Social Worker in West Chester, PA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

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Job Description

 


PURPOSE

Wellington at Hershey's Mill, West Chester, PA, has a great opportunity for a part-time Social Worker in our 5-star rated skilled nursing facility. The Social Worker is responsible for assisting the Director of Social Services in providing services to meet the social and emotional needs of the residents/patients.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists residents/patients with emotional adjustment to the facility.
  • As directed, interviews new residents and records social history and assessments. Completes the social services portion of the minimum data set.
  • Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary Plan of Care meetings including initial meetings when admitted and care conferences.
  • Writes summaries and progress notes as directed.
  • Assists in conducting admission and discharge interviews.
  • Assists with discharge planning. Follows up after discharge.
  • Writes discharge summaries as assigned.
  • Develops a relationship with each resident by visiting regularly. Documents problems, needs, and solutions.
  • Handles and documents resident/patient grievances, as directed.
  • Reports changes in resident's behavior or personality to nursing and director of social services.
  • Develops knowledge of available facility and community resources and makes referrals as directed.
  • Documents referrals made, services rendered, and the effect of the services on the resident/patient.

 

 

 

 

Job Requirements

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/SKILLS

  • One year's experience in skilled rehabilitation or long-term care
  • A bachelor’s degree in social work 
  • Proficient in using computer-based technology

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