Old Colony Hospice is hiring a full-time Social Worker. The Social Worker, as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), meets with and identifies through assessment the psychosocial needs of the patient/family/caregiver, establishes goals and interventions, and provides services in accordance with the hospice plan of care.
Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited program/university; must be licensed by the Commonwealth of MA (LSW, LCSW or LICSW); Bachelor in Social Work acceptable with applicable years’ of experience post-graduation
2-4 years’ post-graduate experience with clinical work in a health care setting with a demonstrated ability to work with the dying and bereaved and knowledgeable in the theory, process, and dynamics of counseling individuals, groups, and family systems highly preferred
Must have knowledge and understanding of applicable federal, state, and local hospice, Medicare, Medicaid, HMO regulations, as well as HIPAA and other regulations protecting personal health information of patients and other sensitive or confidential information
Must be able to maintain reliable attendance and be flexible in managing time to respond to the needs of the organization with availability for times that are outside of the established schedule for this position
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; must have exceptional customer service communication skills and ability to establish positive working relationships and interact professionally with others
Must have at least intermediate level computer expertise using standard computer applications with the ability to learn and apply specialized software to maintain patient records and data
Ability to use good judgment and discretion and to work effectively as a member or part of an interdisciplinary team
Must be able to present a professional image as a representative of Old Colony Hospice with colleagues, patients, families, the general public, and the community at large
Must have reliable transportation and current and valid driver’s license and able to travel from patient home, facility and to office as needed on a daily basis and in all types of weather and road conditions
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check as well as able to provide 3 current professional references that can be checked and verified prior to employment.