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(LMSW) Clinical Counselor I - Hospice & Palliative Care, Gardiner, F/T, 40hrs./week, $6000 Sign On!

MaineGeneral Health
Augusta

Job Description


Excellent work among excellent colleagues.
Competitive benefit package including several health plans, medical spending accounts, dental, life and disability options.
Generous earned time program.
Retirement plans with potential for employer contributions.

This position features a $6000 sign on bonus for New Hires

The Hospice Social Worker provides emotional support to terminally ill individuals and their family members. Social Work support is provided in whatever setting the patient and family call home. This position provides education and support to the community via attendance at community events such as volunteer agency trainings, Hospice Education Day, and speaking engagements to promote hospice and palliative care in the community. The Hospice Social Worker may act as a Preceptor to new social work staff and is part of a dynamic team that includes Medical Director, Nurses, Chaplains, Therapists, and Home Health Aides.

Qualifications


Provides appropriate information/education to patients/caregivers including patient/caregiver rights and responsibilities.
Addresses psychosocial needs in a holistic manner in collaboration with the patient, caregiver, and IDT.
Has knowledge of DSM-IV, major psychiatric diagnosis, medications, and community mental health system and services.
Has knowledge of effective crisis intervention.
Performs thorough and accurate pre-bereavement and bereavement assessments.
Is an engaged and collegial member of the IDT.

The ideal candidate will have:
Licensed at the Master level by the State Board of Social Work licensing required.
Maine Driver's License required
Master's degree in Social Work required
1 year or more of pertinent experience preferred
LCSWs are encouraged to apply!

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