Home Health VNA

  • Hospice Social Worker

    Job Locations US-MA-Lawrence
    MVH - East Team
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Hours (posting)
    Regular Part-Time
    Hours Per Week
    Schedule From:
    8:00 AM
    Schedule To:
    4:30 PM
  • Overview

    - Licensure Required
    - 1-2 years experience is required

    SUMMARY: Provide direct service to patients and families. Participate in a multi-discipline case conferences. Consult to agency care providers regarding social service needs of clients and families.



    • Provide psychosocial and financial-environmental assessments related to patient's illness, needs, response to treatment, the patient's financial resources, and availability of community resources.
    • Develop a care plan and coordinate this plan in collaboration with the physician and nurse or therapist.
    • Evaluate the impact of the care provided
    • Provide counseling services to patients to assist the patient to cope with his/her medical condition and to respond to treatment
    • Provide short-term therapy with goal-oriented interventions directed toward management of terminal illness, reaction and adjustments to an illness, and resolving conflicts related to the chronicity of an illness
    • Provide Community Resource Planning by establishing the need for and making referrals to community resources such as supplemental health care, meals on wheels, food stamps, advocacy and linkages
    • Provide long-range planning by assessing the patient's needs for long-term care, including evaluating the home and family situation, helping the patient and family to develop an in-home care plan, exploring alternatives to in-home care and arranging for placement.
    • Consult with other team providers to assist them in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's health problems


    1.      Master’s degree in social work from a school accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
    2.      At least one year of social work experience in a health setting.
    3.      Current licensure in Massachusetts as an LSW or LICSW.


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