As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with life-limiting illnesses to in-home and community-based services for frail but independent seniors, Chapters Health offers a wide range of support services along life's ever-changing landscape. We'll help you navigate your individual experience empowering you with more choices, education and guidance for these important chapters of life.
Masters Degree in Social Work (CSWE accredited).
Three years of experience in palliative care, hospice or other health care setting required.
Familiarity with and working knowledge of the concepts and practices of death and dying with children and adults.
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and effectively handle the emotional stress of the workload.
Able to remain calm, professional, trouble shoot and intervene with patient/family crisis situations.
Valid driver's license and automobile insurance per company policy and procedure.
Ability to travel to off-site locations.
Ability to work unsupervised exercising a high degree of discretion independent judgment.
Ability to physically access any home, hospital, nursing home, and ALF i.e. navigate stairs, narrow stairs, narrow spaces, lack of air conditioning, etc.
Ability to work in a team environment and intervene appropriately.
Collaborate with Social Services leadership about social services issues to ensure compliance with Standards and Regulations (i.e., ACHA, NASW, Joint Commission, NHPCO, etc.).
Perform psychosocial assessments and make appropriate referrals.
Assess the psychosocial aspects of care for patients and their families as well as bereaved children, adults, and families in accordance with Company policy.
Demonstrates ability to utilize advanced practice social work skills to engage patients and families who are in crisis, exhibiting problems with coping, and/or who are at high risk for complicated psychosocial reactions.
Provide or make referrals for appropriate patient/family counseling and initiation of case management interventions necessary for resolving issues and maintaining plan of care.
Empower patients/families to negotiate with resource providers and make decisions on their own behalf.
Provide appropriate anticipatory grief and bereavement counseling and initiate interventions necessary for resolving problem issues and maintaining plan of care.
Maintain assessment and intervention documentation in a manner reflecting timeliness, completeness, accuracy, legibility, clarity of goal and appropriateness of intervention.
When applicable, evaluate bereavement needs, including making condolence calls, evaluating risk and coordinating the Plan of Care.
Work with Company employees to coordinate the provision of concrete services, to direct patient visits and attend interdisciplinary care meetings as required.
Serve as an educational resource as needed.
Develop and share expertise relevant to patient population.
Ensure understanding and adherence to social services standards of practice and relevant Company Policies and Procedures.
Enhance professional expertise and hospice knowledge.
Establish own professional goals.
Participate in appropriate professional or specialty organizations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Conduct represents the NASW Code of Ethics.
Work within Company Scope of Service