Hospice Social Worker LCSW / Waterbury Hospice General

Basic Purpose of the Position:
Evaluates social and emotional status of hospice and palliative care clients and families and provides direct short-term skilled social work intervention to clients and caregivers as needed to promote peaceful death and optimum family coping
In general, most of the time will be spent in the following activities:
Provides direct short-term skilled social work intervention service based on professional assessment of social and emotional status of client and family
Assists with long term care planning, including Advanced Directives and placement for in-patient care
Confers and consults with Agency staff regarding status and plan of care for client and family
Refers cases to other agencies for service as appropriate
Prepares required documentation
Maintains thorough knowledge of Agency services, policies, and procedures, and community resources
Participates in case conferences, interdisciplinary team, and Agency staff meetings
Conducts outreach activities for purposes of program marketing, community education, and collaboration with other service providers
Acts as liaison to other community services and agencies and to hospital and skilled nursing facilities collaborating on providing in-patient hospice care
Acts as resource for Agency staff regarding community resources
Participates in health care programs as required
Participates in appropriate external and internal professional activities
Participates in educational activities regarding area of expertise
Follows Agency procedures in delivering casework services
Maintains productivity standard
Attendance at MSW facilitated hospice support group
Will actively participate in the performance improvement process known as H3W.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; LCSW required.
Experience: One year experience in a health care setting

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