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 Social Worker at the following location:
Aiken and Walterboro, 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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.