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Assistant Director Of Social Services
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., weekends and evenings as needed
Job Focus: This position is responsible to support the Director of Social Services and to provide leadership and oversight to the Material Assistance, Career Enhancement Center, Emergency Disaster Services, Corporate Disaster and Emergency Relief Programs, and Seasonal Assistance Programs, including the Christmas Cheer Program.
An understanding of and passion for The Salvation Army's Mission
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Licensed Social Worker – State of Ohio
Previous non-profit work experience strongly preferred
Supervisory experience required
Highly organized and able to multi-task
Strong interpersonal skills, a positive can-do attitude and a sleeve rolled up approach to leadership
Strong work ethic, written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of grant writing, performance measurement and program budgeting processes preferred
Able to maintain strict confidentiality
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
At least 21 years old, valid Ohio Driver's license and the ability to obtain and maintain driving privileges per Salvation Army insurance standards. Ability to drive a box truck (CDL not required).
Director Of Development – Social Sciences Division
Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.
Department60630 Development-VP For
About the UnitConsistently ranked among the top ten social science research universities in the world, the Division of Social Sciences is at the vanguard of inquiry and impact. Whether through the field-defining scholarship of the Chicago Schools in Sociology and Economics, the path-breaking impact of the first graduate international affairs program in the U.S., the creation of interdisciplinary programs in the Department of Comparative Human Development and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, or many other pivotal milestones, the Division has repeatedly transformed the social sciences since its founding in 1930. The Division is comprised of eight departments: Anthropology, Comparative Human Development, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, the Committee on Social Thought, and Sociology. The Division offers PhD degrees in nine disciplines and Master of Arts degrees in five interdisciplinary fields. The Division also offers a number of joint degrees, and these collaborative initiatives uniquely position the Division to pioneer creative modes of thinking about society's most complex issues.
Job FamilyAlumni Relations & Development
Sets and achieves University fundraising and engagement goals. Designs, manages, and executes development strategies and programs to maximize philanthropic support for the University's priorities. Increases engagement and participation of the University's worldwide community of alumni, parents, families and friends via diversified communication programs and activities.
Career Track and Job LevelDevelopment
Oversees, plans, and implements all development activities within the undergraduate college, an academic department, a professional school, the central development office, or another University unit. Executes fundraising cultivation programs for prospective donors and for councils. Note that M5 job level is restricted for Booth only.
M3: Provides leadership to managers and professional staff. Is accountable for the performance and results of multiple related teams. Develops departmental plans, including business, operational and/or organizational priorities. Decisions are guided by resource availability and functional objectives.
Role ImpactPeople Manager
ResponsibilitiesThe job provides leadership and direction through both managers and professional staff, overseeing and planning all development activities; typically within the undergraduate college, a large academic department or professional school, or the central development office. Directs fundraising projects and cultivation programs for prospective donors and for visiting committees.
- Manages managers and professional staff. Establishes performance goals, allocates resources and assesses policies for direct subordinates., 2) Serves as a key development officer for a unit with high responsibility for setting the strategy for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of the highest level of individual major and principal gift prospects., 3) Develops prospects through visits, events, correspondence, and regular calls. Maintains relationships with donors, various volunteer committees, and top administrators. Solicits gifts and negotiates gift discussions., 4) Sets annual and long-term activity goals and short-term operating plans for alumni fundraising programs. Develops and manages the annual operating budget., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
- Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, Social Sciences & UChicago Urban, the Director of Development is responsible for leading all activity related to seeking philanthropic support for the Division of the Social Sciences. The Director will staff and serve as lead advisor to the Dean in developing fundraising plans and cases for support for division priorities, and in effectively working with faculty and institutional leaders to advance priorities, execute advancement plans, and meet fundraising goals.
