Vivage Senior Living

  • QI - Social Work

    Job Locations US-CO-Lakewood
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    VIVAGE SENIOR LIVING, is a nationally recognized leader and innovator in the long-term care industry. VIVAGE SENIOR LIVING is dedicated to person-centered care and we embrace the Eden Alternative™ philosophy. We bring “quality of life in aging” and “living well” to Long Term Care!


    The primary responsibility of the Quality Improvement - Social Work position is to provide Social Work Consultation services to communities and identified consulting contracts and special projects.  Provides information and makes recommendations related to resident care psychosocial concerns, regulatory compliance review/guidance, mentoring, providing education, and facility practices following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities 


    A successful person in a Social Work - QI position possesses the following traits, attrtributes and performs that following functions:


    • Provides social work consultation services on a monthly basis (unless otherwise contracted) to each of community assigned.
    • Provide consultation with Nursing home administrator and Social Service staff to include review of selective resident records as identified by staff to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations in addition to Company policy and procedures.
    • May assist/participate in learning circles to address departmental concerns with community staff.
    • Develop familiarity with community visioning plans in addition to partnering with community and culture change team to assist and provide support with identified goals and implementation.
    • Provide annual survey support to communities as needed/requested.
    • Attend and participate in Operations meetings.
    • Attend, coordinate, and participate in psychosocial clusters.
    • Provide systems training/guidance to new social services staff.
    • Accurate accounting of expenses and consultation time within required time frames.
    • Pursue ongoing Eden/culture change educational opportunities.
    • Participate in baseline assessments and pre-surveys with the Quality Assurance Team as schedule requires.
    • Present training related to psychosocial issues/challenges upon identification or request, during scheduled consultation visits.
    • Work on developing policies and procedures for social services and related areas.
    • Participate in Company or community committees (e.g. Ethics Committee).
    • Schedule and conduct monthly behavior case review meetings with community social service staff.
    • Attend monthly culture change collation meetings.
    • Participate in approved workshops and educational sessions.
    • Develop on-going educational and experiential opportunities for all community social service staff in addition to MSW graduate student field placements.
    • Will be available to community staff to assist in event of emergent situations regarding residents needs/concerns.
    • Some overnight stays may be required.
    • Perform all other duties, as assigned.


    • Must possess, as a minimum, a Masters of Social Work Degree from an accredited college or university and Colorado Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred.
    • Licensed Clinical Worker with Long Term Care experience and working on completion of clinical hours may be considered.
    • Must have valid, unrestricted Colorado driver’s license.
    • Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years of experience as a social worker in Long Term Care.  Must have experience working with the psychiatric population.
    • Experience in healthcare consultant role preferred.   
    • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice in the state.
    • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
    • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
    • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully when personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
    • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care.
    • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
    • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities.
    • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as willingness to handle difficult residents.
    • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
    • Must have excellent documentation skills.
    • Must have supervisory skills in addition to ability to mentor and provide coaching as identified.
    • Must have experience with policy and procedure development.
    • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills.
    • Must have basic computer skills.
    • Must have flexibility with schedule.
    • Must have ability to travel within metro locations, rural communities or out of state, some overnight stays, and travel up to 80%.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Females/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


    No agencies or affiliates please.


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