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Avera Marshall Social Worker Designee - Long Term Care in Yankton, South Dakota

Job Summary:

  • The Social Services Designee (SSD) is a blended role with primary responsibilities in social services.

  • Full time benefit eligible position; day hours; Every 5th weekend/holiday rotation; 80hrs/2wks

  • A primary purpose of the position is to enhance the resident's quality of life working closely with the RN Supervisor effectively managing the household with guidance from a Social Service Mentor.

  • Participates in the admission decision process, transfers, room changes and discharge arrangements.

  • Develops positive resident relationships, exploring approaches to aging and supporting families.

  • Participates in care conferences for all household residents. Communicates care conference results with staff.

Position Requirements:

  • The SSD must have a minimum of 2-3 years experience in long-term care, Associate of Arts Degree or Bachelors Degree in related field preferred.

  • Experiences in social services are preferred.

  • The SSD must demonstrate leadership abilities to develop and motivate people; possess good critical thinking and problem solving skills; exhibit the ability to prioritize responsibilities; be flexible and able to work under stressful situations; possess good verbal and written communication skills (English); be self-directed and work autonomously

  • Certified through the State of South Dakota, for Nursing Assistant and/or is eligible within 1 year of hire.

  • BLS certification is required.