Full Time Social Worker
General Description: The Social Worker is an integral part of the Interdisciplinary team, responsible for the development and oversight of a Plan Of Care for an assigned group of patients’/families’ psychosocial, financial, and emotional needs. Provides coverage for the inpatient and/or outpatient Hospice program as needed. Liaisons with community resources to find support for the patient/families as needed. Flexibility with schedule to accommodate the patient and organization needs. Assists with mentoring of interns and other students. Assists with facilitating bereavement programs as needed. All other duties as required. All Social work care will be delivered under the guidance of the best standard of practice, COL’s policy and procedure and the Arkansas Social Work licensure board.
Requirements: Has a valid Arkansas Social Work license that is current and without restriction. Has access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive for extended periods of time. Valid Arkansas driver’s license and Liability Insurance as required by law. Satisfactory driving record. Should be emotionally mature, objective, and sensitive to people and their problems, able to handle responsibility, work independently, and maintain good working relationships with patients, families and coworkers. Ability to speak English clearly and communicate in person, and by phone clearly. Proficient computer skills required. Ability to write the English language legibly, to spell, and use proper grammar/punctuation. Bilingual abilities a plus. Excellent telephone, reading, writing, and communicating skills are required. Ability to organize information, time and workload to optimize efficiency. Ability to work outside normal office hours, including call coverage, and to handle emergencies as required in order to meet needs of patients and families. Has a good working knowledge of the Social Work scope of practice and regulations. Satisfactory results of a current TB skin test. Physical abilities as outlined above.