Posted on: November 22, 2021
Current Compassus Colleagues: Please apply via Workday.
"I love that we put the patient and family first in hospice. A life
can come into a dark place and we can help them realize that it's
not as dark they think."
-Shannon, Social Worker
At Compassus, we are dedicated to compassionate care, clinical
excellence and providing comfort and support to patients and their
families facing the end of life. For our team members, this is more
than a career - it's a calling.
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Join our
team today as a Hospice Social Worker to positively impact the
experiences of our patients and families.
As a Social Worker, you will provide preventive, educational, and
evaluative and treatment services to meet the psycho-social needs
of patients and their families, to help them improve, restore, and
maintain their maximum level of coping. You will utilize community
resources and the members of the interdisciplinary team to aid in
Provide direct social work services and counseling, facilitate
placements and monitor patient's adjustment
Complete assessments of each patient, review and explain hospice
services, and address financial concerns for the family
Develop and utilize community resources
Maintain working relationships with community agencies
Provide education and in-services to contract agencies.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
High sense of integrity
Understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy
Ability to travel to patient homes and nursing facilities in the
Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
A valid driver's license and auto liability insurance
Education, Experience, and Certifications
(A) Has a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school of
social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
(B) Has a Bachelor's Degree in social work from an institution
accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; or a
baccalaureate degree in psychology, sociology, or other field
related to social work; and has 1 year of social work experience in
a healthcare setting and is supervised by an MSW
(C) Has a Bachelor's Degree from a school of social work accredited
by the Council on Social Work Education, is employed by Compassus
before December 2, 2008, and is not required to be supervised by an
Alabama - Minimum requirement of BSW and licensure in the state of
California - Minimum requirement of MSW and clinical experience
relevant to the psychosocial needs of patients and families; an
individual with a BSW is not qualified as a social worker in
Colorado - Minimum requirement of BSW from a school accredited by
the Council on Social Work Education, Master's degree preferred
Connecticut - -Minimum requirement of MSW from a school accredited
by the Council on Social Work Education; an individual with a BSW
is not qualified as a social worker in Connecticut.
Georgia - Minimum of bachelor's degree in social work; BSW must be
supervised by MSW who is licensed in the state of GA. MSW must
obtain licensure in the state of GA within one (1) year. Pursuant
to O.C.G.A. 43-10A and HFRD 111-8-37.03(dd).
Louisiana - MSW from an accredited school of social work AND
current, valid licensure as a SW in the state (LMSW), AND has 1
year of experience in health care with documented clinical
experience appropriate to the counseling and casework needs of the
Massachusetts - Social Worker means an individual who is currently
licensed to practice social work under the licensure categories of
Licensed Independent Practitioner of Clinical Social Work, or
Licensed Certified Social Worker or Licensed Social Worker.
Mississippi - Masters' Degree from a school of social work
accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and at least one
year of documented clinical experience appropriate to the
counseling and casework needs of the terminally ill.
Missouri - A social worker must have at least a bachelor's degree
in Social Work from an accredited school of social work.
New Hampshire - Masters' degree from a graduate school of social
work OR a bachelor's degree in a related health or human services
field, with at least 2 years' experience as a social worker and the
individual has established a consultative relationship with a
masters' prepared social worker.
New Jersey - - "Social worker" means a person whom:
1. - -The State Board of Social Work Examiners licenses as a
Licensed Social Worker or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:44G; and
2. - -Has either:
i. - -Nine hundred hours of social work experience in a health care
setting as part of the master's degree curriculum of a social work
ii. - -One year of social work experience in a health care setting
after licensure as a social worker.
New Mexico - Licensure is required, BSW is minimum education
required but must be supervised by MSW, MSW is preferred education
for hospice social worker.
Ohio - Licensure required.
Oklahoma - Licensure required in order to be titled Social
South Carolina - Licensure required.
Texas - active licensure in the state of Texas as a master social
worker (MSW) and one year of social work experience in a health
care setting; or active licensure in the state of Texas as a
baccalaureate social worker, one year of social work experience in
a health care setting, and if employed by Compassus after December
2, 2008, must be supervised by a qualified MSW.
Wisconsin - minimum of BSW from a school accredited by the Council
on Social Work Education and certification by the state of
West Virginia - minimum of BSW and licensure according to education
level (LSW = BSW + license, LMSW = MSW + license, LCSW = MSW +
practice hours + license).
Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, complies with
applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, does not exclude
people or treat them differently because of race, color, national
origin, age, disability, or sex.
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