Job Description

Homer, AK

Full Time

Work Hours: 8a-4:30p


POSITION PURPOSEMember of the LTC Facility interdisciplinary health team who oversees the LTC Social Service (SS) and Activity Programs.  This individual assures that the residents have a primary advocate and assists each resident to retain or improve his/her everyday physical, mental and psychosocial needs and maintain the highest quality of life possible.  In addition, this person works to assure that each resident is provided activities of preference that are appropriate to individual and group needs and interests of each resident, promoting opportunities for engagement in normal pursuits.  The individual in this position works under the direction of the Director of LTC, and working with the nursing staff, strives to assist residents to maintain and/or regain their optimal state of activity, or to provide psychosocial support and comfort to the resident and their family.  

  1. Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  2. Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited university is required.
  3. Experience working with the Geriatric population with two years (2) clinical Social Service experience in a Nursing Home Facility, hospital or similar setting is required.
  4. Basic knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare D and other payer sources required.
  5. Knowledge and understanding of Resident Rights, Abuse Prevention and Resident Centered Care required.
  6. Knowledge of local and State agencies and services provided, is preferred.
  7. Basic understanding of Federal and State regulations pertaining to LTC is preferred upon hire, required by the end of first employment year.
  8. Must have the ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.
  9. Use of Microsoft Word, e-mail and ability to complete computer documentation is required.
  10. Technical writing skills and/or knowledge of Policy/Procedure development preferred.
  11. Excellent speaking, listening and writing skills required for effectively communicating with others, to document care provided, to formulate letters to residents/legal representatives and to assist with draft policy development is required.
  12. Current Alaska driver’s license with ability to drive the LTC van.  Able to be accepted on SPH driving insurance.
  13. Maintains current Basic Life Support certification. 
  14. Must complete general and Social Service orientations for Long Term Care.
The individual in this position oversees, affords guidance to and will provide annual evaluation input for the staff working in the SS and Activity Programs. Providing input for the staff evaluation process for other LTC staff in relation to resident rights, resident centered care and SS training issues will be expected. The person in this position may be called upon to assist in working with trainee RN/LPN/CNA students during classes and will assist with orientation of newly hired LTC staff members. The LTC Social Services/Activity BSW is responsible for coordination and oversight of the LTC volunteer staff. 

We invite you to join our team of professionals at South Peninsula Hospital located in scenic Homer, Alaska. As the largest employer in the community, we offer an extraordinary work/life balance, as well as competitive pay and benefits. Our employees enjoy a rewarding career with astounding opportunities for growth and professional advancement, and the ability to explore the natural habitat and beauty of Alaska. 

You will be captivated by Homer, a small, charming seaside community surrounded by gorgeous and bountiful mountains, beaches, glaciers, sea life, wildlife, amazing fishing and hunting, and breathtaking views of Kachemak Bay. You will be impressed with the surrounding schools, museums, art galleries, fine dining options, and seaside accommodations.

Let your next adventure take you to Homer, Alaska, long known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Whether you are an experienced professional, or just starting your career, we invite you to explore career opportunities with South Peninsula Hospital. Working at South Peninsula Hospital is not just a job – it’s a career. You will absolutely love it here!

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