The Social Services Worker plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the Social Services program to help meet the social, emotional and medically related needs of the residents.
The individual works with other members of the Department/Buildings in meeting goals and objectives in support of the Geer Corporation mission “to console, treat heal, strengthen and refresh bodies, hearts, minds and spirits of those whom we serve.” To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function successfully.
Plans, develops, organizes, implements and evaluates the Social Services program assuring that it is in keeping with the philosophy and objectives of the facility.
Assists residents in identifying their psychosocial needs and support in the formulation of a plan to fulfill those needs.
In conjunction with the ID team, participates in a written comprehensive care plan for each resident that identifies the needs, care to be given, measurable goals, and the specific time frame. Notifies the residents and families or surrogate decision maker of the scheduling of resident care conferences and invites them to confer with the interdisciplinary team. Responsible for completing MDS for rehabilitation residents on day 5, 14, 30, 60 and 90. Long term residents every 90 days.
Establish and maintain contact with resident’s family or responsible party in meeting the needs of the resident.
Responsible for correct charting in compliance with state and federal codes as well as administrative documentation as required.
Quarterly letters sent to family members regarding a care plan meeting.
Serves as Chairperson of the Quality of Life Committee.
Responsible for coordinating all discharge planning activities for each resident leaving the facility.
Oversees the comment/complaint program to ensure appropriate and timely follow through. Maintains a log of all such activity.
Attends and participates in continuing educational programs including conventions and seminars.
Responsible to assure that the Residents’ Bill of Rights is maintained at all times.
Performs other duties as may be required.
Experience: Three years of experience in Social Service work with Geriatrics preferred.
Education: Must possess a Bachelors of Psychology degree or BSW degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent.
Must possess the ability to read, write and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
Internal Number: 1034
About Geer Village
Geer Village Senior Community focuses on what really matters, caring for our friends, family and neighbors in the northwest corner of Connecticut. We have no distant corporate office to report to. Our patients, families, employees, management and board of directors all focus on what is best for life here in our community. That’s our promise.We are a community of caring professionals who seek to nurture, treat, strengthen and refresh the minds, hearts, bodies and spirits of the aging and impaired people we serve. Our promise is to continue that tradition of care we began over forty-eight years ago.