Social Services Associate-Ellen Sagar Nursing Center

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Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
October 19, 2021
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Job Type


Social Services Associate-Ellen Sagar Nursing Center

  • Union, SC
  • Ellen Sagar Nursing Center
  • Social
  • Part-Time 8:30-5:00
  • Professional/Technical
  • Job Grade 015
  • Req #: 42212


Position Summary


The Social Worker is responsible to provide medically related social work services so that each resident may attain or maintain the highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.


Minimum Requirements



  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred



  • Experience in Social Services in a health care facility or healthcare field within the past five (5) years preferred
  • Excellence in communication skills to include written and verbal; thorough and detailed documentation experience.
  • Strong computer skills.



  • N/A


Preferred Requirements


Preferred Education

  • N/A


Preferred Experience

  • N/A


Preferred License/Registration/Certifications     

  • Licensed Social Worker preferred


Core Job Responsibilities


Financial Management (Budget):

  • Performs all responsibilities related to revenue, expenses, budget, positions and FTEs to ensure financial accountability for all cost center(s); reviews reports bi-weekly; reports documented variances to supervisor immediately
  • Ensures that all employees’ time is accurately reported in the Time and Attendance System
  • Responsible for communicating the organizational financial status to management on a monthly basis
  • Prepares the operating capital budget on an annual basis; complies with all instructions and adheres to any time frames in the budget calendars or budget instructions

Strategic Leadership (Supervisor):

  • Exhibits professional leadership attributes, leading by example to include designing, implanting and facilitation programs and activities;
  • Communicates Strategic Plan and Regional Sharing goals to assure establishment and effective communication of strategies and goals; develops goals within the department that support the overall strategic plan and meet these goals as defined, guiding and mentoring staff and team members from other departments
  • Ensure operations are conducted with integrity and consistent with ethical business and legal practices to perform duties and responsibilities
  • Links mission, vision and values to everyday work for employees by setting expectations, adjusting priorities as circumstances change; create an atmosphere of continuous learning and provide training needed for staff to be successful
  • Ensure all employees are given regular, timely performance appraisals and feedback on performance with appropriate consequences for good and poor performance
  • Adapts leadership style to various situations and individuals
  • Performs thorough resident assessment or directs team members, establishes appropriate plan of care and performs appropriate treatment with necessary documentation based on accepted practice standards


Relationship and Team Building:

  • Treats everyone with dignity and respect; accepts the opinion of all other people; develops trusting relationships with employees
  • Conducts Personal Management Interviews (PMIs) with employees; communicates feedback from Employee Surveys to create departmental action plans
  • Shares complete and accurate plans and goals appropriately to staff recognizing workplace success
  • Recognizes and encourages the behaviors that contribute to teamwork (e.g. cooperation, sharing information and expertise, providing feedback, working together, putting team success first, etc.)
  • Coaches and provides feedback to team based on observed behaviors that contribute or detract from effective relationships
  • Fairly and consistently identifies areas of agreement and disagreement or inconsistency in order to identify issues or aspects in need of resolution


Accountability, Quality and Results:

  • Meets productivity standards, deadlines and work schedules; ensures that processes are implemented and revised to maintain and increase productivity
  • Ensures that goals are accurately measured on a monthly or quarterly basis and progress is reported; appropriately balances quality of work with ability to meet deadlines
  • Identifies and implements improvements with activities, programs, projects, services and resident interactions to meet expectations and quality initiatives based on Strategic Plan
  • Generates unique but workable and useful solutions to resolve difficult problems
  • Meet standards to measure staff and facility performance in managing and improving the environment of care and employee safety
  • Provide a safe, functional, supportive and effective environment for residents achieving desired outcomes; improving resident quality and safety; review quality initiatives and performance improvements; ask employees for quality improvements

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