Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of
our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a
benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile.
The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn
more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your
career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health,
financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you
can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something
bigger than yourself.
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and
military spouses are encouraged to apply.
We believe that in order to best serve our residents and
patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that
is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited
Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
* 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan * Benefit plan package *
Employee Stock Purchase Program * Pre-tax Commuter Benefit *
Associate Compassion Fund * Associate Discounts * Identity theft
protection * Pet savings and insurance plans * Voluntary benefits
Full-time associate benefits:
* Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision,
flexible spending account, health savings account and more. * Paid
Time Off * Adoption Benefit * Tuition Reimbursement *
Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and
dismemberment (AD&D) * Voluntary STD and LTD
Assists the Director of Social Services in the planning,
developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing of
the social service programs of the community.
Meets with administration, medical, nursing staff, and other
related departments in planning social services, as directed.
Involves the residents/families in planning social service programs
when possible. Interviews resident/families in a private and
confidential setting regarding personal information. Information
obtained can include but is not limited to: personal and family
problems, and past illnesses. Provides consultation to members of
our staff and community agencies, in efforts to solve the needs and
problems of the residents through the development of social service
programs. Performs administrative requirements (completing
necessary forms, reports, etc.), and submits completed forms to the
Director. Records and maintains regular Social Service progress
notes indicating response to the treatment plan and/or adjustment
to the new living setting. Provides information to
residents/families about Medicare, Medicaid, and other financial
assistance programs available. Participates in community planning
related to the interests and needs of the residents and families.
Refers residents/families to appropriate social service agencies
when the community cannot provide for the services or needs of the
resident. Participates in discharge planning, development,
implementation of social care plans, and resident assessments.
Compiles and maintains a social service directory listing available
for community resources. Compiles information on discharge plans
and presents it to appropriate committee, as required. Assists in
making appointments and arranging transportation for the
resident/family as requested or appropriate. Assists in the
development, administration, and coordination of department
policies and procedures.
This job description represents an overview of the
responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not
intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An
associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her
Education and ExperienceHigh school diploma or General Education
Diploma (GED) is required.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsNone
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
* Standing * Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or
vendors * Walking * Sitting * Occasional weekend, evening or night
work if needed to ensure shift coverage. * Use hands and fingers to
handle or feel * Reach with hands and arms * Possible exposure to
communicable diseases and infections * Stoop, kneel, crouch, or
crawl * Talk or hear * Ability to lift: Up to 25 pounds * Requires
Travel: Occasionally * Vision
Management/Decision MakingMakes standard and routine decisions
based on detailed guidelines with little independent judgment.
Problems are generally solved with clear, detailed guidelines or by
reporting them to a supervisor.
Knowledge and SkillsHas a basic level of a skill and can follow
written or verbal instructions. Has basic technical skills to
complete a few repetitive and well-defined duties. Has a basic
knowledge of the organization in order to answer basic questions.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English
language. Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances
warrant such action. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills
necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of
the residents served. Must be a supportive team member, contribute
to and be an example of team work and team concept. Ability to deal
tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors,
government agencies/personnel and the general public. Leadership
ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
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.
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free