Social Worker -- Cortland Acres -- Thomas POSITION DETAIL
 
GENERAL INFORMATION  
Title Social Worker -- Cortland Acres -- Thomas
Company
Cortland Acres
Employment Type
Full-time
Location Thomas
Compensation 
Depends upon Skills and Experience
Address
39 Cortland Acres Lane, Thomas, WV 26292
Posted Date February 22, 2013
Company Website http://cortlandacres.org/

 
COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Cortland Acres is a 94-bed long-term nursing care and comprehensive rehabilitation center located on an absolutely beautiful 35-acre campus located in the heart of scenic Tucker County, West Virginia.  Our team of highly skilled and compassionate professionals provides services ranging from outpatient physical and speech therapy, short and long-term therapy services, and post-hospital support, to around-the-clock nursing care, dementia, and hospice services.  Our mission is to help people age in healthy, affordable, and meaningful ways.  

Our staff is committed to a level of service firmly rooted in respect, dignity, and compassion.  If you have the skills, demeanor, and interest to help make better the lives of others, then we encourage you to continue with our applicant-friendly online job application.      

Cortland Acres is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Social Worker is responsible for the provision and coordination of support services to patients and their families. The Social Worker needs a wide variety of interpersonal and communication skills to develop effective working relationships with patients, families, staff and other professionals. He/She must advocate for the patient and organize/implement referrals that will best suit the patients needs. The Social Worker will know of and have access to a wide variety of resources that will assist the patient and family in their admission to the long term care facility and discharge to the home environment. He/She will collaborate with other team members to assure that all support services are in place in the inpatient facility and prior to discharge.

The ideal Social Worker has a Bachelor's Degree in Social work, one year experience in the field, and an upbeat and engaging personality.

The following is a representative list of duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
-- Assess patient's psychosocial needs, and assist in the development of a treatment plan to meet the needs
-- Visit residents and develop a supportive relationship with residents as well as their families
-- Provide supportive counseling to residents and their families as needed
-- Assist in referring patients to community and outpatient medical services which will benefit the resident 
-- Provide information to service providers to ensure coordination of services, and establish effective working relationships with medical providers and service agencies 
-- Participate in the interdisciplinary planning process, and attend meetings as necessary
-- Documentation of services to include progress, declines, and changes of status 
-- Ensure care plans are complete and in compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations
-- Develop and produce reports regarding services and needs as requested and required 
-- Assist in the completion of the Minimum Data Set and assessment protocol reviews as needed for each patient
-- Provide administrative case management services to patients, which will include assisting patients and their families to complete necessary paperwork
-- Coordinate the admission process
-- Coordinate discharge planning process
-- Attend in-service, staff development/training events, and applicable meetings as appropriate
-- Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the delivery of a comprehensive Social Service program
-- Knowledgeable in effective counseling techniques; behaviors and issues of long term care patients and effective interventions; community skills and working with families
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
  Bachelor's degree in Social Work
  One year experience in Social Work
  Ability to enter documentation of services provided into computer system
  Able to problem solve and work effectively with others
  Demonstrated proficiency at educating, communicating and empathizing with patients, answering questions and concerns in a manner that is respectful is required
  Extensive network of relevant contacts among industry professionals and trade associations required
  Communication and interpersonal skills to develop relationships with clients, staff and providers
  Excellent verbal and written skills
  Genuine desire to work with the long term care/rehabilitation population
  A heartfelt compassion for this line of work
  An up-beat and engaging personality
 
COMPANY BENEFITS
  401 (k) Retirement Plan
  403(B) Tax deferred Savings Plan
  Attendance Awards
  Basic Term Life Insurance
  Dental
  Retirement Plan
  Tuition Assistance
  Vision
  Funeral Leave
  Jury Duty
  Leave of Absence
  Liability Insurance
  Military Leave
  Personal Day
  Sick Leave
  Worker`s Comp
  Health
  Holiday Pay
  Paid Vacation
  Short Term Disability