Social Worker

About Americare
For over 30 years, Americare has extended care to senior generations in America's heartland. Men and women who have served, sons and daughters, grandchildren, neighbors and their country in countless ways both small and great. Now it's our turn to help. We consider it a privilege to serve those who have passed on to us, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
At the heart of every Americare community is a philosophy of person-centered care. This philosophy guides every decision we make. Person-centered care comes alive in our communities and truly makes a difference in the lives of our residents, their families and our co-workers. Over 90% of Americare employees would recommend their community as a great place to work.
Top reasons to join our Team:
Great benefit packages with the flexibility to choose the package that best suits you
Competitive pay
PTO, Holiday Pay and Free Employee meals
401K option
Company wide support
Advancement opportunities
Tuition Reimbursement
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Social Worker responsibilities include:
Develop, maintain and utilize a listing of current community resources that are useful to residents and their families/significant others/responsible parties.
Must adhere to all HIPAA requirements.
Document progress in meeting the psychosocial needs of residents.
Assist in implementing appropriate plans of action to correct identified deficiencies.
Work with the interdisciplinary team and administration to promote and protect resident rights and the psychological well-being of each resident. Prevent and address resident abuse as mandated by law and professional licensure.
Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and make a written or oral report to the Director and Administrator indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance.
Complete a social history, MDS, discharge planning, and resident assessments and Social Services evaluations for all residents.
Ensure or provide therapeutic interventions to assist residents in coping with their transition and adjustment to a long term care facility, including their social, emotional, psychological needs and are Care Planned appropriately.
Must be able to document appropriately and timely, according to State law
Involve the resident/family in planning social service programs when possible.
Experience and Education
Prior work with elders in a community or long-term care setting is preferred.
The Americare community Social Worker must have skills in communication, assessment and social work methods and techniques. The Social Worker should be able to work effectively with a variety of disciplines in an individual and team setting and should have a working understanding of social systems along with the ability to implement pertinent state and federal regulations
Bachelor's degree in social work or related field
Licensed in Social Work

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