- The Director leads a team that raises $20M-$30M annually from individuals and organizations. S/he builds and manages a personal portfolio of 80-100 major and principal individual and organizational gift prospects, and manages and assists in 20-24 $100K+ solicitations per year. A successful candidate for this role will have demonstrated success in major gift frontline fundraising and experience closing gifts at the $500K+ level. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, curious, and enthusiastic, and will build a broad understanding of the Social Sciences Division so that s/he can represent the Division and University to donors and prospective donors.
- Build and manage a comprehensive prospect portfolio of individuals, families, and organizations, with an individual goal of raising $3M-$10M annually;
- Develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans tailored to specific donors and prospects;
- Conceptualize, prepare, and present funding proposals and other materials necessary to solicit and close gifts, including those that require careful negotiations and complex strategies;
- Staff and provide a high level of leadership and partnership to the Dean, including strategically prioritizing the Dean's donor and prospective donor portfolio;
- Staff and meet regularly with faculty and program directors to develop a sophisticated, up-to-date understanding of divisional research, programs, and resource needs, and to advise and involve academic leaders in fundraising strategies and development of fundraising opportunities consistent with Social Sciences Division (SSD) and University priorities;
- Develop case statements, talking points, proposals, and briefing materials for these activities; ensure fundraising dollar goals and deadlines are met; monitor, analyze and report on overall results to internal and external constituencies.
- Work closely and collaboratively with gift officers University-wide (principal gifts, regional major gifts, gift planning, annual fund, foundation and corporate relations) to monitor and facilitate growth of the SSD prospect pool, and to contribute to strategy and solicitation plans for multiple-interest prospects that incorporate SSD priorities;
- Work collaboratively with SSD staff and serve as a key spokesperson for the division;
- Assist gift officers University-wide in understanding SSD priorities and opportunities;
- Investigate new fundraising ideas and build consensus among stakeholders to advance those ideas with the most potential;
- Serve as the chief staff liaison to the Division of the Social Sciences Council; represent the SSD in development and execution of a fundraising strategy for decanal and faculty priorities;
- Work closely with development communications, donor relations and special events to conceive, direct, monitor, and evaluate a comprehensive SSD fundraising communications and outreach plan for donor cultivation and recognition.
- Supervise a team of up to three employees to reach fundraising goals; hire, manage, develop, and evaluate staff; actively encourage staff members' professional growth and participation in the life of the University.
- Manage an annual budget.
- Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
- Demonstrated effective decision-making, while working autonomously and exercising good judgement
- Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization and identify and utilize resources efficiently and effectively
- Executive presence and confidence to represent SSD in various forums
- Superior communications skills—oral, written, and listening
- Comfort and experience in working both as a team player and independently
- Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks so that goals are met in a timely, efficient manner
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals at every level of an organization both internally and externally
- Tactful exercise of judgment and discretion with sensitive and highly confidential information
- An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative
- Flexibility and adaptability to new programs in an emerging and changing environment
- Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business
- Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends
Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.
- Proven record of accomplishment in solicitations and cultivation of prospective donors, or sales and client development.
- Experience leading a project team or managing staff.
- Experience working closely and collaboratively with senior leadership, trustees and board members.
- Experience developing and monitoring budgets.
- Cover Letter (optional)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours37.5
Drug Test RequiredNo
Health Screen RequiredNo
Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo
Remove from Posting On or Before2019-10-11-07:00
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Deputy Director, Prince George Social Services (State Title: Social Services Asst. Director I)
Prince George County Department of Social Services is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Director, Social Services. This position will be responsible for acting in the place of the Social Services' Director in their absence; planning, organizing and directing staff and/or Programs; responsible for all social service and financial programs and directly supervises line staff and/or senior staff; and performs related tasks as required.
To be eligible for this position, a Master's degree in human services field, a behavioral science, counseling, business or public administration or related field supplemented with professional experience in social work or other human services field with considerable supervisory or other management work experience preferred OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Successful candidates must have considerable knowledge of: principles and practices of effective supervision; of policies, procedures and regulations relating to foster care, adult services, and financial services; Skill in operating a personal computer and the associated software and the operation of a motor vehicle. Demonstrated ability to: plan and manage work activities and assist others in their planning and management; develop programs and procedures; make decisions in difficult situations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; apply treatment and intervention approaches; interpret laws, policies and regulations regarding human services, ensure compliance and recommend needed changes; supervise others working with clients; analyze situations to make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, policies, and regulations; and train, evaluate, lead, and develop subordinate staff.
