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Geriatric Social Worker(32 hours/week)

Company:
K.A. Recruiting
Location:
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Posted:
November 09, 2016
Description:

About the Job

Seeking a Geriatric Social Worker for our licensed nursing home located within our Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lexington, Massachusetts. We offer a full continuum of care to serve our independent, assisted care and nursing home residents and does not take outside admissions to our nursing home.

Job Description

Work with nursing home residents and their family members to identify their psychosocial, mental, and emotional needs and provide, develop and aid in access to services to meet those needs. Services will be provided in accordance with National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics along with strict adherence to government regulations. Responsible for fostering a climate, policies and routines that enable residents to maximize their individuality, independence and dignity and provide Residents with the highest practical level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being and quality of life.

Qualifications

A graduate of an accredited School of Social Work, MSW preferred. Licensed as a social worker, LICSW preferred.

Experience with geriatric population.

Skilled in communication, assessment and social work techniques.

Ability to work with a variety of disciplines in individual and team settings.

Working understanding of social systems and ability to implement state and federal regulations.

Experience working with individuals with dementia/cognitive loss and their families.

Must be able to show compassion, understanding, and patience when dealing with Residents.

Excellent organizational skills.

Strong interpersonal/communication skills.