Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you’ll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you’ll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
Assists in planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the overall operation of the Social Services department. Operates in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, and established company policies and procedures to ensure that the medical-related emotional and social needs of the residents are met and maintained on an individual basis.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or in a human services field, including but not limited to sociology, special education, gerontology, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology; and previous experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Must be a member in good standing in the National Association of Social Workers and Academy of Certified Social Workers, Inc.
Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.
Knowledge and Skills
Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work effectively with and supervise other associates. Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Ability to make independent decisions. Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public. Must have patience, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the ability to handle residents based on whatever maturity level in which they are currently functioning. Ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing social services. Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition. Ability to work independently, have flexibility and personal integrity.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
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