Considerable experience in assigned program area/human services programs and completion of required training programs. Supervisory experience or work experience in a leadership role. Equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Must be able to show documentation of completion of all current mandated trainings required to perform Child Protective Services in the VDSS system. All applicants are subject to a DMV/driving record check, pre-employment drug screen, and CPS and Criminal History background checks.
The background check may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); and other checks requested by the hiring authority. Employees are required to work outside of normal business hours at times; participate in supervision of afterhours on-call; and participate as part of the local emergency response team as needed.
Social Services Director - Millennium Post Acute Rehabilitation
Social Services Director
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2+ years in skilled nursing facilities preferred
Must have a 4 year degree.
Will you pledge to live CAPLICO?
Millennium Post Acute Rehabilitation's commitment to excellence extends beyond delivering world class health care.
Our company mission is to dignify and transform post-acute care.
Our facility's success is dependent upon our highly motivated clinical professionals working to improve business operations. Our leadership team is driven to provide exceptional service by cultivating a workforce that is dedicated to upholding our company's mission of delivering care with compassion and integrity. We value innovation and creativity in our buildings and love a healthy debate that challenges us to learn and grow.
Are you ready to discover the world of limitless possibilities that comes with being a member of our Ensign culture? Are you an experienced Social Services Director who is eager to make a difference? Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story of providing exceptional care and making a positive impact in the lives of everyone we serve.
Customer Second: When we take care of our team first, it reflects positively on our customer care.
Accountability: We strive for quality of life and reach for high standards as a team.
Passion For Learning: We want to be at the forefront of change; there is always something we can learn.
Love One Another: Treat others the way you want to be treated. It's simple, yet effective.
Intelligent Risk Taking: If something makes sense, we're willing to give it a try.
Celebration: We celebrate life every day of the year with our teammates and residents.
Ownership: When everyone on the team is encouraged to take ownership of the care that they give, it positively improves their attitude, which affects everyone around them, from teammates to residents.
We would love to meet you and hear your pledge to live CAPLICO with us.
In addition to hiring a Social Services Director who exhibits the above qualities that help us create a world class culture, we offer competitive wages, mentorship and training for new graduates, tuition reimbursement, dependent care and public transportation FSAs, cell phone and movie ticket discounts, 401(k) with matching contributions, career advancement opportunities, and medical, dental, and health insurance. Take a look at these benefits (and more!) at www.ensignbenefits.com
Millennium Post-Acute Rehabilitation
2416 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29169
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The employer for this position is stated in the job posting. Ensign Services, Inc. provides recruiting services for operations in the skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice industries.
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Executive Director And Clinical Professor Of Law, Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic
Not Eligible for Tenure Faculty Announcement:
Eligible for presumptively renewable 5 year contract.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles seeks applicants to become the Executive Director of its recently launched Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic ("LSJLC"). LSJLC is an aggregation of the multiple independent in-house, live-client clinics at Loyola dedicated to representing clients who would not otherwise have access to representation while training students interested in pursuing public interest legal careers. The Executive Director will be responsible for working with multiple stakeholders on strategic direction and vision for the LSJLC, organizational management, and fundraising.
Strategy and Vision
1.Work with clinic faculty and staff on strategic plan and vision for the LSJLC.
2.Work with stakeholders to develop plan to define and elevate profile of LSJLC with multiple audiences: students and prospective students, alumni, legal community, and social justice communities.
Fundraising/Strategic Budget Oversight & Accountability:
1.Design and implement an overall development plan based on approved funding priorities approved by the Dean and the Associate Dean/Director of Advancement, including establishing annual qualitative and quantitative goals and objectives to increase donors and dollars raised for the LSJLC.
