1. Completes a comprehensive initial and on-going psychosocial assessment according to accepted standards of practice and agency policy for each patient and family or as requested.
2. Assess patent and family members for risk related to abuse/neglect and suicide and those with active or past substance abuse and initiate contracts as deemed appropriate.
3. Provide effective counseling approaches and processes for patients and families, including therapeutic and supportive interventions, education, life review, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention when indicated.
4. Assist patient and families with end-of-life care planning including knowledge of living wills, DPOA, provision of care for dependents, assessing decision capacity, and funeral planning.
5. Develop and implement a plan of care for patient/family and attend IDG and care conferences as needed.
6. Utilize existing community resources to assist patient/family.
7. Assist members of the Interdisciplinary Team to understand the significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's health care.
8. Coordinate visits with other team members to ensure most effective meeting of patient/family needs.
9. Assure continuity of care when a change in location of care is necessary (including admission to nursing home or respite setting). Facilitate nursing facility placement (PAS/RRs) and arrange transportation.
10. Provide education to employees, volunteers, and the community about services available to meet the psychosocial/economic needs of the patient.
11. Assist the Bereavement Coordinator with bereavement services as requested under the direction of the Social Services Manager.
12. Work evenings and weekends as needed to meet the needs of the patients and families.
13. Complete all documentation as required by the organization in compliance with Agency policy, accreditation bodies, and governing requirements.
14. Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
1. Bachelor of Social Work Degree from a social work curriculum accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Masters of Social Work preferred.
2. Current Social Work licensure in the State of Ohio and the eligibility to obtain licensure in the State of Indiana or current Social Work licensure in the State of Indiana and the eligibility to obtain licensure in the State of Ohio.
3. Minimum of two years of experience in a clinical setting.