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Paradigm Healthcare, LLC Social Services Director in Houston, Texas

Paradigm Healthcare was founded on the belief that by empowering each other, we will achieve more and provide better care to every patient we serve. We believe in taking a fundamental and basic human approach to our business, keeping it simple, real, and to the point. We believe that by having an empowered team, who knows the value they hold, we will provide an unparalleled level of care to the residents who count on us.

In keeping with our organizations goals, the primary purpose of the Social Services Director is to assist the Administrator to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of our Social Services Department. Success in this position is measured by compliance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility. Additionally, success is measured through patient quality outcomes.

Responsibilities: * Participate in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing of the social service programs of the facility * Meet with administration, medical and nursing staff and other related departments in planning social services * Develop and maintain a good working rapport with intra-department personnel, other departments within the facility, and outside community health, welfare and social agencies, to ensure that social service programs are properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents * Assist in developing, administering, and coordinating department policies and procedures * Keep abreast of current federal and state regulations and make recommendations for changes in facility policies and procedures to the department director or Administrator * Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures for identifying the medically related social and emotional needs of the patient/resident * Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the patient/resident and family * Participate in resident assessments, development and implementation of social care plans, and discharge planning * Interview patients/residents/families as necessary in a private setting * Involve the patient/resident/family in planning social service programs, to the extent possible * Provides information to patient/resident/families regarding Medicare/Medicaid and other financial assistance programs available to resident

Qualifications: * Minimum 1 year experience in a human services field in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility, or other related medical facility * Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Social Worker in the State, or otherwise be permitted to serve in this role pursuant to federal and state rules, laws, and regulations * An associate degree in a human services field or related social services experience * Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously * Demonstrate leadership, organizational skills, and ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude