• Social Service Discharge Planner

    Job Locations US-OH-Cincinnati
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 days ago(12/14/2018 10:04 AM)
    # of Openings
    Social Services
    Typical Work Shift/Schedule
    First/Day Shift
    Typical Days of the Week
    Monday through Friday
    Typical Number of Hours Each Week
    Work Hours
  • Overview

    At ERS, you can enjoy what you do and be proud of your work every day. Join an organization voted by our employees a top place to work in Cincinnati for the past nine years!


    The primary purpose of this position is to provide social services to residents in accordance with professional social service standards, ERS’s policies and procedures, and federal, state, and local standards, to assure that the emotional and social needs of the residents are met.


    Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community has earned a reputation for demonstrating excellent nursing care and spiritual ministry.  Residents and patients in rehabilitation enjoy life on their own terms, free from restrictive routines, such as specific wake-up and meal times.  Residents live with dignity and purpose while receiving the very best care.  Located just a few blocks from Hyde Park Square in one of Cincinnati’s most desirable suburban locations, Marjorie P. Lee is in the heart of a well-established neighborhood in Hyde Park.


    • Assists in the development, administration and coordination of department policies and procedures.
    • Participates in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the residents and families.
    • Is responsible for maintaining documentation which meets ERS, federal, state and local regulations, (i.e. resident comprehensive assessment, progress notes, plan of care, resident rights, advanced directives, MDS/RAP’s, and CAA’s )
    • Refers residents/families to appropriate social service agencies when ERS does not provide the services.
    • Assists residents/families to resolve social and environmental problems such as: financial needs, including providing information on Medicare/Medicaid, discharge planning, problems related to clothing and possessions, transportation needs, relationship difficulties. Provides information and refers to internal or community resources as needed.
    • Advocates for resident and family with regard to concerns, needs or problems, including assisting residents/families with anxieties and stress caused by illness and admission to the facility, difficulties in coping with residual physical and/or cognitive disabilities, fears related to helplessness and death and the need for institutional and/or specialized care.
    • Participates in planning, development, and implementation of care plans and resident assessments as necessary; attends care conferences, resident reviews and level of living meetings as necessary.
    • Assists in the coordination of room moves/transfers/discharges.
    • Develops/facilitates structured groups/individual counseling as needed.


    • Must possess, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field.
    • Must have at least two years experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals.
    • Must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively the English language.
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
    • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on what ever maturity level in which they are currently functioning.
    • Must possess leadership ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
    • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which include a medical and physical examination.
    • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
    • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
    • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
    • Must be able to maintain regular attendance.


    ERS is committed to providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement to all  team members and potential team members.  There will be no discrimination in employment practices because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability (except where reasonable accommodation would not enable the disabled person to adequately perform the essential functions of the position) , military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  


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