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Port Healthcare Center

Director of Social Services

Location: Newburyport, MA - Port Healthcare Center

Category: Social Work

Director of Social Services Full Time Monday-Friday

Primary Responsibilities:
• Direct and oversee the Social Work Department.
• Develop the social service evaluation for the clinical record to include resident's social history, social and emotional need of the resident, working goals and treatment plan, as well as discharge plan.
• Coordinate care plan meetings, post admission with resident, family and interdisciplinary team.
• Liaison with family members and responsible parties.
• Attend weekly Medicare meetings.

Prerequisites:
• Must be Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
• Must have a least a BA in Social Work (preferred) or other related discipline from an accredited university.
• At least two (2) years experience as a Social Worker required with experience in a Healthcare setting preferred; work experience with the geriatric population a plus.
• Possess working knowledge of State and Federal programs and regulations affecting nursing homes, including Medicare/Medicaid.
• Knowledge of MDS (Minimum Data Set) and its pertinence to social work documentation/scheduling preferred.
• Must have organizational and critical thinking skills.

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