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Social Services Assistant

Company: Volunteers of America
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Join us and apply today as a Full Time Social Services Assistant at The Preserve! Hourly pay rates up to $21.80/hr! The Preserve -is part of Volunteers of America National Services which serves as the Housing and Healthcare affiliate of the Volunteers of America parent organization. Located on the corner of Plantation Road and 6 Mile Cypress Parkway in beautiful Fort Myers, we provide Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Skilled Care Services (Post-Acute Rehabilitation & Long-term care). Benefit Highlights:

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan;
  • Pay in Lieu of benefit options available
  • Employee Discount Program (car rental, wireless carriers, travel, uniforms, etc.)
  • Career scholarships;
  • Quality training, continuing career education and leadership programs;
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Holiday & Sick Days) About the job: In this role you will support the Social Services and Admissions in the care and treatment of residents entrusted to the facility. -To serve as a liaison and role model to the community for the facility. - Represents the Social Services and Admissions department, other care center staff and the facility as a whole to the community. - Required Qualifications: -
    • Preferred of one year of Social Work or Admissions experience, preferably in a long-term healthcare setting; knowledge of long-term health care and public health settings; familiarity with Federal and State regulations and requirements for long-term care.
    • Ability to read, speak and write fluently in English; excellent communication and phone skills; ability to prepare written assessments and correspondence; ability to read and interpret rules and regulations; carry on negotiations for resident's welfare on the phone.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to comprehend and execute simple statistical functions to create standard graphs and tables.
    • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and on-call duties, such as during evenings and weekends, for planned activities or special events, family meetings and conferences, admission calls, admissions and tours.
    • Negotiation skills and ability to carry on several levels of reasoning at once during problem solving sessions; ability to think quickly and to write contracts and complex written arguments.
    • Ability to work with residents of varying levels of responsiveness.
    • Familiarity with word processing, data processing and computer entry skills to match existing clinical management software at facility.
    • Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation
    • Ability to perform several job functions at once. Essential Functions: -
      • Screens Resident healthcare benefits and obtains pre-authorization:
      • Assists with coordination of discharges as needed.
      • Completes assessments of residents as necessary for Care Planning, MDS, RAPS, PPS and other required documents.
      • Develops Care Plans and attends Interdisciplinary Care Conferences for residents.
      • Serves on committees as needed.
      • Assists with investigations of potential abuse/neglect and grievances as directed and needed.
      • Advises the Lead Social Worker and Assistant Administrator or Executive Director of major problems or concerns of residents or their family members; recommends solutions.
      • Ensures that residents have necessary and adequate clothing, health aids, etc.
      • Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.
      • Performs other duties or special assignments as directed by the Assistant Administrator or the Executive Director. At VOANS, we celebrate sharing, encouraging and embracing diversity. Equal employment opportunities are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that blending individual strengths and unique personal differences nurtures and supports our organizations' shared commitment to our mission and creates an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to do their personal best.

Keywords: Volunteers of America, Fort Myers , Social Services Assistant, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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