Community Care Coordinator - Social WorkerSocial Services $67,000 - $77,000
We value our employees! We offer long term employment opportunities with job stability, including supporting and encouraging career growth advancement. We offer Health, Dental and Vision insurance, Paid Time Off, 9 Paid Holidays, 403(b) with Matching Retirement Plan, Life insurance (paid by the company) and a team spirit workplace culture!
Candidates should be aware that Los Angeles Jewish Health (LAJH) currently maintains a policy requiring employees to be fully vaccinated. New LAJH employees should be fully vaccinated (i.e., two weeks after last dose) by their start date. LAJH is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.
Community Care Coordinator‘s responsibilities are but not limited to:
- Assure all medical charts' have social services entries that are informative and descriptive of the services provided.
- Develop and ensure Personal Service Plans are complete and appropriate team leaders provide input on a timely manner. Interview resident and/or families to obtain social history. Involve the Resident/family in planning objectives identified in the Personal Services Plan.
- Review Resident's advanced directive status, and if necessary, review options of types of advanced directives.
- Refer Residents/families to the psycho-social needs such as hospice, home health/home care, psychology programs available and appropriate.
- Maintain on the Facility master census board the special consideration Residents and update the board as needed for changes in Resident status. Complete required special consideration records for hearing impaired, deaf or blind Residents as well as those who are limited to a specific language or with specific medical requirements posting them monthly at each nursing station to assure prompt and timely Resident assistance in case of emergency.
- Obtain necessary documentation from hospital, other community setting and review with Director of Health Service or Administrator in preparation for appropriate return to community. Coordinate acquisition and provide family /member resources for appropriate durable medical equipment.
- Participate as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) in support of the Patient Care Plan program. Participate as a member of facility committees as directed by the Director of Health Services or Administrator. Evaluate and implement recommendations from established committees as they may pertain to social services.
- Serve as liaison to the Administrator, Health Services staff, and other professional and supervisory staff. Conduct in-service training to staff in collaboration with Director of Health Services regarding psycho-social needs of members and interventions.
- Participate in resident/group council meetings and provide support services to such council as requested.
- Be knowledgeable of the resident's rights and responsibilities. Initiate and document Grievance Statements in response to resident, family or staff concern. Attempt to resolve all concerns within five (5) working days; act as Resident Advocate to ensure individual rights are fully protected.
Experience and Skills:
- Must have, at a minimum, a bachelor's degree in social work or a bachelor's degree in a human services field including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology.
- Must have, as a minimum, one (1) year supervised social work experience in a health care or social service setting working directly with individuals.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
- Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
- Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies. Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level in which they are currently functioning.
- Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing social services.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.