Consumer Direct Care Network

Home Health and Hospice Social Worker

US-MT-Missoula
4 weeks ago
ID
2017-1540
# of Openings
1
Category
Homecare Support

Overview

Company: Consumer Direct Care Network-Home Health and Hospice

Position:  Social Worker

Schedule: Part-time (20hrs)

Location: Missoula, MT

Reports to: Clinical Supervisor

 

 

 

See why Consumer Direct Care Network is a great place to work by watching our video

 

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

 

Consumer Direct Care Network has a rewarding opportunity available as a Social Worker for our Home Health and Hospice lines of service in Missoula, MT. As a Social Worker you will provide supportive and medical social services to patients recovering from illness/surgeries and hospice patients and their families in accordance with their plan of care. The Social Worker will assume responsibility for the development, implementation, treatment and management of psychosocial services provided to home health and hospice patients and their families in the home care or residential setting.

 

In the Consumer Direct Care Network, our employees are committed, dependable, professional and accountable.  We value integrity, honesty and respect for others. We have high standards for how our employees conduct themselves at work and in the communities we support. Come join our team and be a part of a rewarding career helping others! 

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Participate in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient and family
  • Assess the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient's terminal illness and environment
  • When need be, provide assessment on the patient's identified residence and assistance regarding safety and recommend another plan as required
  • Carry out social evaluations including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high-risks for suicide, neglect or abuse and plans intervention based on evaluation findings
  • Counsel patient and family/caregivers as needed regarding stress and other identified coping difficulties
  • Provide crisis intervention when necessary
  • Assess for and educate interdisciplinary group on any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family to include communication, role of family, space, and any special traditions or taboos
  • Educate patients and families on and assists in preparation of advanced directives
  • Provides information and serves as a liaison to patients and families/caregivers and community resources
  • Maintain and develop contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and personnel
  • Attend hospice interdisciplinary group meetings and home health care conferences as scheduled
  • Coordinate the delivery of grief counseling needs and services
  • Assist team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems and death/dying issues
  • Assist family and patient in planning for funeral arrangements, financial, legal, and health care decision responsibilities
  • Provide counseling support as needed to home health and/or hospice personnel coping with work related grief
  • Provide bereavement information and referral services to callers from the community
  • Other duties may be delegated by the Clinical Supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Experience in field of home health and hospice preferred, but not required
  • Understanding of hospice philosophy and issues of death/dying
  • Understanding of home health services
  • Must have current CPR certification
  • Excellent writing skills with high attention to detail
  • Good verbal, written and organization skills
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a good working automobile with appropriate insurance in accordance with Montana state law

 

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

 

When you join Consumer Direct Care Network, you are exposed to numerous professional development opportunities during your hands-on, formal training. We welcome your contributions, value your integrity and champion your vision while we collaborate on work that moves us all toward a compassionate community. In our growing organization, we have a long history of helping individuals build their careers in the home care industry. It is truly a place where there is something for everyone. Whether your success is determined by a particular lifestyle you want to support, professional growth, or seeking new and challenging work. Our employees have a direct impact, vision and influence on an expanding nationwide company which has that small company feel. Your success will be richly rewarded.

 

Above all, you will experience career satisfaction of working in a culture built on its sense of care for not only the members we support in the community but our greatest asset, our people. That vision of care stems throughout the entire organization from the care we provide to making sure our people are appreciated, supported and employed with a company they can be proud to work and grow with. Caring for others comes naturally at Consumer Direct Care Network. Our deep history of connecting people and championing change has made us strong and resilient. Pride in our diversity and our strength of character build our capacity to care for one another. You benefit from our experience by being immersed in a fun, fulfilling work atmosphere geared toward helping others. We are proud of the longevity and loyalty that our employees show. Their commitment to doing good work is what makes us a leader in the industry.

 

As a Consumer Direct Care Network team member you will receive:

  • Benefits for full-time and part-time employees
  • Rewarding career helping others
  • Job satisfaction knowing you make a difference in the work you do and lives we serve
  • Fun and engaging work environment built on team unity
  • Paid Time Off for the things you love to do
  • Holiday and sick time available
  • Retirement planning
  • Professional training to help advance your skills for career development 

 

Your opportunities within our network are endless, it’s not just a job, it’s a career… advance it with the Consumer Direct Care Network!

 

The Consumer Direct Care Network and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug-free workplace.

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