Social Services Director

Less than 5 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/04/17
Colorado Springs, CO
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/04/17

The Healthcare Resort of Colorado Springs is changing the way that healthcare is being delivered to the Colorado Springs and surrounding Rocky Mountain area. With the fusion of world-class healthcare and personalized hospitality, you encounter an experience that is truly unique and memorable. We are a 97 bed Skilled Nursing Facility that also offers Assisted Living on the campus.

The Healthcare Resort of Colorado Springs is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility offering the highest in quality care, patient and family customer service and all around incredible experience!

As Director of Social Services, your role is to plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct social service programs at the facility in accordance with current existing federal, state, and local standards, as well as our established policies and procedures, to assure that medically related emotional and social needs of the resident are met/maintained on an individual basis. May have direct reports such as Social Services Assistants.

Other duties include:

Keep abreast of current federal and state regulations, as well as professional  standards, and make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to leadership partners.

Review  department policies and procedures, at least annually, and participate in making recommended changes.

Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures for the identification of medically related social and emotional needs of the resident.

Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family.

Participate in discharge planning, development, and implementation of social care plans and resident assessments.

Must have, as 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; and : 

  • Must have, as a minimum, 2 year of supervised social work experience in
    a skilled nursing/ long term care setting working directly
    with individuals.
  • Must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 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 and
    supervise 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.
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be
    willing to incorporate them into existing social service.


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