Director of Social Services

American Lutheran Homes
Job Description


To assist in providing comprehensive social services component to resident/client and their families according to established policies, procedures and objectives.

Special Features/Requirements (license, certificates, etc.):

Bachelor’s degree in Human Services field preferred, or minimum 1 year related educational and/or employment experience. Follows/adheres to organization, federal/state regulations and guidelines, including Resident/Client Rights; maintains neat, well groomed appearance, adhering to dress code of organization/program. Knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid.

Essential Functions:

  • Advocacy role for residents/clients, may accept referrals and evaluate for appropriateness for programming and admission
  • Social history assessment and discharge plan
  • Document on resident/client file and/or care plan
  • Advise staff of admission and provide information regarding the resident/client
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Establish schedule for staffing and participate in those staffing as designated
  • Public speaking/public relations
  • Advise coordinator/director of changes in residents/clients
  • Conducts group and individual programming according to the psychological needs of the resident/client.
  • Has access to confidential information/records and maintains confidentiality
  • Projects a positive image of the organization in dealing with residents/clients, co-workers, public

Physical Requirements (based on essential functions):

Frequently lifts and carries charts and supplies weighing under 10 pounds; occasionally pushes/pulls wheelchair residents weighing up to 350 pounds; occasionally twists; reaches at and below shoulder height frequently; 90% of the day is spent indoors, 10% outdoors, 30% of work day is spent standing, 30% walking, 40% sitting. Must be able to communicate orally and/or in writing with residents, co-workers, families public.

Additional Duties:

Errands; attend association meetings; hospital visits, other duties as assigned.

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