adhering to departmental budgets within community guidelines. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ? Works cooperatively and efficiently with Ascension Living, ED/Administrator, consultants, and community staff in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating of all social services. ? Assumes responsibility for identifying psycho-social situations, establishing goals for the highest practicable level of well-being and serving as a liaison between residents, families and community resources. ? Responsible for ensuring compliance with all policies and procedures and federal and state regulations pertaining to Social Services. ? Responsible for the social services component of the completion of MDS+, RAPs, Care Plan according to schedule and in participation with other disciplines. ? Develops relationships with resident families, and encourage their participation in resident life. ? Other duties as assigned. MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES ? Coaches and provides career development to staff. ? Coordinates with Human Resources for appropriate staffing levels. ? Establishes employee goals and conducts employee performance reviews. ? Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments, employee training, time off, breaks and overtime assignments. ? Schedules and conducts department meetings. ? Supervises staff in accordance with Ascension Living policies and procedures. Ascension Living ? Director of Social Services?

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE ? Minimum Bachelor?s degree in Social Work or Gerontology required. ? PACE sites require Master?s degree in Social Work. ? Minimum one (1) year experience in working with a frail or elderly population preferred. Required for PACE sites. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS ? LBSW or above by Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) of state where employed preferred. ? PACE sites require LMSW by BSRB of state where employed. ? CPR Certification preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES ? Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results. ? Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and community leadership. ? Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time. ? Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed be selfmotivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion. ? Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.

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