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Next Step Health Care Social Worker in Fall River, Massachusetts

Social Worker for Fall River Healthcare

Part Time Position

If you have a passion for helping people, for making them feel safe, respected, cared for and listened to, then your next step is with us.

At Next Step Healthcare, we know that working in the healthcare industry is more than just a job ? it?s a way of life reserved for the most compassionate, caring, and hard-working individuals. We are privileged to work alongside people who believe, like we do, that locally owned and operated healthcare facilities should go beyond simply ?meeting the needs? of its residents.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Licensed Social Worker must lead by example by promoting positive morale throughout the facility by smiling and greeting residents, families and all employees. Reports directly to the Administrator, does related work accordingly:

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensures resident adjustment to rehabilitation or long-term care by performing psychological screenings, initial plan of care, introduction to services and procedures and completing all necessary paperwork including MDS.

  • Goes over Resident Rights with all new admissions.

  • Ensures admission agreement completion.

  • Collaborates with families, Business Office and Medicare/Medicaid as a liaison to assist residents with applications and qualification for sub-acute/long-term financial assistance.

  • Schedules interdisciplinary team meetings with medical staff, residents and family members in order to plan care and resolve concerns. Write reports and ensures implementation.

  • Demonstrate understanding and provide guidance and counseling to residents and their families on diverse issues ranging from grief and loss to acceptance and coping with changes in living arrangements.

  • Coordinating discharge services - planning and acquisition of appropriate follow up care

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Long Term Experience: 1-3 years minimum

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Related Field

  • Social Work License

Next Step Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace for all employees. At the core of our business, we aim to support, inspire and empower all of our employees so that we can offer the best care to our residents. In order to provide the best care, we must provide the best work environment, and that starts with a diverse staff. Next Step Healthcare does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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