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Director of Social Services- Cranberry Township, PA

  • Job ID: 130135848
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Cranberry Place
  • Department: Social Services
  • Location: 5 St Francis Way, Cranberry Township PA 16066
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $23.77 to $41.22 / hour


UPMC Cranberry Place is hiring a Director of Social Services!!

Cranberry Place is a skilled nursing facility with an updated decor and welcoming atmosphere located in easily accessible Cranberry Township. Our team is dedicated to enhancing the comfort of our residents and returning them to their highest level of independence. Join our outstanding team in enriching the lives of our residents as we strive to improve their physical, psychological, and social needs.


  • Collect social history data, as required, in an organized, legible and accurate format.
  • Provide resident with drawer key when requested.
  • Develop and maintain good relations with community agencies/individuals which may be resources for the Department.
  • Assist resident and/or sponsor/family in formulating resident goals, and documents goals and Social Service approaches to help resident in meeting goals; documents progress and updates care plan as required.
  • Assist resident and sponsor/family with adjustment to placement.
  • Participate on facility committees as assigned.
  • Provide crisis intervention for unit emergencies.
  • Represent Department at monthly Resident Council meeting.
  • Develop, coordinate, facilitate and/or present in-services on Resident Rights and other subjects pertinent to staff training and within the Social Service field of knowledge.
  • Explain applicable long-term care regulations relating to Resident Rights, Medicare, and Medical Assistance to resident, sponsor/family, and interdisciplinary team as they impact on the resident.
  • Provide the public with information on SMSP, long term care, advance medical directives, and community resources.
  • Coordinate the lost and found program.
  • Document on interdisciplinary care plan, as required, anticipated discharge plan, and updates documentation as changes occur.
  • Invite residents who are capable of participating to attend and participate in care planning meetings.
  • Assist resident or responsible party in completing the application for Medical Assistance and copying all documents that are required to accompany application.
  • Manage Department, maintaining office and supplies conducive to completing duties and meeting public.
  • Follow established performance standards and perform duties according to Social Service and Admissions policies and procedures.
  • Attend all assigned in-services.
  • Listen to and counsel resident/family regarding issues related to death, dying, grieving, loss, change, disability, and assertive behavior.
  • Assist in resolving issues perceived by the resident or sponsor/family as a problem.
  • Coordinate discharge plan with facility staff, resident, sponsor/family, and appropriate community agencies, and make timely and appropriate referrals. Document discharge planning progress in Social Service progress notes.
  • Participate in care planning conferences, utilizing significant psychosocial aspects of resident assessment, and takes a leadership role as assigned by the RNAC.
  • Add resident names to optometry and dental clinic lists as requested by resident or responsible party and ordered by attending physician. Coordinate these clinics and related services.
  • Represent Department at monthly Family Council meeting
  • Carry pager to coordinate admissions after hours and on week-ends in rotation with other Social Workers and Admissions Director.
  • Supervise and train Social Service and Department Volunteers and delegates duties appropriately.
  • Maintain ongoing supportive contacts with resident and resident's sponsor/family, documenting its effect on the residents.
  • Develop and maintains Department Policies and Procedures.
  • Complete discharge summary for all assigned residents, including CTB, discharges, and transfers out as required.
  • Complete as required, accurate initial and quarterly assessments, including physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors impacting on a resident.
  • Complete the Social Service portion of the MDS, as required along with corresponding progress note.
  • Assist resident as needed in obtaining appropriate clothing and other personal items.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Family Support Group and makes available educational material for residents, families/sponsors and the general public.
  • Explain admission documents to residents/sponsors in a comprehensible manner.



A Bachelor's degree in Human Services required, Master's preferred. At least two (2) years experience in health care, preferably long term care.

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Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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