Location: Valley on Columbia

  • Monday- Friday
  • Full Time 32.5 hours per week
  • Starting wage is between $25.03 and $30.97
  • Excellent Benefits such as Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave Health and Dental Insurance & 401K!


Qualification standards for employment at Valley Senior Living have been evaluated using job performance standards that are consistent with equal employment opportunity for all people applying for or holding this position.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.


  • Minimum one (1) year experience in the Social Work profession.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in long term care or with the geriatric population.
  • Membership in Long Term Care Social Workers of North Dakota.



  • Maintain current (or be in process of securing a current) Social Work license in the state of North Dakota.



  • Attend General Orientation and Eden training.
  • Receive on-the-job training, as well as participate in ongoing education pertinent to the position.
  • Attend Annual Corporate Education (ACE) meetings.
  • Attend minimum of 30 continuing education hours in social work every two years


The essential functions of the job are based on the duties the person who holds the position will be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodations.


  • Understand and adhere to Valley Senior Living’s Corporate Compliance Standards, Code of Conduct, and all company policies and procedures.
  • Report concerns or grievances, and complaints made by residents, families, visitors, agencies, etc. to supervisor.
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with policies and procedures and as instructed by the supervisor.
  • Assist with all move-in’s, transfers, room changes and discharges in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of State/Federal regulations including Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review.
  • Through assessment and care planning process, identify and seek ways to support residents’ individual needs and preferences, customary routines, concerns and choices.
  • Ensure or provide therapeutic interventions to assist residents in coping with their transition and adjustment to Valley Senior Living, including their social, emotional and psychosocial needs.
  • Ensure or provide support and education to residents/family members/significant others to assist in their understanding of life at Valley Senior Living in addition to referring them to the appropriate agency for needed services not provided by Valley Senior Living. Documentation of referrals will be noted in the resident’s record.
  • Provide psychosocial interventions to address catastrophic events that occur during the resident stay.
  • Provide social services or obtain needed services from outside entities during situations that may include: Expressions or indications of distress that affect the resident’s mental and psychosocial well-being, resulting from depression, chronic diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia related diseases, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis), difficulty with personal interaction and socialization skills, and resident to resident altercations;
  • Report abuse, neglect, exploitation, or misappropriation of resident property in accordance with Valley Senior Living.
  • Explain and complete the resident admission contract and related information with new residents and/or their primary decision maker.
  • Explain the Resident Rights booklet with residents and/or primary decision maker.
  • Assist with implementation of Resident Rights training to specific groups.
  • Observe and promote compliance with Resident Rights at all times.
  • Assist in resolving grievances, complaints or concerns from residents, families, visitors and employees.
  • Build relationships between residents and staff, referring conflicts and difficult interactions to appropriate supervisor and assist in resolving the problem.
  • Work closely with the members of the interdisciplinary care team and the assigned neighborhood(s).
  • Act as a liaison with social, health, and community agencies.
  • Coordinate discharge planning for residents, making referrals for applicable services or equipment. Make referrals to Local Contact Agency as indicated.
  • Attend and participate in interdisciplinary resident care conferences and other committees as appropriate.
  • Be aware of forthcoming regulations regarding provision of culturally competent care for residents (e.g., for residents who are trauma survivors or those who are LGBT).
  • Document the social, emotional, behavioral, or spiritual status of residents as needed.
  • Complete the assigned Social Service portion of the MDS according to facility policy and State/Federal regulation.
  • Develop the Social Service component of the comprehensive plan of care for each resident.
  • Complete resident discharge plans in accordance with facility discharge policy and document accordingly.
  • Complete all documentation in accordance with established state/federal regulation.
  • Abide by established tobacco policy and procedures and report violations to supervisor.
  • Notify supervisor or designee of pending absence or tardiness within the time frame specified in department policy.
  • Attend and participate in Social Service department meetings and inservices, on the job training programs and other programs, workshops or inservices as offered.
  • Participate in facility committees as requested by supervisor.
  • Participate in Resident Council meetings as requested by that resident group.
  • Know and understand the products and services offered by Valley Senior Living and have full understanding of the Grand Forks market area.
  • Keep abreast of current federal and state regulations, as well as professional standards, and make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to supervisor.
  • Participate in the resolution of resident grievances including resident lost or damaged items.
  • Follow established corporate compliance policies and procedures and report concerns to supervisor.
  • Follow established HIPAA policies and procedures and report concerns to supervisor.
  • Participate in the Culture Change process of the facility and corporation.
  • Assist with supervision and education of Social Work students.
  • Assist with Social Services department orientation for all new personnel in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Comply with established standard precautions and isolation procedures.
  • Observe corporate safety policies and procedures and report all incidents, accidents, near misses, and hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.
  • Understand the “Right to Know” regulation.


  • Ability to coordinate and participate in family and resident activities designed to promote social interaction and intellectual stimulation.
  • Assist with General Orientation and corporation’s Eden Alternative training instruction in the areas designated by supervisor.
  • Assist with completion of forms and reports that are not considered essential functions.
  • Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as requested.

Our Locations

  • Valley Senior Living on Columbia
    • 2900 14th Ave S.
  • Valley Senior Living on 42nd (Woodside Village, Wheatland Terrace, Town Square)
    • 4000 24th Ave S
  • Valley Senior Living on Cherry (Tufte Manor)
    • 3300 Cherry Street

If you have any questions, please contact Kaley at 701.787.7829.

Valley Senior Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer