Avamere Health Services Social Services Director (AVA) in Tacoma, Washington


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Social Services Director: Avamere at Pacific Ridge

Full-time Position Available

Please apply online at: or call Jackie Griffith at 971-224-2508 Avamere at Pacific Ridge3625 E. B StreetTacoma, WA 98404

(253) 475-2507

The primary purpose of this position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of our facility’s Social Services Department to assure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the resident are met and maintained.


  • Develop assessments and written plans of care to identify the needs of each resident.

  • Ensure that all components of the care plan are being followed by reviewing MDS’s and nurses’ notes and attending meetings.

  • Effectively communicate information concerning a patient’s condition with other departments and government agencies.

  • Participate in the discharge planning, providing information to residents and families of programs available.

  • Seek out new methods and make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures based on current federal and state regulations.

  • Assist in preparing and planning the department’s annual budget, and maintain throughout the year.

  • Create and uphold an atmosphere of warmth, patience, enthusiasm, and a calm and cheerful environment.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Master’s Degree strongly preferred.

  • Experience in social services in a Skilled Nursing or similar health care setting preferred.

  • Registered with the Academy of Certified Social Workers or a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

  • Knowledgeable of the rules, regulations and guidelines that govern nursing care facilities.

  • Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Kaiser and private insurances.

  • Experience working in a mental health setting preferred, but not required.

  • Candidate must be comfortable working with residents that present with a variety of behavioral challenges and mental health needs.

  • Excellent oral and written communication.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.

Facility Information

The Avamere Family of Companies takes a holistic approach to post-acute care. We have designed a service that combines all of healthcare companies and healthcare professionals tied by the common goal of providing seamless care and support for all of our patients.

Avamere at Pacific Ridge is a 102 bed facility offering skilled nursing, transitional rehab, respite care, Alzheimer’s, long term care, and hospice. Avamere at Pacific Ridge is one of the few skilled nursing facilities in the Pacific Northwest with a focus on behavioral health. Our success comes in the moments of joy that we bring to our residents every day, and in the relief and comfort that we bring to their families and friends. We are currently seeking top notch talent to join our caring team of interdisciplinary professionals.

Category Social Services

Shift Various Shifts

Hours Full-Time

Union Position No

Location Avamere at Pacific Ridge

Address 3625 East B Street

City Tacoma

State WA

Zip 98404