Social Services Director - #3026301

Avamere Health Services

Date: 10/08/2022
City: Lake Oswego, OR
Contract type: Full time
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Social Services Director
Status: Full-Time
Shift: Day
Location: Avamere The Pearl at Kruse Way - 4550 Carman Dr. Lake Oswego 97035

The primary purpose of this position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of our facility’s Social Services Department to assure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the resident are met and maintained.*

  • Develop assessments and written plans of care to identify the needs of each resident.
  • Ensure that all components of the care plan are being followed by reviewing MDS’s and nurses’ notes and attending meetings.
  • Effectively communicate information concerning a patient’s condition with other departments and government agencies.
  • Participate in the discharge planning, providing information to residents and families of programs available.
  • Seek out new methods and make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures based on current federal and state regulations.
  • Assist in preparing and planning the department’s annual budget, and maintain throughout the year.
  • Create and uphold an atmosphere of warmth, patience, enthusiasm, and a calm and cheerful environment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience in social services in a Skilled Nursing or similar health care setting.
  • Registered with the Academy of Certified Social Workers or a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Knowledgeable of the rules, regulations and guidelines that govern nursing care facilities.
  • Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Kaiser and private insurances.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.

Employee Perks:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Access up to 50% of your net earned income before payday
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Career Development
  • Employee assistance program featuring counseling services, financial coaching, free legal services, and more
  • Generous employee referral program
  • Paid time off/sick leave (rolls over annually)
  • 401K retirement plan with employer match
  • Comprehensive benefits package with medical coverage, voluntary dental, vision, and life insurance, short-term disability, and AD&D coverage

Please Note: Effective Oct. 18, 2021, all Avamere employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious exception. If you are hired by Avamere after Oct. 18, 2021, you will need to be fully vaccinated (or obtain an approved exemption) prior to starting work and need to provide proof of vaccination (or approved exemption) within 10 days of starting work.

Job Type: Full-time

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