Social Worker

Social Worker

March 12, 2024

Washington Odd Fellows Home (WOFH) strives to provide a positive work environment that fosters collaboration, teamwork, and continuously achieving solid business results. We are searching for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for our Skilled Nursing Department.
WOFH team members unite around a common cause of resident care and community support. This culture brings our team together and ensures everyone is working toward the same goal.
A team that works together with a collective goal to improve our residents care experience creates an internal culture of collaboration and mutual success. WOFH is passionate about making a positive, lasting impact on our residents and visitors, and so are our team members.
Wage Range: $26.00-$31.00 Depending on Experience
Benefits include:
~80 hours Vacation (Paid in 8-hour days at regular agreed rate)
~ Sick Leave (in accordance with WA state sick leave laws)
~ 11 Paid Holidays (Paid at 8 hours at the regular agreed rate)
~ Direct Deposit
~ On-line Time Clock, Payroll and HR system
~ On-line Scheduling system
~ 401(k) Retirement Plan (Variable Matching Plan)
~ Insurance after 60 days eligibility is met (medical company contributes 70%)
~Voluntary dental / vision / Aflac / FSA / HSA
~EAP-Provided by First Choice Health

Department Social Services
Reports to Nursing Home Administrator
Reporting to this position Social Services Designee if applicable
Job Classification Department Staff
Position Purpose Assists in planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the overall operation of the facility’s Social Services Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, and the facility’s established policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications
 A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social
 Two years of supervised social work experience in a Skilled Nursing care setting working directly with individuals.
 Washington State LCSW in good standing.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Social Worker will assist in overseeing the development, implementation, supervision and ongoing evaluation of the Social Services Department designed to meet and assist residents in attaining or maintaining their highest practicable well-being. This includes identifying the need for medically-related social services and ensuring that these services are provided in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
The Social Worker will complete the social services component of the comprehensive assessment for assigned residents. The Social Worker will also contribute to and/or direct/ delegate contribution of social services goals and approaches to the comprehensive care plan. These goals and interventions will be individualized to match the skills, abilities, and interests/preferences of each resident in compliance with Federal and State regulations, to include identifying and promoting individualized, non-pharmacological approaches to care that meet the mental and psychosocial needs of each resident.
The Social Worker will encourage residents/responsible parties to participate in the development of their care plan, and invite them to care plan meetings accordingly.
The Social Worker will assist with completion of preadmission services for inbound residents, to include participation in interdisciplinary evaluation of residents needs for institutional care and completion of the PASARR Level 1.
The Social Worker will facilitate residents’ safe transition back into the community through interdisciplinary discharge planning and arrangement of community based services and follow-up care. The Social Worker will also assist residents and their representatives in locating and accessing financial, legal, and other community resources.
The Social Worker will interpret and report the social, psychological, and emotional needs of the resident/responsible party to the medical staff, attending physician, and other resident care team members.
The Social Worker will accurately and completely document social service actions and interactions in each resident’s medical record, and ensure that legal, ethical, and professional standards of social work practice and being upheld in written recordings.
The Social Worker will engage in Advance Care Planning for assigned residents upon admission, and make sure that any Advance Directives are reviewed with the resident/resident representative on a regular basis. The Social Worker will ensure that staff members are made aware of the resident’s code status and end-of-life wishes and will assist with informing and educating residents and their representatives about health care options and ramifications.
The Social Worker will assist with facility policy development and annual review in order to positively impact the quality of care delivered to residents.
The Social Worker will assist the Social Services Director in ensuring that staff members are knowledgeable about Resident’s Rights and encourage staff to maintain and enhance each resident’s dignity in recognition of each resident’s individuality.
The Social Worker will advocate for residents and assist them in assertion of their rights within the facility. When there is an allegation of suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation, the Social Worker will report to the Social Services Director and/or Administrator and assist with reporting to the appropriate State agency, as well as completion of a thorough investigation as assigned.
The Social Worker will maintain accurate records of all complaints and grievances.
Maintain Lost and found items for residents ensuring the return, when possible, of items to residents.
All MOUs for room move and discharge planning, process, and documentation.
The Social Worker will ensure that residents who display mental illness, or psychosocial difficulties such as coping with grief and loss, have access to appropriate treatment and resources.
In the absence of the Social Services Director, the Social Worker will assume the authority, responsibility, and accountability of directing the Social Services Department.
Other duties as assigned
Additional Assigned Tasks
 Treats all residents with dignity and respect. Promotes and protects all residents’ rights.
 Establishes a culture of compliance by adhering to all facility policies and procedures. Complies with standards of business conduct, and state/federal regulations and guidelines.
