Social Worker-MSWFacility: Good Shepherd Hospice Location: Farmingdale, NY Department: Social Services Category: Allied Health / Clinical Professional Schedule: Full Time, with Weekend and Holiday rotation Shift: Day shift Hours: 8:30-4:30 ReqNum: 6018555
Good Shepherd Hospice is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island and an integral part of the health care ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.Our organization promotes the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being both of the person completing life's journey and their family members, providing comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care of the highest quality. Good Shepherd helps patients and their families live each day fully, focusing on quality of life, control of symptoms and the things that matter to them the most.
Our team of professionals, caregivers and trained volunteers are dedicated to providing both medical and emotional support to patients and families. We currently employ more than 200 staff members and have a volunteer core of over 100 dedicated people.
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The Social Worker, under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, assists patients receiving hospice care and their families in coping with problems resulting from terminal illness. In doing so, the social worker interviews patients and families to obtain psychosocial history and, in conjunction with Hospice team members, establishes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary plan of care.Prepares and updates social work case records including patient and family assessments, nature of social problems, therapy, intervention and response. Directs patients to designated community agencies or resources as necessary.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of social work theories, therapies and techniques of casework process, as well as principles of public welfare and must possess the ability to work non-judgmentally with patients and families of many cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds and lifestyles.
- Master's degree in Social Work from a NY State Department of Education and Council of Social Work Education accredited school required
- Minimum of 2 years prior clinical experience in the healthcare field, specific to bereavement and counseling services for severely ill or terminally ill patients and their family
- Current Certification by the New York State Department of Education as a Social Worker