Social Services Careers

Social services director

The social services director coordinates admission and discharge procedures with residents and their family members. The social services staff also provides counseling and social services to residents and their families, helping them make the transition from a previous living environment to life in a care setting. Once the resident is established, the social services staff assures the resident’s continuing needs are met and that the person is given the opportunity to participate in planning for continued care in the facility, transfer or discharge back into the community. Some employers (but not all) may prefer candidates with a college degree in social work.

Social worker

A social worker in long-term care supports residents and their families with their well-being, mental and emotional health.