The Pines at Catskill Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Social Worker in Catskill, New York
MAJOR PURPOSE: Responsible for assisting residents with all social and emotional issues relating to placement in a nursing facility and all other aspects of his/her life. Performs periodic assessments of all residents to determine status and needs.
-Qualifies as a Social Worker under the specified requirements of the State of Employment Public Health Code with a minimum of a BS in Social Work.
-Ability to read, write and comprehend English; ability to follow oral and written instructions.
-Interest in the psychosocial needs of the aged and the chronically ill, with the ability to work with the elderly.
-Ability to work with supervisors, co-workers and facility staff in the performance of duties.
-Ability to observe proper safety and sanitary techniques.
-Ability to work hours as scheduled based on requirements of the position/assignment.
-Excellent assessment, communication and counseling skills.
-Experience in a long-term care setting.
-Knowledge of state and federal regulations governing the social service function within a nursing facility.
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day, proper body mechanics required including bending, stooping, turning, and reaching above the shoulders are involved.