Hospice Buffalo
  • Social Work
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Full Time

The majority of our patients prefer to receive hospice and palliative care at home to maintain their independence and live their lives to the best of their ability. Symptoms are managed so that the patient can live a full life with the support of family and friends and the comforts of home.

A Hospice Soclial Worker provides clinical social work services to patients and families utilizing a variety of modalities, and in accordance with State/Federal regulations. The social worker is an integral member of the interdisciplinary team and acts as a consultant for psychosocial aspects of coping with illness.

Education / Certification

  • Master's degree in Social Work required
  • NYS Licensure required
  • Current NYS Driver's license, free of serious violations, and vehicle required.

Experience

  • One year clinical counseling experience in hospice or a health related field.  Experience with grief/loss issues, and with community resources/agency systems needed. 
  • Strong clinical skills needed in the areas of:  assessment, counseling on grief/loss and lifestyle change, crisis intervention, problem resolution and coping issues, long term planning, community resource coordination/information/referrals, and in patient/family/agency advocacy.

 

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