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Community Discharge Specialist

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Springwell, Inc. | Waltham, MA
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Springwell is seeking a hard-working and compassionate individual to join its Interdisciplinary Team that assists residents of nursing facilities in returning to the community.

Position Description:

The Community Discharge Specialist help residents of nursing facilities identify barriers to discharge and works with the resident, family, and nursing facility staff to overcome obstacles and assist with discharge planning. Barriers to address may include housing, medication management, mental health issues or in-home services. The Discharge Specialist also assesses needs and eligibility for government subsidized services, creates care plans and coordinates services. 

Our ideal candidate will be committed to the philosophy of self-determination and support a consumer's choice in where to receive services.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree required. Degree in Social Work, human services, nursing, psychology, sociology or related field preferred. Candidates with a degree in another discipline must demonstrate experience and/or strong interest in the field of human services via previous employment, internship, volunteer activity and/or additional studies.

  • Strong desire to provide support to seniors and individuals with disabilities who want to transition from a nursing facility.
  • One year of experience transitioning individuals from a nursing facility or long-stay hospital to community-based settings preferred.
  • Private, reliable car and current driver's license

Benefits:

  • 3 weeks of vacation in first year
  • Birthday off
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 2 paid floating holidays

Company Profile 

At Springwell, we are serious about our mission. For more than 37 years, our staff has worked to help ensure that seniors and individuals with disabilities have the village they need and the support that is necessary for them to live at home with dignity and independence.

We are also serious about our employees. We are focused on creating a supportive, open environment that values the people who make a difference - each, and every member of our staff.

We believe in:

  • Accountability: At every level of the organization we are accountable: to the people we serve, to our funders, to our employees, to community professionals who rely on our support.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement: We honor the fact that each of us is human, and we embrace a desire to examine the value and quality of our work and ask how we can provide a higher quality of service.
  • Transparency: While we don't claim to be 100% transparent (there are certain things, like salaries and performance evaluations that are private) we continuously strive to be as open as possible.
  • Balance: Life is a give and take, as is work. We are always examining that balance. Today, we have yoga classes on-site twice a week. We are exploring offering a Weight Watchers meeting. And afternoon meditation is under consideration. If there is a holiday to celebrate we have a party. This year, we built a dedicated lactation room for new moms. We are committed to listening to our staff, and examining and re-balancing our work environment.

Springwell is seeking a hard-working and compassionate individual to join its Interdisciplinary Team that assists residents of nursing facilities in returning to the community.

Position Description:

The Community Discharge…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website above. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website above. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Location

307 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 205, Waltham, MA 02452

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