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Easterseals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain Hospice Social Worker in Great Falls, Montana

Social Work: Provides psychosocial support services to hospice patients and their families; participates in the assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of social and emotional problems faced by the terminally ill and their families; participates in the development of the plan of care and prepares progress notes; supports the Hospice bereavement program, utilizing appropriate community resources when appropriate; reports major needs of the program to the supervising MSW and provides input and information into planning and evaluation of Hospice program. The Social Worker provides services under the direction of a supervising social worker. Supports applicable QAPI/QA studies.

Volunteer Coordination: Recruit and train volunteers. Maintain and update volunteer training program. Coordinate hospice volunteer program and new program development. Meet with new patients and/or caregivers at admission to offer volunteer services. Continue to offer opportunities to change volunteer plans of care on a monthly basis. Evaluate volunteers at least on an annual basis. Plan and execute volunteer in-service training and recognition events. Interface with outside organizations to create long-term sources of volunteer services. Document volunteer recruitment, training, services, and evaluations in compliance with CMS requirements and industry best practices.

Spiritual Care Coordination: Meet with new patients and/or caregivers at the time of admission to assess spiritual needs and create a spiritual plan of care, considering all input from interdisciplinary team. Offer opportunities to update POC. Provide guidance to the IDT regarding spiritual assessment, observation, and expressed needs of the patient/family. Conduct in-services for staff of all disciplines regarding interdisciplinary spiritual care assessment, intervention, documentation, and the role of the spiritual counselor on the team. Consult with team members when community clergy is directly involved with the patient/family. Consult with, and serves as a resource to community clergy directly involved with the patient/family. Provide spiritual care support for hospice staff.

General Team Responsibilities: Provide backup for IDT documentation and general operation of business. Facilitate efficient communication among staff members. Participate in care for facilities and vehicles. Participate in daily huddle, staff meetings, IDT meetings, and safety and general training.

Required Skills

  • Must have knowledge of the application of crisis intervention skills.

  • Must have the ability to respond calmly and effectively in stressful situations; assess patient needs; reassess continuing patient needs; communicate effectively with other health care providers.

  • Strong, effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Must possess strong organizational and time management skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to move independently or with reasonable accommodation within the facility and community.

  • Applicant must be physically and mentally able to perform all requirements of the job.

  • Current driver’s license and reliable transportation.

  • Applicant must pass a background check.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Bachelor of Social Work from a social work curriculum accredited by the Council on Social Work Education with proper supervision.

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, or other field related to social work may be considered with supervision by an MSW.

  • 0-2 years

  • Two to three years of experience working with older populations, patients with chronic conditions, or similar preferred.

Easterseals-Goodwill offers a comprehensive & competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Vision, Dental, and Voluntary Products

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan + up to 4% contribution

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Flexible Spending + Health Savings Accounts

  • 10% Discount on ESGW Services

  • Employee Wellness Program

  • 20% Discount at Goodwill Stores

Easterseals-Goodwill is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (“PSLF”) program. Under the PSLF, you may be eligible for student loan forgiveness on qualifying loans under specific terms. Contact your loan provider for more information.

Easterseals-Goodwill is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans of the U.S. armed services. ESGW will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

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