Golden Living Social Services Director in Rapid City, South Dakota

You know our patients are much more than just customers as a Social Services Coordinator at Golden LivingCenters. Our patients are family, and with your help, we can ensure that all their social, emotional and psychological needs are met. Partnering with the our professional and collaborative staff, you’ll help our patients reach their full potential during their stay at our facilities and after discharge. Your job is vital to making sure our patients and their families are as comfortable as possible and are treated with the utmost respect during challenging times. Let our patients know they’re family as a Social Services Coordinator.

Are you ready to take a whole life into your hands and help patients get back on their own two feet? The right person will not take no for an answer when it comes to our patient's comfort, happiness and well-being. Ideal Social Services Coordinator candidates should also have:

Identify and provide for each residents social, emotional and psychological needs, and the continuing development of the residents full potential during his/her stay at the facility and to assist in the planning for his/her discharge.

  • Developa social history, social assessment and care plan which identifies pertinentproblems and needs, realistic goals to be accomplished and the specific actionto be taken in resolution of the problems and/or needs upon admission of eachnew resident. Actively participate ininterdisciplinary Care Plan meetings.Document progress notes which relate to each resident’s care plan whennecessary and within policy timeframes.Assist the resident and resident’s family in discharge and placementplanning. Organize family groups topromote communication, education and support between family members, facilitystaff and administration, and provide counseling as needed. Assist in the education of the communityregarding aging, rights of residents, facility services and other relatedtopics. Actively participate in thepre-admission screening of all potential residents and provide information toresidents and families during admission.Orient the resident to the long-term care environment and facilitateadjustment upon placement

  • Interview,hire, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline Social Services Departmentpersonnel. Make job assignments and setpriorities. Orient new staff andparticipate in recruitment and selection.Keep employees informed of changes that affect them. Ensure universal precautions and infectioncontrol, isolation, fire, safety and sanitation practices and procedures arefollowed and promptly address any hazardous conditions. Maintain records, manage budget andsupplies. Meet Company policies andstate and federal regulations regarding Social Services

  • Complywith, support and enforce Company policies involving all safety and infectioncontrol procedures to include the proper use of mechanical lifts, gait beltsand personal protective back supports

  • Understand,comply with and promote all rules regarding resident rights, promote positiverelationships with residents, visitors and regulators, to include presenting aprofessional appearance


  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field. (Master's Degree in Social Work, where required)

  • ' At least two years of social work experience in a health care delivery system preferred

  • Health care experience preferred. Must meet any state and/or Federal requirements for the position Basic understanding of computer technology, including email use Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

Job: Social Services

Primary Location: US-SD-Rapid City

Shift: Day Job

Schedule: Full-time

Department Address: 302 St. Cloud Street

Department City: Rapid City

Department State: SD

Department Zipcode: 57701

Company Profile

Ready to bring your heart and expertise to an award-winning team that feels more like a family? Bring your passion for patient care to Golden LivingCenters. As one of the nation’s leading providers of skilled nursing care and inpatient and outpatient therapies, we are dedicated to helping people live fuller, longer and more productive lives. Our Golden LivingCenters have won more AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards than any other post-acute healthcare provider. These awards are the nation’s highest for distinguished achievement in post-acute care, and they reflect the compassion, commitment and quality orientation of our caregivers. Join us! Together, we’re redefining the way care is delivered with an innovative, holistic approach that considers the ‘whole patient’ every time.

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