Social Worker-Lcsw

Journey Care Rockford , IL 61101

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - HOME and FACILITY Visits for the ROCKFORD, WOODSTOCK, and HUNTLEY Areas.

Administrative offices in Glenview

This is for the CORAL Team

Summary of Position Responsibility

The Social Worker MSW/LCSW provides assessment of the needs of JourneyCare patients and families. They also provide the patients and families with emotional and resources support. The Social Worker MSW/LCSW provides counseling regarding the dying process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses the social, financial, physical, resource and emotional needs of patients and families

  • Supports and educates patients and families regarding end of life issues and advanced care planning

  • Documents patient/family visits and phone calls and develops and updates individual care plans for patients/family

  • Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings for patient/family care planning

  • Assesses bereavement issues and provides education and support for grief work

  • Identifies concurrent crises and makes appropriate referrals

  • Participates in patient chart audits

  • Provides internal and external education programs on Hospice and end of life social service topics.

  • Attends on-site care plan conferences for patients we serve at facilities

  • Uses social work lead as a clinical resource and for assistance in caseload management

  • Other duties may be assigned or required for the performance of this position

Specialized Competencies (Skills, Abilities, and Behaviors) Required

  • Certain positions require Pediatric skill competencies on an infant, toddler, preschool, school age or adolescent

  • Organizational skills

  • Adaptability

  • Able to work independently and with a team

  • Experience working with patients of all ages

  • Computer skills (e-mail, road notes patient database, internet, Word) voice mail

  • Counseling skills

  • Communication skills verbal and written

  • Analytical skills


JourneyCare is the combined organization of Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. The three organizations came together in 2015 to provide greater services to more patients and families across 10 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois. We offer more than 100 years of combined expertise, providing palliative, supportive and end-of-life care and helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms.

JourneyCare is growing and seeking world-class, compassionate professionals who are highly skilled, possess superior interpersonal skills and make a commitment to our culture of excellence. Join our team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains and C.N.A.'s , along with more than 1,300 volunteers, who continue to be a trusted resource for care and support in the communities we serve.

Our services include:

  • Adult hospice and palliative care

  • Pediatric hospice and palliative care

  • Five Hospice CareCenters, located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, Glenview and Woodstock, for those who require short term, around-the-clock medical oversight

  • Integrative therapies that include pet therapy, music therapy and music-thanatology, aromatherapy, art, massage and compassionate touch

  • A comprehensive grief support program

  • Jewish Care Services

  • We Honor Veterans Program

  • A broad range of volunteer opportunities

Your Life . . .

  • Working for JourneyCare is more than a career choice. Many of our employees will tell you it's a calling that changed their lives.

JourneyCare has cared for generations of patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses, providing comfort, peace and well-being.

We are committed to be the employer of choice by offering:

  • Competitive compensation

  • A comprehensive benefit package

  • Continuing education and generous tuition reimbursement

  • A supportive, collaborative and fun work environment

Your Path . . .

  • Our Care Teams are committed to making each day the best it can be for our patients and families while enriching the lives of those we serve.

Join our Journey!

For more information apply online at and explore career opportunities with us.

Experience and Skills:



Master of Social Worker degree required

LCSW Licensure in Illinois required


Prior experience in medical setting working with adults; hospice and/or home care experience preferred

Other Requirements

Access to a reliable car, current driver's license and liability auto insurance

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