Associate Director – L’Chaim Adult Day Health Care Center
Under the supervision of the Adult Day Health Care Program Director, the Associate Director is responsible for oversight of all Social Services and Case Management provided by L’Chaim ADHC program staff. The Associate Director provides supervision to L’Chaim’s Social Work Assistant, Intake Social Worker, and Psychiatric Consultant ensuring that their work complies with ADHC standards. In the absence of the Program Director, the Associate Director performs as the Acting Program Director and fulfills all administrative responsibilities as required of the directorship. The Associate Director understands and assists in meeting budget and services goals, understands the mission and objectives of Jewish Family and Children’s Services and works within the limitations of the Agency’s resources and performs all duties in compliance with agency standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Management and Program Oversight
- Responsible for the coordination of Social Services for participants as specified by ADHC, CBAS, Medi-Cal Title XXII (54309, 54329 & 78339), Managed Care Plans and the California Code of Regulations.
- Implement the Home and Community-Based Setting (HCBS) CBAS waiver 42 CFR 441.301 person-centered care planning requirements including new documentation and practices.
- Coordinate with the California Department of Aging (CDA) to prepare for the Medi-Cal Licensing Recertification Site Survey.
- Responsible for ensuring that the required Social Service policies and procedures are followed by staff leading to a smooth flow of assessments, defined care plans, and accurate tracking of progress notes.
- Knowledgeable about budgeted attendance and revenue goals outlined in the annual budget and works with staff to ensure that service and financial goals are met.
- Performs as the Acting Program Director in the absence of the Program Director and fulfills all administrative responsibilities as required of the directorship.
Adult Day Health Care Daily Operations
- Conducts an initial assessment and subsequent reassessments (at a minimum of every six months) of each ADHC participant for social services, and monitors implementation.
- Prepares treatment plan and Individual Plan of Care (IPC) for each participant.
- Ensures Individual Plans of Care specifically address the full range of participants’ impairments, detail necessary treatment, and establishes appropriate, attainable, and measurable outcome goals.
- Manages the implementation of the Person-Centered Care (PCC) planning process and coordinates Social Service care plans with Nursing, Activity, Physical and Occupational Therapy.
- Evaluates participants’ changing needs on an on-going basis by directly monitoring care through observation, chart review, and discussions with staff. To make necessary program adjustments when warranted.
- Works directly with Authorized Representatives’ (AR’s) and participant to meet clients’ needs and goals within the PCC and CBAS framework.
- Conducts home visits and other off-site visits at times and locations convenient for the AR’s for all CBAS clients to ensure they have a participatory role in developing treatment plans.
Oversight of Social Services Program
- Coordinate and lead peer group relationship through problem-centered discussion groups.
- Conducts quarterly support group for caregivers and families and as needed.
- Works closely with Mental Health Clinic referring clients for medication management and psychotherapy.
- Coordinates care plans to incorporate psychiatrist and psychotherapists recommendations while providing feedback.
- Provides referral for persons not appropriate for adult day health care services.
- Provides appropriate information and referral to services for ADHC participants when needed.
- Provides counseling, support, and intervention to assigned participants and caregivers, as needed.
- Reports suspected verbal, physical, fiduciary, and/or sexual abuse to appropriate monitoring agencies.
- Discharges participants if they are inappropriate for ADHC services; assists caregiver with discharge plan.
- Provides coverage in program room as needed. Acts as floor leader for a half hour each day overseeing activities and participant needs and filling in or obtaining support as needed.
- Develops and maintains positive working relationships with human service agencies, volunteers, and community members.
Supervision of Assigned Staff
- Supervises Social Work Assistant, Intake Social Worker, and Psychiatric Consultant ensuring that their work complies with ADHC and CBAS standards and submits timely performance evaluations in compliance with Agency standards.
- Reviews home assessments performed by the Intake Coordinator and makes a preliminary determination of medical necessity for ADHC services.
- Meets monthly with Psychiatric Consultant to ensure assessments fulfill basic program requirements.
- Reviews monthly flow sheets and quarterly reassessments provided by the Social Worker Assistant, ensuring that the full scope of services established in the IPC and TAR are provided and that treatment interventions and outcomes are monitored and appropriately documented.
- Works one-on-one with Social Work Assistant, Intake Social Worker, Psychiatric Consultant to oversee documentation, ensuring that clients’ functional and cognitive disabilities are thoroughly documented, and that all treatment is fully and accurately recorded. Provides training as needed.
Other Tasks as Assigned
- Assists with marketing and outreach efforts with the goal of achieving full capacity attendance.Actively participates in JFCS and departmental meetings and trainings and represents the L’Chaim ADHC Program in a professional demeanor.
- Fosters a spirit of teamwork and unity among JFCS staff that allows for cultivating ideas, expeditious resolution of conflict, and the appreciation of diversity as well as cohesiveness, supportiveness, and working together to enable each employee and the department to succeed.
32. Delivers timely and accurate results. Values the importance of delivering high quality, innovative services to JFCS employees and external clients; responds promptly to inquiries and is accessible to JFCS employees; follows through on customer commitments in a timely manner.
- Maintains employee privacy and confidentiality in all matters relating to client and supervised employees
- Complies with the Jewish Family and Children’s Services Policy and Procedures Manual, as well as agency health and safety standards for clients, employees, and the facility.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledgeable about the physical, emotional, and social needs of the elderly.
- Proven ability to document care plans, interventions, and outcomes in an effective manner that meets professional standards for documentation of social services.
- Proven ability to provide effective case management services to frail seniors
- Russian language conversational skills preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
- Communicates appropriately with participants, caregivers, family members, and staff in accordance with person centered care best practices.
- Physically capable of performing the required duties and of assisting frail elderly and disabled adults, as necessary.
Required Education and Experience
- Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work; LCSW preferred.
- A minimum of 3 years experience supervising staff in the provision of social services in an ADHC or comparable setting.
- Proven experience assessing the social service needs of frail elderly and developing care plans to address needs in a manner that enables measurement of outcomes.
- Experience providing services in an Adult Day Health Care or comparable environment.
- Certification: CPR, First Aid.
The Associate Director, L’Chaim ADHC/ Supervising Medical Social Worker has provided the center with a health examination, signed by a physician, and a TB clearance, which is not more than 12 months prior to employment or within 7 days of employment.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, hourly position with benefits. Competitive compensation will depend on experience and proficiency level. We offer a robust array of benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid holidays; paid vacation and sick leave; 403(b) plan; and life and disability insurance.
To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
***LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY. NO RELOCATION OFFERED FOR THIS ROLE***
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.