- High school diploma or equivalent education required; Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related degree in social sciences preferred.
- Licensed where applicable by the State; State requirements may dictate supervision and degree type.
- Minimum of one year experience in a long-term healthcare setting preferred.
- Knowledge of long-term health care and public health settings and familiarity with Federal and State regulations and requirements for long-term care.
- Ability to read, speak and write fluently in English.
- Excellent interpersonal communication and phone skills; ability to prepare written assessments and correspondence; ability to read and interpret rules and regulations.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to comprehend and execute simple statistical functions to create standard graphs and tables.
- Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, such as during evenings and weekends, for planned activities or special events, family meetings and conferences, admission calls, admissions and tours. May share “on-call” schedule with other social work staff by pre-arrangement to cover facility for weekends/evenings admissions per Director of Social Services.
- Negotiation skills and ability to carry on several levels of reasoning at once during problem solving sessions; ability to think quickly and to write complex written arguments.
- Ability to work with residents of varying levels of responsiveness.
- Familiarity with word processing, data processing and computer entry skills to match existing clinical management software at facility.
- Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.
- Ability to perform several job functions at once.
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