Reporting to Care Dimensions' Director of Psycho-Social Support Services, the Social Work Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the functions and responsibilities of the social work staff.
The Social Work Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
• Assist in providing oversight of the social work staff across the agency via records reviews and audits
• Conduct “shadow” visits with social workers to evaluate competencies on a regular basis, in addition to those times when annual reviews are due
• Assist in evaluating social workers’ meeting of agency and Medicare policy requirements
• Attend occasional IDT meetings as necessary
• Assist in planning (and attend) monthly social work meetings
• Assist in planning and carrying out new hire monthly educational meetings
• Create the On Call schedule and assist in creating the vacation schedules
• Precept new social workers, following them for at least one year post hiring
• Would not carry a caseload, but could be available to do emergency visits as necessary (within the 24 hour framework)
• Master's degree in social work (MSW) from a fully accredited school of social work.
• Demonstrated experience in educational program development and presentation in accordance with the National Association for Social Work Standards of Professional Development.
• Current Massachusetts social work licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Individual Social Worker (LICSW) preferred.
• Minimum three years social work experience, preferably in a health care setting, with at least one year in a hospice setting. Demonstrated leadership experience, abilities and administrative skills including staff supervision, documentation requirements and service coordination.
• Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation, and ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team.
• Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and in good working order.
Performance Standards: Proficient in responsibilities specific to the position.
• Assesses patient/family's psychosocial response to terminal illness, evaluating their coping skills in crisis situations. Re-assesses at regular intervals.
• Assesses family's bereavement risk, and re-assesses at regular intervals.
• Provides appropriate support and counseling to patients and family members/caregivers during illness, and at time of patient's death.
• Provides appropriate support to families in bereavement, including making follow-up bereavement visits and providing input into the bereavement risk assessment and bereavement plan of care.
• Is alert for signs of high-risk psychosocial situations (e.g., abuse/neglect, substance abuse, etc.), and refers patient/family to community resources as appropriate.
Internal Number: 2152
About Care Dimensions
Caring for Your Family Like You’re a Part of OursCare Dimensions helps patients and their families make the most out of every day. Our hospice care program provides expert medical care and innovative pain and symptom management to adults and children living with life-limiting illnesses, mixed with compassion and gentleness that brings comfort and peace.Our professional hospice team considers every medical, emotional and spiritual need. We serve as a source of strength for patients and their loved ones—a valued 24/7 resource, supporting them every step of the way.At Care Dimensions, we understand every nuance of hospice care—we’ve been the region’s hospice care leader for 40 years. We know that coping with an advanced illness is challenging for patients and caregivers. Our team approach makes the experience easier by surrounding families with medical expertise and support—wherever patients live.To learn more about when to start the conversation about hospice, the difference between hospice and palliative care, and other frequently asked questions, you may want to review our "Where do I start?" section.Multidimensional CareCare Dimensions offers a continuum of hospice care through al...l stages of advanced illness:Medical care for any diagnosisSpecialized programs:PediatricsCardiacRespiratoryDementiaVeteransJewish communityDevelopmentally disabledMedication, equipment and service coordination24/7 supportPain and symptom managementEmotional and spiritual supportCaregiver educationComplementary therapiesGrief supportWhere You Need Us to BeWhen it is time for hospice care, Care Dimensions travels to wherever you need us to be. We structure personalized and practical programs that help patients:At homeIn assisted living and skilled nursing facilitiesIn hospitalsAt our inpatient hospice houses — Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers and the Care Dimensions Hospice House in LincolnOur Hospice Care TeamCare Dimensions has a highly-trained staff dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. Our hospice team partners with patients and caregivers to develop customized plans that manage illness and honor personal needs and goals. With proper pain control and symptom management, we help patients be as independent as possible. We teach caregivers how to provide daily care for their loved ones and what to expect as illness progresses. With Care Dimensions by your side, you will never feel alone.Our interdisciplinary team brings together the skills and experience of:Board certified physician specializing in hospice care coordinates care with primary physician and specialistsSpecially trained nurse manages symptoms and pain and ensures all needs are metHospice aide assists with daily care and housekeepingSocial worker helps patients and families cope with emotional and practical issuesChaplain offers non-denominational spiritual supportComplementary therapist relieves stress through music, art, massage and moreTrained volunteer provides companionship and help with errandsBereavement counselor helps families prepare for death and cope with griefQuality and ExperienceSince 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts. Our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans, with generous support from the community.