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Hospice Social Worker (MSW/LCSW or LICSW)

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth
Posted a day ago, valid for a year

Plymouth, MA 02362, US


$58,000 - $75,000 per annum

Contract type

Full Time

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Sonic Summary

  • Salary: Not specified
  • Years of Experience Required: Not specified
  • Job Description: The job involves preparing social histories, providing social casework to clients and families, and advocating for referrals to community resources. It also includes conducting psychosocial assessments, developing care plans, and providing counseling and education to clients and families.
  • Education/Experience Required: Requires a Master's Degree in Social Work, ability to communicate effectively with professionals, maintain a positive attitude, and have strong customer service skills. Must have a current Massachusetts professional LICSW or LCSW license.
  • Additional Requirements: Must be vaccinated against influenza and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The organization values teamwork and making a difference in patients' lives.

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

40hpw; Day Shift; Rotating weekends and holidays

Job Description:


In accordance with Agency standards and policies, prepares social histories, provides social casework to clients and families experiencing difficulty in social frameworks. Advocates for referrals to appropriate community resources. Consults and coordinates services with other agency health providers. Assists in the development and implementation of health maintenance services, encouraging holistic health care of serviced communities.

  • Conducts psychosocial assessment of the client and family and develops a plan of care and realistic psychosocial goals.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for a patient/family caseload that includes the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluation of the psychosocial components of the patient’s plan of care.
  • Prepares social histories to augment service provision, taking into consideration individual and family coping mechanisms, family relationships and dynamics, the meaning of illness to client and family, assessment of the importance and realities of home care provisions and the financial impact of illness on the family.
  • Provides social work therapeutic intervention through counseling, education and bereavement support to client and family to maximize strengths and coping capacity.
  • Promotes client self-determination and self-advocacy
  • Assists in negotiating fiscal systems, particularly government entitlements
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering patient and family care
  • Supervises non-LICSW level social workers when necessary
  • Provides continuous evaluation and monitors services through documentation and consultation.
  • Provides for assistance and advocacy with other community and agency resources as indicated.
  • Participates in agency team meetings and case conferences identifying social problems and assisting in development of health care plan and coordination of services.
  • Consults with staff regarding client care plan concerns; illustrating family dynamics and alternative methods of intervention.
  • Documents in the electronic medical record per agency standards to ensure accurate retrieval of quality indicators
  • Demonstrates knowledge of agency policies, Joint Commission Standards, Medicare Conditions of Participation and state regulations.
  • Provides clear documentation in the EMR (PTCT) so that problems, plans, actions and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes can be reflected accurately by all members of the team in the plan of care
  • Interprets social resources to agency staff and health services to social agencies.
  • Provides in-service programs to agency staff as requested.
  • Participates in staff education series as appropriate.
  • Participates in development and implementation of new programs and services as requested.
  • Participates in clinical record review for medical social work services.
  • Works flexible schedule, including weekends, to meet patient and family needs
  • Facilitates adult and children’s bereavement groups as required.

It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Knowledge of social work methods with particular skill in casework and ability to adapt this knowledge to a public health setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with intra and inter-disciplinary professionals
  • Ability to work with a framework of social work consultations and/or supervision commensurate with one’s experience.
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings: homes, group homes, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities
  • Ability to maintain positive attitude despite constant exposure to personal and professional loss
  • Strong customer service skills required
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work


Current Massachusetts professional LICSW or LCSW license

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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