Licensed Social Worker

Leonard Florence Center for Living

Chelsea, MA

Are you looking for a career where you are valued, supported and encouraged?

The Leonard Florence Center for Living, a non-profit, Green House Model Skilled Nursing Facility, is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care for our residents, as well as maintaining a culture where our staff are both valued and rewarded. As such, through many unique initiatives, we have become a leader in the industry when it comes to the value we place on resident care and employee appreciation.

The Leonard Florence Center for Living opened in 2010 as the First Urban Green House Model in the United States. We take enormous pride in our innovative, Green House Model building, which boasts 100 private rooms and bathrooms, staffing levels at roughly twice the state and national average, technological innovation that allows our residents to live with maximum independence, and many unique offerings for both our residents and staff.

We are looking for a Full-Time Licensed Social Worker to join our team at the Leonard Florence Center for Living located in Chelsea.

Job Description

The Social Worker facilitates residents care in the nursing home by identifying their psychosocial, mental and emotional needs along with providing, developing, and/or aiding in the access of services to meet those needs. She/he is responsible for fostering a climate, policies and routines that enable residents to maximize their individuality, independence and dignity. This climate shall provide residents with the highest practical level of physical, mental and psychosocial well-being and quality of life.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Addresses Advanced Directives with residents and/or responsible parties on admission of facility and quarterly.
  • Responsible for MMSE on admission. Does Social Service section of the MDS.
  • Completes page 3 of patient care referral form and put in the resident’s chart 12-24 hours prior to discharge.
  • Works with the interdisciplinary team and administration to promote and protect resident rights and the psychological well-being of each resident.
  • Ensures Health Care Proxy is present upon admission of facility and/or is initiated as indicated.
  • Participates in quality assurance interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Develops, maintains and utilizes a listing of current community resources that are useful to residents and their families/significant others.
  • Educates residents and families/significant others regarding their rights and responsibilities, effective problem solving and the extent of community, health and social services that are available to them, including those necessary for effective discharge planning.
  • Assists residents/families complete and submit Mass Health or long-term care conversion applications.
  • Coordinates the resident discharge planning process and makes referrals for appropriate home care services prior to the resident’s return to the community.
  • Participates in the development of a written, interdisciplinary plan of care for each resident that identifies the psychosocial needs/issues of the resident, the goals to be accomplished for those needs/issues, and the appropriate social work interventions.
  • Discusses with nursing and rehab staff to determine specific resident needs for nursing, therapy, and home equipment needs.
  • Exemplifies professionalism and exhibit values which contribute to the achievement of the Mission of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Notifies Hospice, DDS, and other related agencies of relevant resident care plan meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Massachusetts Social Work License
  • Academic credentials as mandated by current state licensure requirements
  • Previous experience in Long-Term Care preferred

Benefits:

  • Company sponsored trip to Encore Casino or Great Wolf Lodge after 3 years of employment
  • Free company grocery store – estimated at $200 worth of groceries a week
  • Free meals every day
  • Rewarding job within an outstanding and recognized organization
  • Great working environment in our state-of-the-art facility located on Admirals Hill
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-funded Life Insurance Policy
  • Voluntary Insurance (Accident, LTD, STD, Whole Life Insurance)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid time off, vacation and sick time
  • Paid Birthday
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Inclusive company culture
  • Facility Accessible by MBTA Commuter Rail and Bus / Routes 93/1/1A/16
  • And more!

Hours: Full-Time, Monday – Friday. 40 hours per week

Apply today and become part of our Chelsea Jewish Lifecare team at the Leonard Florence Center for Living

If selected for hire, you must be able to provide a recent physical and required immunizations including fully vaccinated status for Covid-19.

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is an equal opportunity employer, veterans & disability. All qualified individuals will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or expression, genetics, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteran status or any other status that is protected by local, state or federal law.

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