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Social Services Director – Ashgrove Woods

September 26, 2013 - September 26, 2013
Location:Nicholasville, KY
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Health, Dental, Vision, STD, Life, 401(k); paid sick, vacation and holiday's
Employment Type:Full Time
Location:Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods
Description:Accept the challenge of a satisfying career with Christian Care Communities, the region's premier network of residential homes and community programs. We offer an excellent environment where you can make a difference in the lives of our residents.

Christian Care Communities is seeking a full time Social Services Director for our Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods community, located in Nicholasville, KY.

MISSION
Christian Care Communities enhances the journey of life for Older Adults.

VISION
Building on our faith heritage, Christian Care’s vision is to be Kentucky’s premier provider of Older Adult Services.

PART I: POSITION IDENTIFICATION Social Services Director
Job Code: 77411700
Program: Older Adults
Facility: Non-specified
Location: Non-specified
Department: 774 Social Services
Direct Supervisor: Executive Director
Effective Date: August 2013

PART II: POSITION SUMMARY
The Social Services Director facilitates and leads the services team which includes but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training and coaching a high quality team; providing recognition and creating an engaged culture for team members, residents and families while maintaining compliance with all applicable laws, regulatory and organizational standards.

PART III: POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field from an accredited college or university
Required Experience: 3 years’ experience with long term care admissions; 2 years’ performing admissions in acute care, skilled nursing facility, or other healthcare or medical facility
Business travel is a requirement of position; proof of valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
If personal vehicle is used to transport self or others; proof of insurance of $100,000 single limit of liability

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
1. Excellent communication skills to include:
a. Ability to speak and read English
b. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
c. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
d. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, organizations and others
e. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff
2. Working knowledge of various software programs such as Microsoft Office products including, Word, PowerPoint, Excel with the ability to learn new applications


PART IV: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent performs job responsibilities without posing a significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of him/her or others while maintaining compliance with all policies and procedures of Christian Care Communities and within the parameters of the Organization’s mission, vision, and values.

1. Develops contacts with service providers and agencies for resident referrals and ongoing service management responsibility. Meets with providers as necessary.
2. Educates residents, families and staff on available community resources, and acts as liaison between community agencies, service providers and residents.
3. Assists and advises residents and families of the services which may be necessary to maintain a self-reliant lifestyle.
4. Assists management in identifying residents who need assistance.
5. Advocates and/or negotiates with service providers on behalf of residents. Monitors the delivery of services to residents to ensure they are appropriate, timely, and satisfactory.
6. Promotes wellness activities for all residents. Encourages residents to be proactive in meeting their social, psychological, and physical needs.
7. Assists residents in building informal support networks among themselves and with family members.
8. Performs administrative recordkeeping of all activities to include: documentation of contact with residents, providers and families; maintenance of resident files including services provided and resident/family meeting notes, completion of reports as directed by management or to comply with governing regulations.

PART V: PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the physical demands.

1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
2. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

1. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; lighting is in the standard range.
2. The employee is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, and exposure to the infectious waste, diseases and conditions, including the AIDS and Hepatitis B and C viruses.


PART VI: “W.E. C.A.R.E.” VALUES
Christian Care Communities is a values’ driven organization with six (6) core values. All staff members are expected to successfully meet the following non-negotiable Core Values Standards of Performance which will be used to measure overall work performance:

1. Work with compassion for Older Adults and their families:
a. Listen carefully
b. Professional and pleasant interaction
c. Practice patience and gentleness

2. Embrace aging as a valued part of life:
a. Encourage and respect individuality
b. Be humble and accepting
c. Compassionately engaged

3. Care for the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of those we serve and those who serve with us:
a. Provide exceptional care with kindness and humility
b. Know your residents and colleagues – their important occasions and crises
c. Care about wellness and healthy lifestyles, and both set an example personally, as well as encourage others in their efforts to improve

4. Always seek ways to improve and grow:
a. Share knowledge
b. Challenge people to reach their highest potential
c. Stay abreast of industry trends and the latest technologies

5. Respect the dignity of each person:
a. Invite participation and ideas from everyone
b. Treat everyone with honesty and fairness
c. Thank and recognize people for what they do
d. Acknowledge and speak daily

6. Exemplify integrity, excellence, and accountability:
a. Model what you expect
b. Do your best and strive to do better
c. Accept your role at Christian Care
d. Be reliable, enthusiastic, and proud friends of Christian Care
Qualifications:Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field from an accredited college or university

Required Experience: 3 years’ experience with long term care admissions; 2 years’ performing admissions in acute care, skilled nursing facility, or other healthcare or medical facility

Business travel is a requirement of position; proof of valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

If personal vehicle is used to transport self or others; proof of insurance of $100,000 single limit of liability

Screening Requirements: drug screen and criminal background check

Christian Care Communities and its affiliated subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Christian Care Communities does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran’s status, or disability.


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