Social Services Director - Nursing Home in a nursing home environment, directs, establishes, and plans the overall policies and goals for the social services department. Responsible for patient assessments, care planning and helping the patients and families adjust to their new surroundings or occupations. Being a Social Services Director - Nursing Home plans and administers social service programs. Supervises the facility's social workers. Additionally, Social Services Director - Nursing Home assists in development of policies regarding participation in facility planning for health and welfare services. Requires a master's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Social Services Director - Nursing Home typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a Social Services Director - Nursing Home typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience.