Inglis' Mission is to enable people with disabilities — and those who care for them — to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. The Inglis Social Worker has the primary responsibility of providing health services that encourages and supports an environment which is least restrictive to the psychosocial health to a resident of Inglis House. The social worker shall provide concrete services, evaluate mood, monitor behavior, and implement appropriate interventions, as evidence by developing behavioral plans which may include working with resident’s families and their concerns. This position will serve as an advocate for the resident as well as a liaison to the facility, family members, and representatives from other entities The successful candidate accomplishes this by building strong trusting relationships throughout the organization and creating a a person-centered culture of learning, integrity, service and teamwork. This position ensures that Inglis fulfills its legal and moral responsibilities, is constantly in compliance with regulatory requirements and manages operating risks.
LCSW in good standing in the State of Pennsylvania with a minimum of two years post-licensure
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Master’s Degree in Social Work or a human services field including, but not limited to, sociology, gerontology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology
A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an LCSW in a long-term care facility that is Person Centered.
Demonstrated professional level skills to positively motivate, overcome barriers and act as champion/change agent
Must have a working knowledge of Long Term Care Federal and State regulations.
Must possess excellent customer service skills, demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret and uphold Inglis policies.
Must possess strong documentation skillsets
Must be technology proficient and know their way around Microsoft Office Suite
Relationship Management- Create a trusting environment by:
Following through on promises and concerns
Establishing mechanisms to follow-up on commitments
Balancing the concerns of individuals with organizational goals and objectives
Engaging staff and others in decision-making
Communicating in a way as to maintain credibility and relationship
Engagement - Substantively and affectively prepares for action with residents, families, groups, organizations and communities.
Uses empathy and other interpersonal skills appropriately.
Develops a mutually agreed-upon focus of work and desired outcomes
Assessment and Planning - Collects, organizes and interprets complex client data from multiple system levels
Assesses resident strengths and limitations.
Develops mutually agreed-upon intervention goals and objectives.
Selects appropriate intervention strategies
Intervention - Initiates actions to achieve organizational goals and implements prevention interventions that enhance resident’s capacities.
Helps residents to resolve problems and negotiates, mediates, and advocates on behalf of the residents.
Facilitates transitions and endings within professional relationships.
Inglis' Mission is to enable people with disabilities — and those who care for them — to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest Inglis House is a specialized, skilled nursing, long-term care community based in Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1877, Inglis is a Person-Centered Care community specializing in services to non-geriatric adults with severe neurodegenerative physical disabilities resulting in paraplegia and quadriplegia. Inglis’ Person-Centered Care vision is to strive every day to create a homelike environment where residents and staff work together with autonomy and a deep sense of community. The 252 residents — all wheelchair users — range in age from 20 to 90 (average age 54) and their primary diagnoses a range of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders such as multiple sclerosis (fully 43% of the current Inglis House population), cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury. Along with providing medical and personal care, a key aspect of the mission of serving younger adults is recognizing they typically have a wider range of needs than a geriatric nursing home resident. Younger adults, whether congenitally disabled or disabled later in life, struggle to achieve goals that give a sense of autonomy, mastery and creativity. Inglis House provides a range of medical, personal and enrichment services that enable residents to live life to the fullest. Inglis House is recognized as a “Center of Excellence in Long-term Care” by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for its excellent clinical care and quality of life programs for people with physical disabilities — one of only 10 organizations in the country to receive this important designation. Inglis is one of eight residential facilities throughout the United States that offers such highly specialized, long-term care for people with physical disabilities. Inglis Community Based Services supports more than 800 people living independently in the community through resources including: accessible housing, care management (helping people navigate the health care system), a day program, Adapted Technology training and community employment. Inglis is the largest provider of affordable accessible housing in the Greater Philadelphia region with more than 300 accessible, affordable apartment homes for people with disabilities, including 80 new units just opened at Inglis Gardens at Belmont Pennypack Crossing, developed with Conifer, opening this summer in the Northeast as our next housing site with more in development.
Inglis welcomes great people without regard to disability, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military service, marital status, or any other characteristics, as protected by law. We encourage all Protected Veterans and the long-term unemployed to apply. Please send resume to Inglis, Attn: Daniell White, Human Resources, 2600 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or via email to Daniell. White @inglis.org EOE, M/F/D/V
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Since 1877, Inglis has been enabling people with disabilities- and those who care for them- to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. 300 people from across the U.S. receive residential long-term care services at Inglis House. Inglis uses Adapted Technology to help people with disabilities have better control of their lives and improved health & medical care. Inglis has a patented Drink- Aide hands free water bottle that our residents use daily and is sold both nationally and internationally. Inglis' artists are regularly featured in internationally juried art shows and other notable exhibitions. Inglis encourages their resident artists to feature their works of art in one of the main hallways at Inglis House for family, friends and staff to enjoy. Inglis is designated as a center of excellence in long-term MS care. Everyday Inglis serves 1000 people with Advanced Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury and many other disabilities.