Homecare Social Worker
Job Summary: Responsible for assessing, planning, organizing, documenting and providing medical social work services in accordance with accepted social services practices and physician’s overall plan of care.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Current license to practice as a social worker in the State of Michigan. BCLS certification. One (1) year experience as a master’s level social worker preferred. LLMSW may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: One-year experience in a home health or hospice setting preferred. Knowledge of implementation of social work interventions as ordered by a physician. Understands patient assessment protocols. Effective interpersonal skills in all areas of communication. Strong oral communication skills. Must be able to work independently and be capable of solving problems with theoretical and practical approaches. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Able to work in a self-directed and collaborative environment. Must exhibit strong clinical, organizational, documentation and teaching skills. Ability to support the homecare and hospice philosophies. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity to work with patients with varied cultural, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Working knowledge of federal and state regulations for homecare. Able to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands. Able to meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy. Demonstrates personal accountability for own continuous growth and development and seeks out appropriate learning opportunities to enhance competency and improve performance. Creates a caring experience for both internal and external customers, is courteous and respectful, anticipates and responds to customer needs. Is committed to continuous improvement for customers which includes safety, quality of care and excellent service, and gives high priority to customer satisfaction.
Working Conditions: May work in unpredictable home environments that include variations in cleanliness, temperature, behaviors, smoke, animals, and other potential hazards. Required to drive a car in all types of weather.
Physical Requirements: Constantly see/visual acuity, talk/hear. Frequently stand, sit, walk, reach, push/pull, handle/grasp/feel, bend/twist, stoop/kneel/crouch, taste/smell, lift/carry 1 to 50+ lbs.