Coordinates with the Social Work Director, facility risk manager and administrator to promptly address all allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Assists with investigations and filing of reports as needed.
Possesses a knowledge of the community resources available and uses them to benefit and improve the quality of care as applicable for each resident.
Participates in community relations development.
Attends seminars, conventions and other educational opportunities to keep informed, improve personal knowledge, and share experiences.
Works with other departments, residents and/or resident’s families in providing adequate appropriate clothing for the residents.
Assists residents in exercising their right to vote.
Advocates for the resident and their rights, helping the resident learn assertiveness in communicating their needs, wants, and problems to the appropriate departments and agencies.
Meets with other providers and services utilized by residents in the facility in preparation for discharge.
Assists residents with financial and governmental matters such as applying for Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, funeral home arrangements, disability, etc.
Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement committee.
Attends staff education, training and other required meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
What You Will Need:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Must be 18 years of age or older
The Social Services Associate functions on behalf of the nursing home and the residents by promoting the general well-being of each resident through identification of their emotional and psychosocial needs.
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