Highland Community College



Social Service Designee

Social Service Designee (SSD) – NUR206

3 credit hour

This course provides knowledge and skills necessary to serve as Social Services Designee (SSD) in long-term care facilities. Utilizing a holistic approach, this course focuses on the residents psychological, social, and spiritual needs as wells a physical needs. Part of the responsibilities of a SSD is to assist family and caregivers in meeting resident needs. This course is based on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Social Service Designee Curriculum.


Link to Kansas Department of Health and Environment SSD resources: http://www.kdheks.gov/hoc/ad_ssd_or.htm