West Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full Time

Job Description


Social Services Coordinator


Social Services

Reports to:

Executive Director




The primary purpose of this position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Social Services Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Executive Director, to assure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the resident are met/maintained on an individual basis.

Essential Job Functions Duties and Responsibilities

Social Services Functions

  1. Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the social service programs of this facility.
  2. Assist in the development, administering, review and coordinating of department policies and procedures for the identification of medically related social and emotional needs of the resident.
  3. Develop and review written care plans (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each problem/need identified.
  4. Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family.
  5. Participate in discharge planning, development and implementation of social care plans and resident assessments.
  6. Involve the resident/family in planning social service programs when possible.
  7. Assist in arranging transportation to other facilities when necessary.
  8. Refer resident/families to appropriate social service agencies when the facility does not provide the services or needs of the resident.
  9. Provide information to resident/families as to Medicare/Medicaid, and other financial assistance programs available to the resident.
  10. Provide consultation to members of our staff, community agencies, etc., in efforts to solve the needs and problems of the resident through the development of social service programs.
  11. Coordinate social service activities with other departments as necessary.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism. Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Must be able to work with ill, disabled, elderly, and emotionally upset people within the facility. Must be able to speak, write and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, residents, and families.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's or Master's degree in behavioral sciences (e.g. human development, psychology, sociology or counseling) with at least one year's experience in a health setting or

An associate degree in behavioral sciences with two years experience in a health care setting


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