3.Actively involve clinic directors, faculty, staff, students, and external volunteers in the identification, cultivation and solicitation process. Develop and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects in collaboration with stakeholders, for the purposes of discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
4.Manage and assist in recruitment and development of a volunteer board comprised of prominent corporate and community volunteers and alumni for the LSJLC.
Liaison to University Departments/Management functions:
1.Partner with the Dean and Administration in strategic budget decisions, and monitor budget to actual results, related to LSJLC as a part of the overall Law School budgeting process. Assist individual Clinic Directors in reaching their clinic's fundraising/budgeting goals.
2.Consult with Associate Dean of Experiential Learning regarding academic issues related to clinics within the LSCLC.
3.Consult with Human Resources re hiring, compensation and employee relations issues with Clinic Staff.
1.Supervise Clinical Operations Director, and administrative support team.
2.Help administrative staff and directors create and implement law practice management policies consistent with California Bar requirements and university policies.
Specific areas of competency within the discipline:
At least 10 years legal experience including prior clinical teaching experience and/or supervising and training lawyers. Engagement with clinical legal education networks and/or local, state and national public interest legal communities. Successful experience fundraising including leading boards is required.
J.D., strong academic record.
Prior teaching experience required (years): Special Instructions:
The position starts in time for preparation for fall 2019 classes.
Posting Date: 04/02/2019 Application Deadline Date:
Social Services Director
The Social Services Director is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of the social services department.
Manages the selection, training, development, and performance of assigned staff. Manages the department's budget. Identifies residents' needs for medically related social services, psycho/social services, and emotional support services; and devises and implements services/interventions. Assists with providing services/interventions for grief, bereavement, and end of life issues. Provides oversight and consult on any vulnerable adult issues as the abuse prevention coordinator.
Bachelor's degree in social services from an accredited college.
Current state licensure the Board of Social Work, in good standing.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
Knowledge of community resources.
Ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams.
Ability to read, write and communicate in English.
Long term care experience.
Management skills and experience.
Social Services Director
Make a Difference in our Residents' Lives!
We are seeking a Social Worker that has a passion for providing the highest quality of care with compassion and integrity!
We live our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, and Teamwork & Stewardship every day with every life we touch, providing exceptional healthcare and exceeding expectations.
Contact: Stacy Hatcher
Assists in pre-admission and admission process with customers; aids clients in adjusting to nursing home placement.
Interviews residents and families to obtain relevant past and present adjustments, behavior and lifestyle.
Documents progress and updates plans of care at the interdisciplinary care conference.
Arranges transportation, makes appointments and acts as a liaison between all departments, residents' families and outside agencies.
Assists in handling and accepting placement through one-on-one counseling and group work.
Ascertains potential and develops discharge plans when clients are admitted.
Arranges for post discharge services and follow-up care.
Assesses emotional, financial, spiritual, educational and social needs of residents; ensures those needs are Manager, Education & Training by the facility or through the use of outside agencies.
Acts as resident/family advocate and ensure the resident is knowledgeable in and exercises his/her rights.
Responsible for organizing and conduction of Family Counsel Meetings and maintaining minutes of the meeting.
Maintains effective communication with residents, families, healthcare professionals and facility staff.
Qualifications Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Social Work
License with State
One year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting, working directly with patients and families.
Experience in working in healthcare setting – preference in nursing home, hospice, home health, hospital.
Ability to work with a variety of people in situations varying from community and nursing home planning.
Able to make decisions concerning procedures based on evaluations and interpretations of case histories.
Director Of Social Media Strategy
Job no: 502784
Work type: Full time
Location: New Jersey
Categories: Business Support
Our network reaches across ten countries and employs over 13,000 people. With our company you can have a career that can take you all over the world.
