Social Worker MSW at SouthernCare in Jackson, Michigan

Posted in Education 13 days ago.

Type: Part-Time





Job Description:

Responsibilities

We’re looking for a Part Time Social Worker (MSW) to join our hospice team in Jackson, MI.

 

You will report directly to the Administrator. You will be responsible for to provide psychosocial support to the patient and family members.


  • Performspsychosocial assessments, case management, education and ongoing evaluation of patients and families

  • Provides social work expertise regarding changes to the patient’s level of care

  • Provides casework and service management of patients requiring information about or monitoring: Family relationships, meaning of illness to the patient and his/her family, cultural and spiritual attitudes in relationship to illness, Long term care planning (including process for placement) and advanced care planning expertise

  • Monitors the safety of the patient environment

Qualifications


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from a CSWE School. Licensure as required by the state in which the hospice is located

  • One year experience as a Social Worker in a healthcare and/or hospice setting is required; three to five years preferred

  • Knowledge of terminally ill patients and their families along with Understanding of hospice and the psychosocial dynamics of illness, loss, and death; ability to apply knowledge of the special needs of hospice patient and families; sensitivity to the impact of life and death issues face by individuals with terminal illness; tact in dealing with these patients and their families; ability to support Others at a time of crisis; ability to cope with the stress of repeated loss