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Home Care Social Worker
Full Time, Northeast Team
Department: Home Care
Reports to: Director of Social Work and Grief Care Services
Depending on licensure, starting Rate: $52,000 annually
Please note: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities. This policy applies to Angela Hospice and our employees.
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 Home Care Social Worker who shares this vision.
What Makes This Job Unique:
Meet patients where they’re at and get to truly know them as a Home Care Social Worker, all while working a flexible schedule. This position is also very collaborative. You’ll find yourself constantly working with other disciplines from Angela Hospice in a supportive team environment.
- Bring a sense of calm and comfort while giving support and counseling to patients and their families, as well as assisting with crisis intervention when needed.
- Play a key role in the development of treatment for every patient and family, serving as both a consultant and team member who is actively involved in providing direct services.
- Utilize existing community resources to better accommodate the needs of patients and their families, including referring them for financial assistance if there’s a need.
- Act as a liaison between social agencies and the Angela Hospice team.
- Be there for families and patients if they wish to develop an advance directive.
- If need be, provide families with guidance for funeral planning.
- Complete patient admission procedures, such as initial biopsychosocial assessment, and creating a care plan.
- Keep patients’ records and documentation up-to-date.
- Work with members of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) to help them better understand the significant social and emotional factors often related to patient care.
- Act as a resource for hospice team members for services available in the community that can be used to meet the psychosocial/economic needs of patients.
What You Bring
- Graduate of an accredited institution, MSW, or equivalent education/training required from an accredited institution in social work and bereavement services
- Current licensure in the State of Michigan, LMSW, LLMSW
- Previous hospice experience preferred