FCTG is looking for a Director of Social Media Strategy who can support multiple travel brands and build strong online communities through our various social media platforms. This strategic role will be a key member of the America's Digital Marketing Team. They will collaborate with their Digital Marketing colleagues as well as other key business stakeholders across the Americas. The Director will be responsible for developing a Social Media Strategy for several brands and administering social media content, managing paid social, understanding brand(s) sentiment, our competitive position and our customer relationships. The successful candidate will also be required to gather and review social media data to develop more effective campaigns and help refine the strategy and execution going forward. Drawing brief, relevant business insights from reports to inform our brands' Social Media and customer acquisition and retention strategies will be important aspect of the role.
Partner with business stakeholders to develop social media strategies that support brand goals and integrate with the overall marketing strategy
Build monthly Social Media calendars that integrate with each brand's digital marketing plan and support our broader marketing and business objectives
Generate, edit, and publish daily content across multiple Social Media channels
Manage / Support paid social budget, projections and calculate ROAS, ROI
Use social publishing and listening tools (Sprout, Hootsuite, or Adobe social) to execute the Social Media Strategy
Work with Digital, Creative and Marketing team to create all organic posts to be on brand while speaking to our social media audience. Includes sourcing UGC, creating graphics, animated GIFs, videos, and other visual content that aligns with the user habits within each community
Partner with digital marketing, product, creative and media colleagues to develop paid social media campaigns that support each brand's marketing strategy and help to achieve FCTG's corporate marketing goals
Develop monthly reports on emerging social media trends and summarize insights that will be submitted to the management and executive teams
Monitor the company's social media accounts and communities. Offer constructive interaction with users
Create methods for finding and saving online customer reviews that can be shared on social media platforms
Develop a plan to harness the power of employee brand advocacy through social sharing with an easy to monitor and use program
Analyze the long-term needs of the company's social media strategy and offer quarterly reports as well as examples of competitor campaigns
Qualifications and skills:
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications or related field
5+ years' experience in social media management for both B2C & B2B customers
4+ years' experience in paid social media management
Exceptional multi-tasking skills
Able to explain complex social media data in an understandable way
Strong creative, analytical and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn's platforms is required
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications or related field
What WE can offer YOU!
Strengths based culture
Onsite fitness area
Relaxed dress attire
In-house travel planner to book discounted hotel & air
National/International Award Nights https://vimeo.com/288474385/8d7ebe0ebc
Benefits including vision, medical, and dental after one full month of employment
401K with up to 3% company match after 3 months
Generous paid-time off policy
Free and confidential access to our in-house financial advisor (401K, Stock Plan)
Life Insurance, Short/Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Health Advocate and MD Live
Giving back through the Flight Centre Foundation (Habitat for Humanity, Feeding America, Earth Share)
Location: Montvale, NJ
FCTG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer searching for talented people who have a desire to build a rewarding, fun, and exciting career with a company that loves to celebrate your success!
Director Of Social Services
KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE (KIND)
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES
VARIOUS LOCATIONS AS POSSIBILITY: ATLANTA, BALTIMORE, BOSTON, HOUSTON, LOS ANGELES, NEWARK, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE, OR WASHINGTON, D.C.
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. As the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone, KIND is dedicated to providing pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. KIND also engages in programming in Central America and Mexico to promote the best interests and protection of migrant children throughout the region. Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, DC and has 10 field offices across the United States.
KIND seeks a full-time Director of Social Services (the Director) who will supervise and lead a national team of Social Services Coordinators who work to provide social services referrals for unaccompanied immigrant children receiving free legal representation across KINDs ten field offices. The Director of Social Services will work under the supervision of the Vice President for Legal Services and in coordination with KINDs Legal Services Management team. He or she will work with Legal Services leadership in an interdisciplinary model to deliver social services support that complements and enhances the provision of pro bono legal representation for children in their immigration matters. The Director will create guidelines and monitor and evaluate the quantity and quality of services that the Social Services team provide to unaccompanied children, as well as interdisciplinary support to and collaboration with KIND legal staff, pro bono attorneys, and other stakeholders. With input and support from the field office Managing Attorneys, the Director of Social Services will also guide and supervise the Social Services team to work collaboratively with KIND legal staff for case assessment, strategy, programming, crisis management, and long-term case planning. The Director will also collaborate with KINDs Development team and Legal Services management to sustain and develop funding for social services programming, assisting with proposal drafting and reporting to funders. The Director will work to grow KINDs social services referral program to ensure robust referral networks for clients in need of critical and emergent social services support during the course of their legal case, such as medical, mental health, educational or other needs.
