Jewish Senior Services
  • Medical Home Care
  • Per Diem
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Job Title

Social Worker / Bereavement Counselor




Hospice Program Director

Job Objective

Provide counseling, psychosocial evaluation, emotional support and counseling and bereavement support.  Provide bereavement counseling and bereavement support that may be needed by the patient and family while enrolled in the hospice program.



Minimum Qualifications


Licensed Master's Degree in Social Work from a social work program accredited by the Council of Social Work on Education or, if educated outside the United States or it territories, have completed an educational program deemed equivalent by the council, and pass the masters level examination of the Association of Social Work Boards or any other examination prescribed by the commissioner.  



1-3 years clinical experience with home care and hospice


Licensed as a Master Social Worker with an active Connecticut State License



Job Standards


  1. Ability to handle multiple demands and deadlines; Ability to communicate effectively; Ability to utilie various software packages to carry out position responsibilities.



Essential Job Functions


  1. Perform a comprehensive evaluation of psychosocial status as related to the patient's illness and environment.
  2. Counseling to the patient, family and caregiver.
  3. Participate in the development of the plan of care
  4. Participate in the case conferences with the health care team.
  5. Participate in the ongoing case management with the hospice interdisciplinary team.
  6. Referral of patient or family to appropriate community resources
  7. Participate in peer consultation.
  8. Documentation of care and counseling provided in the client's clinical record.
  9. Develop and manage a plan of care for bereavement services which identifies the individualized services to be provided.
  10. Provide ongoing assessment of the family and primary caregiver's needs, including the presence of any risk factors associated with the patient's impeding death or death and the ability of the family or primary are giver to cope with loss.
  11. Provide pre-death grief counseling for the patient family and primary caregiver.
  12. Provide ongoing, regular, planned contact with the family and primary caregiver, offered for at least one year after the death of the patient, based on the plan of care.
  13. Bereavement services.
  14. Assist Home Care Team with Medical Social Work overflow


Non-Essential Functions


  1. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
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