Social Worker

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 | Admin

Agape Hospice is South Carolina’s premier healthcare organization. We will provide you with the opportunity to unlock your potential, both professionally
and personally. We’re currently seeking a full time and part time Social Worker at the following location:

Bluffton and Charleston, SC

Expect More at Agape:

As an employee of Agapé Hospice, you will be part of an established and highly -regarded faith-based company committed to your personal and professional
development that offers:

  • Competitive compensation with monthly incentive program with the opportunity to earn additional money per year
  • Health Savings Account w/ “dollar for dollar” match up to $1,050.00
  • 401(k) w/ company match up to 4% of gross annual salary
  • Call center support w/ after-hours triage
  • Career advancement through education and nationally recognized apprenticeship opportunities
  • Social Worker mentor and training program
  • Sponsors Hospice and Palliative Care certification
  • Flexible schedule
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage
  • Company sponsored life insurance coverage
  • Opportunity for advancement

As a part of our team, you will:

  • Assess the social and emotional factors related to the patient’s illness, need for care, response to treatment, and adjustment to care.
  • Assess the relationship of the patient’s medical and nursing requirements to the patient’s home situation, financial resources, and availability of
    community resources.
  • Provide counseling services that are required by the patient, family member, and/or caregiver as needed.
  • Provide intervention when necessary to remove a clear and direct impediment to the effective treatment of the patient’s medical condition or to the
    patient’s rate of recovery.
  • Perform comprehensive initial psychosocial evaluation.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of goal-directed family care plans.
  • Conduct ongoing reassessment of patient and family needs.
  • Provide short-term crisis intervention and individual and family counseling.
  • Observe, evaluate, and bring to team conferences information regarding psychosocial, spiritual, physical, and financial conditions affecting the patient
    and family.
  • Assume the active role of advocate for the patient and/or family.
  • Maintain proper records of visits to patients and/or families utilizing electronic documentation.
  • Have an organized program for the provision of bereavement services.
  • Make bereavement services that reflect the needs available to the family and other individuals in the bereavement plan of care.
  • Bereavement counseling to residents of a SNF/NF or ICF/MR when appropriate and identified in the bereavement plan of care.
  • Develop a bereavement plan of care that notes the kind of bereavement services to be offered and the frequency of service deliver.
  • Refer family to community resources such as support groups and counselors.
  • Send-out bereavement mailings on a routine basis.
  • Obtain available community resources to assist in meeting the patient and family needs.
  • Develop and maintain contact with appropriate community agencies and services.
  • Participate in committees, task forces, and agency events.
  • Assist in orientation of new employees.
  • Market and provide community education.
  • Participation and marketing in public relations and community activities that promote the organization.
  • Assure appropriate electronic documentation.

Must Haves:

  • Must have a Master’s of Social Work or Bachelor’s of Social Work from an accredited school of social work.
  • Must hold a current license by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.





I understand the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires that, if hired, I must present on my first day of employment, but no later than 3 days from my first day of employment, documents to verify my legal right to work in the United States.

I hereby certify that all information provided here by me and on the attached resume is true and correct, and I understand that giving false or misleading information may result in the refusal to hire me or in subsequent termination in my employment.

I understand if salaried, my salary commitment is based on a yearly salary schedule. I will comply with the policies and procedures of Agapé Hospice.

I understand the number of hours I will be required to work may vary from week to week. I also understand that I may be required to work different shifts as needed.

I authorize persons, companies, schools and colleges shown on my employment application to give any information regarding my employment and academic records, together with any information they may have regarding me whether or not it is in their records. I hereby release said companies, schools or persons from any liability for any damage whatsoever for issuing this information.

I understand that an offer of employment to work at Agapé Hospice is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check, a clean drug screen, and other necessary screens as required.

By submitting application, I certify I have never been sanctioned by a government body related to healthcare, convicted of a criminal offense related to healthcare, or listed by a federal agency as debarred, excluded, or otherwise ineligible for participation in a federal funded healthcare program.

I understand, if hired, I will be required to hold Agapé Hospice’s confidential and / or proprietary information and any information concerning patients of Agapé Hospice confidential and will not disclose it to any person or entity not affiliated with Agapé Hospice throughout my employment and therafter.

I understand, if hired, my employment will be at-will and that my employment and compensation can be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice at any time, at the option of either Agapé Hospice or myself. By submitting this application I affirm my awareness that this is the final understanding between myself and Agapé Hospice on the subject and there can be no modification or agreement contrary to at-will provisions, unless in writing and signed by both parties.

The family of Dianne Bush wants to especially thank Jim Shinta, Kim Hartman and Melanie McAlhaney for their care of Dianne and the support and kindness shown to our family members. Dianne’s husband, Ashley, said “If I had known how much hospice could help I would have requested the service much earlier.”

The Bush family, Charleston SC

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