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Bear Mountain Health Care Director of Social Services in Boston, Massachusetts

Social Service Director

Parkway skilled nursing facility in West Roxbury, MA is currently seeking a Licensed Social Worker for our Director of Social Services position.

The Social Services Director (SSD) answers to the Administrator and his/her responsibility will be to provide for the physical, psychological, and social needs of the residents and all other duties assigned. Additionally, the SSD shares a responsibility toward creating and sustaining an environment that humanizes and individualizes each resident. Bear Mountain Healthcare is committed to providing care that recognizes each resident’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs beyond traditional nursing procedures and protocols. The SSD must perform all of the duties and responsibilities outlined below using available resources to effectively assist residents to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being for each resident.

The SSD’s main responsibility will be to motivate all residents to make healthy adjustments to the nursing facility, by their participation in activities and social events. Informal counseling will be a part of the SSD’s job responsibilities, and they will attempt to uncover any problems which might be interfering with the residents’ socialization and participation in home activities. The SSD will be available to help any resident who feels a need to share personal problems. The SSD, when feasible, will have daily contact with all residents, providing residents with opportunities to make vocal their problems and reassurance that staff at the home cares about, and is interested, in their welfare. The SSD will be called upon to find solutions to issues concerning the resident, family and facility. All grievances must be reported to the administrator.