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Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services

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The primary purpose of the Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services is to oversee all behavioral health and social services, including the evaluation of residents’ social needs and devising comprehensive care plans accordingly. The Director will be a critical cross-departmental link within the facility, working with medical and non-medical personnel to support residents in a wholistic way, and ensuring top quality person-centered care.  The Director also oversees the activities regarding service delivery, quality improvement, and partners with the Inglis House Administrator on budget administration.  This role partners with the Neighborhood Life Leaders and Clinical Leaders to ensure Social work services are provided in accordance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics along with strict adherence to government regulations. Responsible for fostering a climate and routines that enable residents to maximize their individuality, independence and dignity. This climate shall provide residents with the highest practical level of physical, mental and psychosocial well-being and quality of life.  This role accomplishes this by building strong trusting relationships throughout the organization and creating a person-centered culture of learning, integrity, service and teamwork.  This position also ensures that Inglis fulfills its legal and moral responsibilities, is constantly in compliance with regulatory requirements and manages operating risks.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE


In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess.  

  • MSW or Human Services field including sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling or psychology is required. One year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals (preferably long-term care/skilled nursing facility) is required.
  • LSW or LCSW highly preferred. 
  • Working experience of assessing needs for the provision of care
  • Experience of conflict resolution in casework delivery
  • Experience in managing positive working relationships    
  • Demonstrated professional level skills to positively motivate, overcome barriers and act as champion/change agent
  • Must fully understand the DOH requirements and quality metrics indicators for social services in long term care.
  • Individual must be an employee champion by developing employee and organizational relationships and understands; values and promotes diversity.
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills, demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret and uphold Inglis policies.
  • Must be technology proficient and know their way around Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Ability to make psychosocial assessments and develop and implement viable care plans.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.

ABOUT INGLIS:

Founded in 1877, Inglis has been supporting people with disabilities to live the lives they choose, where and how they choose. From adapted technology, independent living apartments, and other community-based programming, to long-term care – Inglis meets the needs of the people we serve along the continuum of care. 


Inglis is a national leader in providing comprehensive care and services for people living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders resulting in some level of paralysis and mobility impairment.
Inglis serves more than 1,000 people directly, and many more indirectly through its website and other outreach activities supporting its mission to “enable people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.”

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 Human Resources, 2600 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or via email to careers@inglis.org  EOE, M/F/D/V