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Providence Health & Services Activities Planner/Social Service Designee in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Activities Planner/Social Service Designee (Full-Time/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance , CA

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We are seeking a Activities Planner/Social Service Designee who will be responsible for overseeing and leading the Activity Programs & Social Service Support as required by Title 22 and Medicare Guidelines.

In this position you will:

  • Activities Program:

  • Develop, maintain, and ensure compliance of monthly Activity Calendars for TCC/TCU

  • Activities shall reflect the patients interests and abilities

  • As appropriate, individual Activities will provide sensory stimulation, reality awareness, group interaction, and/or personal achievement

  • Activities will encourage and allow patients to make their own decisions and will allow them to operate as independently as they are able

  • Document initial assessment note within 7 days of admission to the facility and provide periodic updates as appropriate, no less then quarterly

  • Activities Program will establish an active and meaningful Volunteer Program

  • Activities Program Planner will communicate his/her duties to the staff, providing periodic in-services, updates, and/or presentations

  • Promotes community involvement for the staff, soliciting community group presentations, entertainment, and/or education

  • Social Service Duties:

  • Provide direct service intervention to individual patients, couples, families and groups to include Psychosocial assessments, supportive therapy, discharge planning, and community resource referrals

  • Actively participates/facilitates patient care rounds/case conferences

  • Proactively identifies unmet patient needs in area of service and recommends programs/services to meet those needs

  • Review charts and completes for appropriateness, timeliness of intervention, identification of issues, treatment plan and follow-up

  • Prioritize caseload by completing assigned work with minimal assistance and supervision

  • Serve as a patient advocate; assists patients with advanced directives and maintains current knowledge on ethical issues relative to inpatient care

  • Proactively identifies areas of unmet needs in relation to patient's rights

  • Through in-service, Staff Meetings, and/or IDT meetings, maintains a positive working relationship with staff, physicians and local agencies and providers; seeks assistance in resolving issues/conflicts

  • Participate in hospital and community programs and committees pertinent to areas of service

  • Assist the department in special projects as assigned

  • Leadership/Supervision:

  • Demonstrate leadership and independence in areas of focus

  • Is visible to staff and facilitates staff interaction to better serve the patient's needs

  • Serve as a role model

  • Maintain a positive approach to workload and changes within workplace

  • Be responsible to orient staff and volunteers as assigned

  • Documentation/Information Management:

  • Document all patient care according to policy

  • Ensure confidentiality of all patient information

  • Development:

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice. This includes maintaining current certifications and completing all required in-service education

  • Attend all assigned staff development activities for department including a minimum attendance of 75% at all scheduled work time staff meetings

  • Provide in/conducts in-service education, as requested

  • Performance Improvement:

  • Participate as requested in agency Improving Organizational Performance Activities

  • Promote use of the agency C.A.R.E. methodology in problem solving

  • Budgetary:

  • Follow Core Value for being Financial Prudent


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Coursework/Training: Activities Designee Training from an approved program

  • Coursework/Training: Social Services Designee Training from an approved program

  • Activities Designee Certification from an approved program

  • Social Services Designee Certification from an approved program

  • Consultation by an approved LCSW

  • Two (2) years of Experience in the post acute setting (SNF)

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 301560