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Licensed Social Worker

Company: Osprey Hospice
Location: East Brunswick
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Osprey Hospice - Responsibilities
In this position, our candidates are expected to counsel clients and their families during the psychosocial journey of end-of-life care; understand the patients treatment plan and encourage both to be vocal about their needs. Managing the stresses of debilitating physical illnesses, including emotional, familial and financial, is difficult and sometimes complicated. The Hospice Social Worker helps navigate crisis situations; and connect to other support services. Candidates are also expected to advocate for patients and their families. The Social Worker communicates with the interdisciplinary team regarding clients needs. A good knowledge of resources available within and outside of hospice settings to help them is an asset.
Hospice and palliative care social work is challenging because it involves helping people through difficult and stressful times of their lives. However, the rewards can be substantial. Making strong connections with people, learning and celebrating their life stories, having a positive impact on clients and their families and building an excellent skill set across all age levels are just a few examples.
Candidates are required to have obtained their masters degree in social work; are also required to be licensed in the State of New Jersey (LSW). Candidates are also expected to have superior communication skills both written and spoken. They should also be comfortable using Microsoft Office Suite. Candidates are trained and expected to become proficient in the use of the company electronic medical record. One year of hospice or palliative care experience required. Experience in other specialties will be given individual consideration.

Keywords: Osprey Hospice, East Brunswick , Licensed Social Worker, Healthcare , East Brunswick, New Jersey

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