Social Worker (MSW) CompassionNet - 002402

CompassionNet Opportunity Available! Part time -or Fulltime!
The Social Worker is responsible for the delivery of skilled assessment and intervention for identified CompassionNet patients (families with a child with a potentially life-threatening illness). This position provides and coordinates psychosocial support to enrolled families and offers assistance with psychosocial, financial, spiritual stressors that impact child/family's quality of life. The Supportive Care Social Worker collaborates with all members of the interdisciplinary care team and documents all care activities.
Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities
Provides interdisciplinary education and training as needed through agency sponsored programs.
Performs thorough psychosocial assessment from a family-centered care perspective.
Provides anticipatory guidance and support for coping with the disease process from a family-centered perspective.
Performs comprehensive and ongoing assessment of child and family coping, quality of life indicators, and family system integrity.
Collaborates with family and interdisciplinary team to identify options, goals and priorities for care, advanced care planning.
Participates in regular Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) meetings.
Facilitates communication among family and team members as needed.
Documents all communication/interventions with all program participants and potential participants.
Provides emotional/psychosocial support and referrals/financial support for community resources as assessed to facilitate effective coping for family members.
Responsible for approval and management of contracted services for patients/families on caseload.
Advocates on behalf of the child and family to assure their wishes/goals are being respected and communicated with team members.
Engages in problem solving and advocacy to address the needs of children and families, working with administration to fill gaps in service.
Builds and maintains positive relationships with community providers and negotiates areas of service gaps and overlap (i.e. Inpatient SW, insurance CM, Medicaid Service Coordination, etc.)
Provides clinical assessment and support to address grief and bereavement needs of children/families.
Documents all interventions and supports in care plan.
Meets department productivity standards.
Understands and promotes the integration of palliative care with pediatric acute care and community-based care.
Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies' mission and values and adheres to the Corporate Code of Conduct.
Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.
Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.
Performs other functions as assigned by management.
Minimum Qualifications
LMSW or LCSW coupled with a minimum of 3 years pediatric and/or palliative care experience.
Must have ability to travel.
Demonstrates strong communication (both written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
Basic computer skills are necessary, including but not limited to the ability to navigate on a personal computer within a Windows based operating environment; the ability to access and create basic e-mail messages; and the ability to open, edit, and save basic electronic documents if necessary.
With training provided, must demonstrate the ability to learn and utilize new systems, computer applications and operating environments as necessary.
Physical Requirements
Ability to travel as necessary in order to offer support for on-site visits to groups/brokers, training, and/or off-site meetings.
The Lifetime Healthcare Companies aim to attract the best talent from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and experiential backgrounds, to diversify our workforce and best reflect the communities we serve.
Our mission is to foster an environment where diversity and inclusion are explicitly recognized as fundamental parts of our organizational culture. We believe that diversity of thought and background drives innovation which enables us to provide leading-edge healthcare insurance and services. With that mission in mind, we recruit the best candidates from all communities, to diversify and strengthen our workforce.
In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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