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life care Social Worker in Lynn, Massachusetts

Live the Mission: Position Summary: * The Social Worker plans, organizes, develops, and implements Social Services programs ensure all medically-related emotional and social needs of patients are met in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards. * Reports to Social Services Director Education, Experience, and Licensure/Certifications: * Must be currently registered/licensed in applicable State (if required by State law). Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment. (Not applicable in Hawaii) * Must have a bachelor’s degree in a human services field (which may include gerontology) if working in a facility with 120 or more beds (see State law) * Two (2) years’ experience in health-care social work preferred Specific Requirements: * Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action * Must be knowledgeable of social services practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing social services functions in the post-acute care facility * Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the social services department * Must perform proficiently in all applicable competency areas * Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc. * Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information * Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures * Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training Essential Functions * Must be able to plan, organize, develop, and implement social services program that meets the medically-related social and emotional needs of patients as well as State, Federal, corporate, and division guidelines * Must be able to act as a patient advocate and provide education to staff regarding patient rights * Must be able to chart appropriately and timely * Must be able to assist patients and families through education, financial planning assistance, liaison with community agencies, etc. * Must be able to follow-up to evaluate compliance with social services programs and patient plans * Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients * Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients * Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance * Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment * Must be able to communicate and function productively within an interdisciplinary team * Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours * Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language * Must be able to lift 20 lbs floor to waist, lift 20 lbs waist to shoulder, lift and carry 20 lbs, and push/pull 20 lbs An Equal Opportunity Employer

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