Social Worker

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA, the premier long-term care skilled nursing facility in Scranton PA, is seeking applicants for a Social Worker.

Excellent benefits package available which include Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, 403 (b) Retirement Plan.

Develops an on-going relationship with residents and their families.

Interviews and assists residents and family members with problems such as personal and family adjustments, finances, physical and mental impairments.

Secures information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to resident’s situation, and evaluates these and resident’s capacities.

Counsels residents individually, with family, or in other small groups regarding plans for meeting needs, and aids residents to mobilize inner capacities and environmental resources to improve social functioning.

Participates in the Interdisciplinary Care Plan process on a regular basis and assures that all psychosocial problems, goals, and methods are identified and incorporated into the Interdisciplinary Care Plan.  Reviews the Interdisciplinary Care Plan with residents and or family members as required.

Maintains compliance with regulatory agencies in documenting assessments and progress notes along with entries of other relevant social service involvement in the residents care.

Maintains, interprets, conveys and assures adherence to all Jewish Home policies and procedures and standards of governing bodies.

Provides information, tours of the facility, and assistance to prospective residents and family members

Establishes contact with local hospitals when a resident is temporarily transferred, and visits hospitalized residents as appropriate.

Works closely with all staff members of the facility to identify those residents and family members in need of social service intervention.

Refers residents and family members to community resources and other organizations.

Assists residents at meal time as assigned.

Assists in providing sensory stimulation to assigned residents as appropriate.

Assist with and coordinate admissions as assigned by Director of Admissions including updating waiting list and medical abstracts.

Education

Hold a current license under [the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act]; or hold a Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) or a Master’s degree (M.S.W.) from four-year college or accredited school university in Social Work or social welfare.

 

Interested applicants may apply online or send a resume to Christine Giuliani, Human Resources Coordinator at cgiuliani@jhep.org or call 570-344-6177×1110 for more details.

EOE

 

 

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