Social Worker (LSW) or Eligible to Get Conditional License.

50 New Portland Road, Gorham, ME 04038, United States Full Time Hourly Rate: n/a

Company Description

Do you have HEART? We are looking for individuals who can embrace our mission to purposely brighten and enrich the lives of those we serve with HEART; Hospitality, Excellence, Appreciation, Respect & Teamwork. In this role you will be responsible for providing services to respond to the emotional needs of residents and their families.  The position also assists with resident admission and the referral process.  This position reports to the Administrator.

Job Description

  • As part of the admission process, meet with the resident and family to review policies on advanced directives, resident rights, and discrimination.
  • Conduct and document a social services evaluation, including identification of Resident problems/needs.
  • Provide/arrange for social work services as indicate by resident/family needs.
  • Assist residents, as needed, with financial planning.
  • Keep the resident's family informed of resident problems, personal needs, transfers, and changes of level assignment.
  • Maintain a current list of community resources to facilitate referrals.
  • Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of social work practice in job situations. Able to establish criteria to assure that services provided meet established standards of quality.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory level of interpersonal skills to interact with residents, families, community and interdisciplinary staff.
  • Demonstrate assessment skills sufficient to evaluate residents' behavior, to collect data to evaluate psycho- social needs, risk factors for psycho- social deterioration and residents' responses to interventions. Able to interpret and explain resident behavior to staff in way that fosters understanding, facilitates treatment and respect for resident rights and minimizes use of chemical and physical restraints.
  • Implement social service interventions that achieve treatment goals, address resident needs, link social supports, physical care and physical environment to enhance quality of life.


Level of Formal Education: A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Area of Study: LSW required. 
Years of Experience: 2+ years
Type of Experience: Experience in social services, experience in gerontology is a bonus
Technical Competencies: Basic computer skills 
Skills and Ability:
•    Ability to effectively communication and actively listen.
•    Multi-tasking skills, and good organizational skills.
Personal Attributes: Professional demeanor, understand, ability to empathize 

Additional Information

Senior Lifestyle offers a comprehensive benefits plan to eligible team members including health, dental, vision, retirement benefits, short-term disability, long-term disability, and paid time off. All Senior Lifestyle positions are eligible to use DailyPay, an application that allows you to access your earned but unpaid wages before your next payday. Senior Lifestyle requires that all employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination unless exempt due to medical, religious, or personal beliefs. Government requirements or exclusions may apply.

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