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Social Worker - Hospice

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Social Worker
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Hospice of the Comforter

Hospice of the Comforter is the community, faith based, non-profit Hospice organization covering Seminole, Orange, and Osceola counties. Our organization is a member of Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System. We are a compassionate care team of highly specialized and trained professionals. Hospice of the Comforter is an equal employer and a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Hospice of the Comforter, with administrative offices located North of Orlando in Altamonte Springs, is seeking a full time Social Worker (Master's degree in Social Work Required) who is as a member of the interdisciplinary group team that manages the emotional and social service needs of an assigned caseload of patients and families currently on Hospice of the Comforter hospice services. The Social Worker coordinates all social service interventions and referrals, including needs assessment, supportive counseling, networking, financial assessments and financial resources procurement.

Responsibilities:

Travels to patient's home or the nursing facility that the patient resides in and provides emotional and social service needs

Evaluates the psychosocial needs of each patient and family care unit.

Develops and implements the psychosocial plan of care in response to the needs of the patients and families.

Assists the patients and families with obtaining financial resources.

Communicates with care givers and make referrals for intra-organizational services and community resources.

Provides education and assistance in completing Advance Directives.

Provides counseling to patient or family care unit on individual or group basis.

Evaluates family care unit bereavement needs at the time of admission throughout the hospice process to the patient’s death.


Qualifications:


Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology or Social Work is required.

Master’s degree in Social Work is required.

Experience:

A minimum of 2 years experience in the social work field is required. Healthcare/hospice experience is preferred.

Certificates and Licenses Required:

A clear/active Social Work license for the state of Florida or license-eligible under Florida law is required.

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