Chelsea Jewish Lifecare
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Licensed Social Worker

Leonard Florence Center for Living

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, a highly respected leader in senior living, employs over 1000 staff members and provides care to over 800 individuals daily, with campuses in Chelsea and Peabody, MA. Offering a full continuum of services, the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is redefining senior care and re-envisioning what life should be like for those living with disabling conditions. The eldercare community includes a wide array of skilled and short-term rehab residences, traditional and specialized assisted living options, memory care, independent living, adult day health, geriatric care management, home care, personal care and hospice agencies that deliver customized and compassionate care.Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is proud to be one of the largest senior living non-profit organizations in New England.

Our Skilled Nursing Facility, the Leonard Florence Center for Living, is a Green House model nursing home; a revolutionary model in the healthcare industry! 

We are seeking individuals that take pride in delivering excellence in serving others, especially our elderly population.

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 are 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 are 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.

Job Requirements:

  • Massachusetts Social Work License (LCSW or LICSW)
  • Academic credentials as mandated by current state licensure requirements
  • Previous experience in a LTC setting preferred

Company Benefits:

  • Develop your skills with training and scholarship opportunities
  • Be recognized and rewarded for your compassion, excellence, and reliability
  • Benefits  include medical, dental, and life insurance; paid time off; direct deposit; one-on-one training; 403(b); and opportunities for career advancement.

Position: Full-time

*Chelsea Jewish Lifecare conducts extensive background checks and professional references for all potential employees. You must be able to provide a recent physical and required immunizations.

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