 Follows appropriate safety and hygiene measures at all times to protect residents and themselves.
 Maintains confidentiality of protected health information, including verbal, written, and electronic communications.
 Reports noncompliance with policies, procedures, regulations, or breaches in confidentiality to appropriate personnel. Reports any retaliation or discrimination to HR or compliance officer.
 Reports any allegations of abuse, neglect, misappropriation of property, exploitation, or mistreatment of residents to supervisor and/or administrator. Protects residents from abuse, and cooperates with all investigations.
 Reports any occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy.
 Participates in all life safety and emergency drills and trainings. Fulfills responsibilities as assigned during implementation or activation of the facility’s emergency plan.
 Reports work-related injuries and illnesses immediately to supervisor.
 Follows established infection control policies and procedures.
 As a condition of employment, completes all assigned training and skills competency.
 Interviews residents and/or their responsible party to obtain the resident’s social history.
 Makes arrangements for residents to obtain items such as clothing and personal care supplies.
 Assists residents obtaining transportation to medical appointments, upon discharge, etc.
 Acts as a resource for staff participating in behavioral interventions with residents.
 Assists residents in voicing and obtaining resolution to grievances. Reviews complaints and grievances made by the resident and make a written/oral report to the Social Services Director and/or Administrator indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance. Follow facility’s established procedures.
 Participates in Resident and/or Family Council as needed or requested.
 Assists with, or arranges for, a resident’s communication of needs through the resident’s primary method of communication or in a language that the resident understands.
 Coordinates Social Service activities with other departments as needed.
 Maintains confidentiality of protected health information, including verbal, written,
 Performs administrative requirements, such as completing assigned reports, and submit them to the Social Services Director as required.
 Contributes to the facility efforts to maintain and/or improve quality of care through participation in the following:
• Attends Care Plan meetings.
• Serves as a member of the QAPI Committee if requested.
• Serves as a member of the Behavior Management Committee if requested.
• Attends Department Head/Stand Up Meetings.
• Attends mandatory in-services.
• Successfully completes the facility required training, and any Social Work continuing education and licensing requirements.
Personal Skills and Traits Desired/Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
 Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
 Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work.
 Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
 Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
 Must have patience, tact, and willingness to deal with difficult residents, family and staff.
 Must be able to relay information concerning a resident’s condition.
 Must not pose a threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace.
 Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
 Meets general health requirements according to facility policy, including medical and physical exams and checking immunity status to various infectious diseases.
 Ability to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.
 Ability to assist in evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
 Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, perform overhead lifting and perform other common physical movements as needed for the position.
 May be subject to falls, burns from equipment, and/or odors throughout the day; encounter reactions from dust, tobacco smoke, disinfectants, and other air contaminants.
 Subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases and/or conditions which include AIDS, Coronavirus, Hepatitis B, and Tuberculosis.
 May be subject to hostile or emotional residents, family members, visitors or personnel.
 Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to exercise judgement.
 Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
 Resourcefulness.
 Strong leadership skills.
 Maintain a positive attitude and possess the ability to work in stressful situations.
 Ability to coordinate meetings, as well as set and achieve goals.
 Ability to be organized and efficient.
 Basic computer skills.
 CPR licensed and trained in first aid.
Compliance as a Condition of Employment and Performance Appraisal
Agreement to abide by all standards, policies, and procedures of the facility, including the facility’s compliance and ethics program, is a condition of employment. Compliance will be a factor in evaluating job performance. Violations, including failure to report violations, will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
This job description is intended to convey the general scope of the major duties and responsibilities inherent in this position. Other tasks not listed here may be assigned by the Administrator. Periodic revision may be necessary to reflect changes in expectations placed on long term care by various governmental agencies. This job description will be reviewed and/or revised annually and as needed.
Individual performance will be evaluated using the following scale:
1. Unsatisfactory: Achieves results which are far less than the standards identified for the performance factors rated.
2. Needs Improvement: Achieves results which are less than the standards identified for the performance factors rated. Exhibits the potential to become a competent performer. May be new to job or need skill development.
3. Meets Standards: Achieves results which meet the standards identified for the performance factors rated. This rating is the expected level of performance.
4. Exceeds Standards: Achieves results which usually exceed the standards identified for the performance factors rated.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Washington state civil rights law, it is the policy of Washington Odd Fellows Home to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Nathanial Murphy CHRO at

Company Info

Company Name
Washington Odd Fellows Home

Contact Name
Nathanial Murphy


(509) 526-6822


534 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362