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Social Service Assistant

This online course is designed to give you the training and insight you'll need to work with the Social Service programs in nursing homes.

Social Service Assistant
$945.00 (USD)

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Overview

Objective

What you will learn

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the aging process, including misconceptions, physical changes and psycho-social 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

How you will benefit

  • Become able to work as a social service assistant in a variety of settings including long term care, assisted living, adult day programs, retirement communities, or community center
  • Receive a certificate of completion to show to prospective employers
  • Develop the communication skills needed to effectively work with patients and coworkers
  • Understand the medical knowledge and compassion needed to provide care for the elderly

Outline

Requirements

Prerequisites

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Vermont State University
Center for Workforce & Professional Education
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Randolph Center, VT 05061 US
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