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What Is A Social Service Designee?

What Is A Social Service Designee?

The Social Service Designee usually works in a Long Term Care environment. They work under a Social Worker. Social Service Designees are the voice of the resident when the resident has lost the capacity to speak for his or herself.

An SSD should:

  • Express a philosophy of person-centered, long-term care based on individual resident needs, preferences and choices.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the aging process, including misconceptions, physical changes and psychosocial aspects.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Show understanding of the rights of individuals who reside in long-term care facilities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the admission and discharge process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of documentation.
  • Demonstrate ability in basic performance skills, such as teamwork, communication skills and working with administrative staff and other disciplines.
  • Discuss issues involved in the management of internal support staff, budgeting, supplies, and outside resources.
  • Show understanding of methods of identifying resident interests and needs and the use of assessment in care plan development.
  • Evaluate a care plan for effectiveness.

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  • albina N muro
    Posted at 23:31h, 24 July Reply

    The Social Service Designee usually works in a Long Term Care environment. They work under a Social Worker. Social Service Designees are the voice of the resident when the resident has lost the capacity to speak for his or herself. customer service skills

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 11:13h, 02 March Reply

    a social worker is not required in CA in a f acility of 120 beds or less; therefore the designee can come in knowing nothing which is what I am experiencing

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 16:00h, 15 October Reply

    Are you a CNA also? What is the average pay if you dont mind me asking

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 15:41h, 22 February Reply

    My start pay is $14.50

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 15:26h, 13 May Reply

    I get paid $13 but I'm 1 of 3 social workers at my job. What I was wondering was what's the qualifications to work in home health care settings?

  • We Care Online
    Posted at 15:57h, 19 May Reply

    It depends on the state you work in. They are each different requirements.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 09:53h, 15 July Reply

    Do you have to take a State test to get your designee certificate?

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 10:05h, 15 July Reply

    Do you have to take a State test to get your designee certificate?

  • We Care Online
    Posted at 15:48h, 28 August Reply

    It depends on which state you are in. But usually no.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:35h, 02 November Reply

    I am very interested in this. I will be in California till February and going back to Pennsylvania. Will this certificate be valid for only California?

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