Exciting times at VNA Community Healthcare and Hospice, we are growing and seeking per diem Social Workers to join our team in Hamden.
All positions will work out of the Guilford office and see patients in the East Haven, Branford and Guilford territories.
If you enjoy working one-on-one with patients to make a difference in their daily lives, this position may be a perfect fit for you!
POSITION HIGHLIGHTS: Stability : Founded in 1910 and never sold or acquired by another agency Award Winning : Proud recipient of the 2016 Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction Technology : All charting is done electronically on laptops or your home computer Growth : Recently licensed Hospice Program What You Will Do:
Evaluates the psychosocial functioning of the patient and determines the needs identified by the evaluation.
Treatment may include: Crisis intervention.
Assistance in obtaining the necessary community resources.
Assistance in adjustment to anxieties and stress precipitated by illness including coping with physical disability, chronic illness, and terminal illness.
Assistance in using health care services and complying with medical care.
Assistance in dealing with social, environmental, psychological and family situations as related to the patients illness.
Assistance in long term care planning for institutional or specialized care, when needed.
Assistance in preparing for discharge from the Agencys program.
Communicates with other involved disciplines as needed.
Submits appropriate documentation as prescribed by Agency policy.
Maintains knowledge of community resources.
Acts as a resource to VNA staff regarding psychosocial issues.
What You Will Need: Masters degree in social work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education of the National Association of Social Workers.
A minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience in social work including at least one (1) year or more in a consultative role.
VNA Community Healthcare and Hospice is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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