Social Services Assistant

Social work assistants give advice, guidance and support to help people with their physical, emotional and social needs.

Social Services Assistant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Social Services Assistant to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Comply with the Residents’ Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures;
  • Good assessment, listening, and counseling skills;
  • Perform Essential Duties as outlined above;
  • Minimum Qualifications;
  • Work with the facility’s consultants as necessary and implement recommended changes as required;
  • Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements;
  • Assist in obtaining resources from community social, health and welfare agencies to meet the needs of the resident;
  • Report suspected or known incidence of fraud relative to false billings, cost reports, kickbacks, etc;
  • Involve the resident/family in planning social service programs when possible;
  • Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience;
  • Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures for identifying the medically related social and emotional needs of the resident;
  • Participate in the community planning related to the interest of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family;
  • Compile information on discharge plans and present to appropriate committee as required;
  • Participate in discharge planning, development and implementation of social care plans and resident assessments;
  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director concerning the operation of the social services department.

Requirements:

  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information;
  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures;
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action;
  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation;
  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department;
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc;
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent;
  • Prior health care experience preferred;
  • Organized and detailed in work performance;
  • Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience;
  • Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility;
  • Comply with the Residents’ Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures;
  • Good assessment, listening, and counseling skills;
  • Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below;
  • Perform Essential Duties as outlined above.