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Care Center Social Worker

Full Time
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., every other weekend

Department: Care Center
Reports to: Director of Inpatient Services
Offer Rate: $30/hour, depending on years of experience and licensure

You can make a difference every day as part of Angela Hospice’s exceptional team. Angela Hospice was founded over 35 years ago, rooted on values of respect, dignity, and compassion – and that caring vision extends not only to the patients and families we care for, but to our team members, colleagues, and the community.

We’re looking for a Care Center Social Worker who shares this vision.

Your Opportunities

  • Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient’s terminal illness and environment, and communicates findings to the registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group. 
  • Conducts an assessment in the patient’s identified residence, and provides assistance when residence is not safe and another plan is required.
  • Carries out social evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high-risks for suicide, neglect or abuse, and plans intervention(s) based on evaluation findings. 
  • Counsels patient and family/caregivers as needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping difficulties.
  • Provides crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Assesses for, and educates, interdisciplinary group on any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family including, but not limited to, communication, role of family, space, and any special traditions or taboos.
  • Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.
  • Educates patients and families on, and assists in, preparation of advanced directives.
  • Provides information and referral services for patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
  • Serves as liaison between patients and families/caregivers and community agencies.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care.
  • Maintains and develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and personnel.
  • Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient and family.
  • Attends biweekly interdisciplinary group meetings, assisting the team in recognizing the effects of the psychosocial stresses on the symptoms of the terminal illness.
  • Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems and death/dying issues.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • Assists family and patient in planning for funeral arrangements, financial, legal, and health care decision responsibilities.
  • Other duties as delegated by the Director of Inpatient Services.

What You Bring

  • A graduate of a Master’s program in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 
  • Current licensure in the State of Michigan, LMSW or LLMSW
  • Minimum of one (1) years’ experience in health care, hospice experience preferred  
  • Understands hospice philosophy, and issues of death/dying
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skill