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Social Services Specialist

Duluth, Minnesota
Start date
Apr 11, 2024
Closing date
May 11, 2024

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Social Services
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Employment Status
Full Time

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Ecumen Lakeshore
Casual/On-Call Social Services Specialist l 3-5 shifts/month l 8 Hour Day shifts

Ecumen Lakeshore-The Fountains provides short-term rehab and post-hospital care for up to 60 patients in spacious, private rooms along the picturesque shore of Lake Superior. Nurses in the Fountains acquire a comprehensive skill set to include IV insertion and medication administration, lab draws, code response, complex wound care, advanced respiratory care and restorative nursing care in collaboration with the therapy team to support each patient's journey to health.

The Social Services Specialist is responsible for ensuring that residents are linked to the supportive services they need to continue to live independently in their current housing environment. Provides general case management, including intake and referral services to all residents needing such assistance.

About Us:

Ecumen is an industry leader dedicated to advocating for older adults by providing housing choices, compassionate healthcare, and innovative services. For 160 years Ecumen has cared for those in need. Now, as Minnesota's 8th largest senior living provider, we continue to advocate for those we serve. Join a team where you can make a difference in advancing our mission to serve our older adults, while we commit to creating a place where everyone belongs.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  1. Establishes linkages with community agencies and service providers to ensure individualized, flexible and creative services for the residents.
  2. Monitors the ongoing provision of services from community agencies and keeps the case management and provider agency current with the progress of the individual resident.
  3. Documents activities and provides required reporting, and assists with providing information required for billing.
  4. Establishes and maintains a directory of providers for use by staff, residents and residents' family members.
  5. Educates residents on service availability, application procedures, client rights, etc., providing advocacy as appropriate and referring residents to service providers in the community. Helps residents build informal support networks with other residents, family, and friends.

Social Services Specialist Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two years of social service experience in a health care setting
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats
  • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident's Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in social work
  • Licensed Social Worker in good standing in Minnesota
  • CPR certification
  • Demonstrated continuing education on current trends
  • Prior experience working with seniors


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3530 Lexington Avenue North

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