Social Services Director

Helia Healthcare Effingham, IL

The overall purpose of the Social Services Director position is to manage the implementation of social service interventions that achieve treatment goals and address resident needs. This position requires an individual who is dependable, self-sufficient and can easily multi-task.


* Collect and assess data relevant to residents' psychosocial needs, risk factors for psychosocial deterioration and responses to interventions meeting the needs of the resident and their families.

* Implement social service interventions that achieve treatment goals, address resident needs, link social supports, physical care and physical environment to enhance quality of life.

* Complete required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and applicable regulations.

* Coordinate discharge planning.

* Supervise other social services staff, and coordinate with others who share responsible for the residents' well-being.

* Coordinate Family Council.

* Coordinate grievance complaint process.

* Collaborate with staff, clients, families, and referral sources to establish a consistent sense of safety, security, and excellent clinical treatment.

* Develop and maintain appropriate departmental and organization Quality of Care indicators.


* Bachelor's degree in Social Work.

* Skilled Nursing Facility experience preferred.

* Two years of social work with supervisory experience working directly with geriatric clients in a health care setting.

* Current Illinois Social Work license preferred.

* Experience with Medicare and Medicaid programs.

* Strong healthcare regulatory knowledge.

* Excellent leadership and communication skills.

* Ability to work with physicians and other healthcare professionals.

* Familiarity with clinical operations of behavioral health systems.

* Knowledge and skills to interface and network with clients.