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Social Services Director in Overland Park, KS at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

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Job Description

t. Joseph Place (formerly Villa St. Joseph), an Ascension Living community, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to join our team as the Director of Social Services.

Preferred candidates for this position will have, at a minimum, an LBSW however an Social Service Designee Certificate is acceptable. Candidates will have two years experience working in working in long term care environment preferably in a skilled nursing facility, and familiarity with discharge planning and documentation.

About Us:

Our skilled nursing community is conveniently located just across the street from Town Center Plaza in Overland Park, Kansas. When additional therapy is needed after surgery, illness or hospital stay, we provide rehabilitation and short-term care; we also offer long-term care for residents who need a higher level of assistance in dealing with an ongoing illness, chronic medical condition or disability.


  • Work for a faith based organization
  • Competitive Pay
  • Up to 5 weeks of Paid Time Off
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance at affordable rates - Discounts available based on income!
  • Free Life and Accidentally Death/Dismemberment Insurance
  • Free Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match


Manages, coordinates, directs, and maintains an efficient, productive, and organized social services department. Responsible for maintaining community compliance based upon regulations governing the community. Responsible for developing and adhering to departmental budgets within community guidelines. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Job Requirements


  • Works cooperatively and efficiently with Ascension Living, ED/Administrator, consultants, and community staff in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating of all social services.
  • Assumes responsibility for identifying psycho-social situations, establishing goals for the highest practicable level of well-being and serving as a liaison between residents, families and community resources.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all policies and procedures and federal and state regulations pertaining to Social Services.
  • Responsible for the social services component of the completion of MDS+, RAPs, Care Plan according to schedule and in participation with other disciplines.
  • Develops relationships with resident families, and encourage their participation in resident life.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Gerontology required.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience working in long term care; skilled rehab facility preferred


  • LBSW or above by Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) of state where employed preferred.
  • Social Services Designee Certificate