Educational and Experience Requirements
Advanced degree in social work, social welfare, marriage, family and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology, or social psychology; LCSW preferred.
Minimum of eight years of experience in social work, counseling, or related specialty;
Experience working with immigrant and refugee children and youth, and low-income, diverse communities; and
Supervisory experience of multiple supervisees in social services context for at least five years.
Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines, and preferably, prior experience working with attorneys, law firms, or other legal service providers;
Direct experience with crisis intervention, crisis counseling, and safety planning for clients;
Experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault or other traumatic experiences;
Bilingual or multi-lingual, with fluency in English and Spanish strongly preferred;
Experience advocating on behalf of limited English proficient clients;
A strong record of cultural humility and equity, as well as cross-cultural communication skills;
Willing and able to travel periodically to the ten field offices sites and their satellite locations;
Detail and solution-oriented and be able to effectively multi-task in a high-volume, fast-paced environment;
Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or contemporary suite of skills, and willingness to learn new technology and case management tools such as Legal Server.
Commensurate with education and experience.
Vice President for Legal Services
- Directly supervise the majority of the 10 Social Services Coordinators located across field offices in the U.S. with input and support from the field offices Managing Attorneys and in coordination with Legal Services leadership. Directly supervise the Deputy Director of Social Services. The Director will provide supervision to each Social Services Coordinator in the areas of casework supervision, managing caseloads and other responsibilities, conducting employee performance evaluations, establishing annual goals and strategies, and meeting regularly with each supervisee.
Primary Responsibilities and Leadership Competencies
The responsibilities of Director of Social Services will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
Member of Legal Services Senior Management Team
As a direct report to the Vice President for Legal Services, the Director of Social Services will meaningfully contribute thought leadership and expertise on social services programming to KINDs President and Vice President and the Legal Services management team;
The Director will inform and align KIND leaderships vision for social services with overall program delivery, offering new insights into challenges and opportunities; Evaluates conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; willing to explore and implement new or cutting-edge programs/processes;
Rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles;
Deals effectively with pressure and remains optimistic and persistent, even in an uncertain and challenging environment;
With the rest of the Legal Services management team, the Director of Social Services will embrace leadership values and a work ethic that exemplify authenticity, goodwill, transparency, and collaboration;
Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals;
Social Services Team Management
Participate in drafting Social Services team components, including metrics, logic models, and narratives, for grant applications and reports;
Support fundraising and development efforts, as well as grant reporting for the Social Services team;
Supervise, analyze, and systemize Social Services teams data entry and metrics tracking in case management database;
Create, update, and implement ethical policies, procedures, and guidelines to be implemented across all field offices;
In collaboration with others in Legal Services leadership, create, update, and implement guidelines for the Social Services team in an interdisciplinary model pertaining to attorney-client and work-product privilege, federal and state confidentiality, and mandatory reporting laws;
Create and implement guidelines on social services team members working with unaccompanied children represented by pro bono volunteer attorneys; and
Create guidelines and lead Social Services team on self-care, wellness, prevention of vicarious trauma and burn out, as well as appropriate professionalism in client relations.
Supervision of Case Work
- With the Social Services Coordinator for each KIND field office, monitor and evaluate case activities, including client referrals, intakes, case strategy, and case closure through case rounds and regular supervision meetings;
- Consult and work regularly with KIND attorneys and legal staff to integrate holistic, trauma-informed, and client-centered services that consider both legal strategy and social services needs;
- Evaluate and provide expert consultation to the Social Services team and KIND attorneys on service referrals, needs assessments, advocacy strategy, safety planning, and crisis management.
