Social Services Worker

Bethesda Brings out the Best in Talented, Caring People!

At Bethesda, more than 1,200 employees dedicate their careers to improving the lives of others.

As a team member at Bethesda, you'll enjoy great benefits such as: 403b, daily pay, bonuses, career advancement opportunities, and holiday pay.

Medical, dental, vision, prescription, and life insurance available for regular status full and part time employees.


Participates in providing goal-oriented and appropriate group and/or person-centered sessions designed to meet the social service needs of all residents. Helps in addressing resident and family issues and acts as a resource to residents who are adjusting to a long-term care environment. Maintains availability to the residents in time of need, adjustments, lost articles, and concerns that they may want addressed. Participates in the planning of effective individualized social service programming through written assessment, multi-disciplinary treatment participation, and completion of required documentation. Ensures that charting is completed. Maintains resident rights through social service observation and assessment, while ensuring advance directives are reviewed upon admission and updated annually. Ensures that all residents are aware of the Resident Rights and have received a copy upon admission. In collaboration with interdisciplinary team, addresses needs of residents and family members within scope of practice. Develops relationships with residents and family members and addresses concerns professionally and in a timely manner. Provides social service assessments upon admission and for residents who have been hospitalized. Obtains new medical treatment form as needed and signed by resident's representative. Assists resident's representative with mail, paperwork, and Medicaid application as necessary. Aids in scheduling appointments for residents with physicians and outside needs. Follows up with resident's representative in regard to scheduling of appointments and appropriate transportation. Works in conjunction with interdisciplinary team for addressing all residents' needs. Contributes in the completion of admission, quarterly and annual notes to meet residents' physical and emotional needs. Participates in Resident Care Plan meetings. Addresses issues of resident's strengths and weaknesses and the social service needs of each resident in written form to aid in development of appropriate care plan. May be assigned other duties as appropriate.

Job Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor of science in Social Work preferred
  • Must have knowledge of growth and development and show expertise for geriatric population
  • Certification as a Social Service Designee by State preferred
  • One year experience in long-term care social service department preferred
  • Previous geriatric and social work experience preferred
  • Ability to perform necessary documentation in writing and electronically
  • Manual dexterity and skillful use of hands when working with patients and equipment

Category: Social Work