LECOM Institute for Successful Aging
Join our Team at the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging, an Age-Friendly Health System, as a Full Time – Social Worker at one of our Skilled Nursing Facilities.
LECOM’s full time employees enjoy the availability of an industry leading benefits package including:
- Highmark BC/BS Medical Insurance with employee-only coverage costing only $35/ month!
- Full Family Medical Insurance is only $230/month!
- Employees with LECOM Medical Insurance can take advantage of waived co-pays and deductibles at LECOM physicians and Millcreek Community Hosptial.
- A 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Matching of 133 1/3% after completing one year of service!
- Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance is provided to all Full Time employees at no cost!
The Social Worker provides individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services while operating in a resident centered environment.
TYPICAL JOB DUTIES:
- Completes an initial comprehensive psychosocial assessment of patients.
- Must be an advocate for the resident to resolve crises.
- Collaborates with other professionals to evaluate the physical, mental, and social aspects of the resident.
- Monitor, evaluate, and record residents’ progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
- Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in residents’ status.
- Identify environmental impediments to the residents’ progress through interviews and review of resident records.
- Counsel residents in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life.
- Educate residents and family members on the roles and levels of healthcare, community resources, entitlements, and advanced directives.
- Arranging for resources/funds to finance medications, durable medical equipment, and other needed services.
- Coordinates resident discharge and continuity of care planning.
- A bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field including, but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, or psychology from an accredited institution.
- One year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals.
- Must meet equivalent state requirements for social work practice, or, in jurisdictions not having such legal regulation, holds certification or credentialing from the National Association of Social Workers.