Technical Assistance, Training, and Outreach
Provide technical assistance and expertise to KIND staff and community partners;
Obtain external expertise and trainings for the Social Services team for relevant case situations as needed;
Prepare practice advisories and gather materials regarding best practices on various topics;
Work with community partners to coordinate services and collaborate in efforts;
Assist with trainings and presentations; and
Represent KIND at local coalitions, courts, and agencies.
Work is generally performed within the office environment.
This position will require periodic travel to the ten different field offices and their satellite locations.
Applications, including a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information for three professional references, should be submitted online at:
Social Service Director
Responsible for performing assigned social work duties and responsibilities within the facility. Plan, develop, organize, oversee and run the overall operation of the Social Service Department in accordance with current Alden policies and procedures, federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations.
Bachelors Degree in the Human Services field (e.g., Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, or related field).
Have one year of experience in working in the social service/case management realm of the healthcare field.
Current knowledge of Federal and State Long-Term Care (LTC) Social Service regulations and/or ability to understand and interpret.
Demonstrate skills and ability in working with and understanding the needs of the residents, families, other staff members and personnel from community agencies.
Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an understandable manner. The ability to produce concise, meaningful, clinical written reports, assessments, documentation and care planning initiatives and articulate the social/psychological needs of the residents.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action that are in the best interest of the residents, staff and families. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with residents, family members, visitors, personnel, government agencies/personnel and the general public in a professional manor.
Must possess leadership ability and a willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
The ability to accept and utilize professional supervision, consultation and in-service training/educational opportunities.
Must demonstrate the ability to handle confidential data with professional discretion.
Have experience and qualified marketing skills to effectively express the Alden's Social Services Program to the community, other health professionals, outside professional organizations, senior services, government agencies, and any other provider or professional in the community.
Must have the sincere desire to work with a variety of populations that require long-term or short-term care.
Possess a knowledge and ability to apply that knowledge to deal effectively with this population
Possess the ability to guide and direct staff in therapeutic approaches effective with the dementia and behavioral population, as well as residents with mental health issues, on an-ongoing basis, if applicable.
Possess the qualities of empathy, compassion, understanding, enthusiasm, and humor in order to effectively interact with residents, families, and staff.
Willingness to be flexible regarding working hours in order to ensure quality of care.
Understand and be able to manage emotional needs of yourself and your staff.
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.
Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with the residents, family members, personnel and support agencies.
Be available to welcome new admission residents, provide support and initiate a trusting/therapeutic relationship.
Must be able to clearly assess and document residents' identified feelings about LTC placement (short/long-term), emotional, mental, environmental changes or physical limitations verbalized by resident (or family), which includes any observed non-verbal communications.
Become knowledgeable of each individual resident's background, cultural, life history, disease and medical care needs in detail to ensure an appropriate person-centered social service plan.
Document interaction with and in-between resident and/or family in the assessment, care plan and/or social services notes in support of resident advocacy as required by the State standards of practice.
Prepare a plan of care for treatment with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) based on the Comprehensive Assessment for each resident. Contribute as an integral member of the IDT on a continual basis and at the Resident Care Plan Conferences. This also involves documenting the social/emotional/mental needs related to the resident's illness/disability, adjustment to placement, cognitive, emotional/mental (mood), psychosocial functioning and the absence/presence of any behaviors (verbal/nonverbal) within the supportive network, and his/her response to the treatment/rehabilitation/need for placement according to each individual residents' case. Based upon these, the SSD will make specific recommendations to assist in the resident's overall care and genuine well-being within the care plan for the best IDT approach.
Initiate, facilitate, and/or participate in the written discharge plan which states the resident's specific need to be in the facility or if the resident is expected to be able to function in a more independent setting. The discharge plan should include consultation with other disciplines, the family and of course the resident.
Make supportive visits to residents, writing progress notes at least quarterly, earlier when there is a notable change in condition.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
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