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Job Title:  Social Worker Master
Job Ref No:  1495843
Job Role:  Social Work
Location:  Pennsylvania
City:  Erie
Job Description:  Job Advertisement

As a Social Worker Masters (Casual) at AseraCare Hospice, you know that quality care is about much more than just addressing physical need. That's why our Social Worker (Nonexempt) take care to understand the social, spiritual and emotional factors related to our patients' health and end-of-life journey. In this role, you'll establish a plan of care that fosters the personal worth, spiritual well-being and human dignity of each patient. You'll also assess patients' and their families' capacity to cope with challenges, help them to live better within the limitations of illness and make the most of every moment. Help maximize the time patients and families have together as a Social Worker Masters (Casual) at AseraCare Hospice by performing a variety of daily tasks.

Are you a dedicated and compassionate person ready to make a difference every day? The right person will be ready to empower patients and their families to make the most of their hospice journey. Ideal Social Worker Masters (Casual) candidates should also have:

Provides medical social services to the patient and family in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care so that the function of each patient and the coping capacity of each family member will be maximized.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides clinical supervision and guidance to assigned bachelor's prepared social workers; provides staff support when appropriate and facilitates monthly, staff support meetings

  • Provide medical social services under the direction of a physician. Assists the physician and other members of the team in understanding significant social, spiritual, and emotional factors related to the patient's health problems to establish a plan of care that fosters the personal worth, spiritual well-being, and human dignity of each patient. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Group and actively participates in the development and review of the plan of care for assigned patients

  • Assesses the social, spiritual, and emotional needs and factors in order to estimate the patient's and family's capacity and potential to cope with the problems of daily living and with the terminal illness. Manages high risk cases that have shown extreme family dysfunction due to bereavement denial, grief and/or loss or that have an observed/analyzed high risk, psycho-social needs

  • Helps the patient and family to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations and provide services planned to assist the patient and family in achieving the optimum social, spiritual, and health adjustment within their capacity. Prepares the patient to deal with changes and the family to support the patient. Observes, records, and reports social, spiritual, and emotional changes

  • Utilizes all available resources, such as family, hospice, and community agencies, to assist the patient and family to live better within the limitations of the illness

  • Documents all services in the patient's clinical record

  • Participates in ongoing educational programs


- Masters Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
- Currently licensed Social Worker per requirements in state of practice
- Minimum two (2) years social work experience in a health care delivery system preferred
- Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
- Valid driver's license, 24-hour access to a motor vehicle and maintain personal auto liability insurance coverage (required for positions working in hospice & home health)
- CPR certified (required for positions working in hospice & home health)
- Must possess computer skills of the types and at a level necessary to accomplish the job
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information
- Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels

Job: Social Services

Primary Location: Pennsylvania, Erie

Schedule: Casual

Shift: Day Job

Shift Time:

Department Address: 1600 Peninsula Drive Suite 14Suite 14

Department City: Erie

Department State: PA

Department Zipcode: 16505

Organization: AseraCare

Company Profile

Helping our patients and their families to feel as comfortable as possible during a stressful and emotional time is at the heart of everything we do at AseraCare. We know the value of managing hospice and palliative care as a journey, not an end, and of focusing our efforts on the whole person rather than simply treating the disease. We believe the hospice care journey is about compassion, commitment, and dignity. And for the dedicated professionals who share our vision, we offer career resources and opportunities that are second to none, helping you build a career that is every bit as rewarding as it is challenging. Choose your path. Set your goals. We will work with you to help you define your own success. You make excellence in hospice care and palliative medicine possible. That's why at AseraCare, our commitment to our patients starts with you.

Erie, PA
Erie, Pennsylvania

Employer:  AseraCare.

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