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Program Services / Delivery Job Opening in Seattle, King County
Job Summary
Long Term Care / Assisted Living
Job Type :
Seattle , WA
Application Deadline:
Contact Information:
Person: Freida Gatewood
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Activities and Social Worker Director #11133
About the Job

Full-time position available for the Cannon House Assisted and Independent Living Facility in Seattle. The Activities and Social Worker Director will be responsible for developing policies and procedures, and developing and managing the Social Work program. Promotes each resident’s ability to exercise their rights through education and advocacy. Assures the meeting of each resident’s medically-related social services needs through the process of assessment, interdisciplinary care planning, implementation of services and evaluation; based on the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. She/he will assist in the management of resident benefits and completion of evaluations and reviews of resident care, psycho-social assessments in compliance with facility and government regulations, implement discharge planning procedures, participate in care planning meetings and mental health consultations, and provide crisis intervention and grief therapy and support to administration link residents and families to agencies and support and socialization groups to enhance relationships among residents and encourage individual participation by residents in their health care planning and process. She/he will establish activities, implement, and update Activities policies and procedures in compliance with Cannon House standards and government regulations. Plans, organizes, implements and direct activities and assist the residents needs related to maintaining their residency at the facility, completes and maintains all required documentation in a timely manner and work closely with other facility departments. Will also prepare daily and monthly calendar of events.

Required Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: Strong team building and problem solving skills, working knowledge of government systems/regulations such as Medicare, Medicaid and community resources. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the residents served, knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life spam, and be able to identify and categorize each resident’s age-specific grouping of needs. Understanding of the medically related social services needs of the population served, with an ability to work as a member of the interdisciplinary team to formulate and implement plans to address identified needs in a timely manner. Ability to drive facility obtained vehicle for activities away from the facility. Washington State driver’s license required.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING: A Bachelors degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, or a degree in an allied/social science is required. One year of experience in geriatric-centered program preferred; long-term care of medical social work experience is preferred. Demonstrate understanding, respect and appreciation for diversity and have an understanding of community systems; and is able to demonstrate understanding of the cultural issues impacting the African American, Latino and other minority communities. The Social Worker must have demonstrated experience with and ability to form and maintain effective relationship with residents, team members and community providers, as well as ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English; ability to communicate effectively with residents or employees of the organization.


We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a dynamic multicultural work environment. 


How to apply
If interested, please use the link to the left to download and fill out the Sea Mar Job Application; send it with a cover letter and resume to Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Attn: Freida Gatewood, Administrator, 113 23rd Ave S. Seattle, WA 98144 or fax to (206) 860-9846.  
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