Genesis HealthCare Careers

Social Services Director (Full Time)

Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Social Services

Job Description

Position Summary: This position supervises less than 2 staff or is the sole Social Services employee. The Director of Social Services I plans, develops, organizes, evaluates and directs the overall operation of the Social Services department in accordance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations, Genesis policies and procedures, and standards of care for specialty practice (Reference: Social Services Job Description Addendum Specialty Practice). The Director of Social Services I is a member of the interdisciplinary and management team of the nursing center and may directly supervise one member of the Social Services staff in the facility. The Director of Social Services I is responsible for fostering a climate, policies, and routines that enable residents to maximize their individuality, independence, and dignity. This climate shall provide patients/residents with the highest practical level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being and quality of life DSS5


Specific Educational Requirements:1. Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work required.  Master's degree preferred2. Must possess any certifications/licensures as required by State of employment to practice in long term care.3. Additional certification such as Geriatric Case Management, Hospice & Palliative Care, Gerontology, Clinical Social Work, Health Care, Nephrology, Mental Health, and/or Substance Abuse preferred.4. 3-5 years of supervised Social Service experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals preferred.5. Management/administrative/supervisory experience preferred.6. This position requires that the employee is able to read, write, speak and understand the spoken English language to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients and visitors at the work site when responding to their medical and physical needs.7. Must provide verification of TST (tuberculin skin test) as required by state law and in accordance with Company policy.  TSTs will be administered at the work site if required.

Position Type: Full Time
Req ID: 306335
Center Name: Crestview Center