Social Worker - Support Plan Coordinator (Granite Farms Estates)
at Acts Retirement- Life Communities

Date Posted: 4/12/2017

Job Description

Join our team at Acts Retirement-Life Communities! Acts has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Summary Statement:

To develop and monitor a support plan for every assisted living resident.

Essential Job Functions

• Develops an electronic support plan in compliance with the PA personal care home regulations for each assisted living resident upon admission, annually and with any status change of the resident’s condition, which includes the medical, dental, vision, hearing, mental health or other behavioral care services that will be made available to the resident, or referrals for the resident to outside services if the resident’s physician, physician’s assistant or certified registered nurse practitioner, determine the necessity of these services.
• Conducts routine support plan conferences with the resident, family, and the various staff members of the interdisciplinary team and routinely updates the support plan as needed.
• Assists new residents during the transition period into assisted living. Identifies and documents on the support plan the resident’s individual care needs through completion of admission paperwork and visits to check on the resident’s adjustment, social needs, activity needs, problems or concerns.
• Communicates with and provides updates to the assisted living administrator, nursing staff, residents and families on changes in physical, emotional and / or cognitive status of assisted living residents.
• Trains and monitors assisted living staff to maintain the resident’s electronic support plan by adding documentation as an acute episode arises and removing any resolved issues from the support plan as necessary.
• Maintains quality assurance program for services provided.
• May perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary

The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru a high school education; obtaining and maintaining a current PA state license as a licensed practical nurse or working a minimum of 2 years in a related long term care setting. Minimal on the job training is required to learn the electronic support plan system.

Physical Demands

• Lifting and carrying short distances up to 10 pounds occasionally
• Sitting frequently
• Walking short to moderate distances occasionally
• Reaching below knees to overhead occasionally
• Able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation and writing frequently
• Talking and hearing in person and on telephone
• Clear speaking voice
• Near acuity

Environmental Conditions

• Inside - 100%
Hazards: Blood borne pathogens, Infectious diseases

Job Snapshot

About Us

Reaching Out ~ Touching Lives ~ Living the Vision

For over 40 years, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities has met the needs of senior adults living in our communities with quality care and service. Today, our vision has continued to grow wherein today there are nearly 9,000 residents and 6,000 employees in 23 ACTS communities. We are convinced that the secret to ACTS' success has been our employees and the ability we all have had to work as a team to provide quality and caring resident service. As we continue to grow, we’re looking for compassionate talent to live our Vision by joining our team.

Today, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities®, Inc. is the largest not-for-profit builder, owner and manager of continuing care retirement communities in the United States. Our vision for ACTS Retirement-Life Communities is to have The ACTS Culture of Loving-Kindness be the basic fiber of our daily practice to meet the needs of those we serve.

"ACTS is a true and loving family.  I feel the love everyday from residents and staff."

"I love working in a Christian atmosphere.  We work as a team to give our residents the best if service and to carry out the culture of loving-kindness.  I go home everyday fulfilled in knowing that I have done something helpful for a resident."

"My service award gift is very nice and I feel appreciated for my thirty-five years of service when I wear it"

"They say your home is where your heart is.  My heart is with ACTS.  I couldn't find a better place to work"

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