Full Time Positions - (some flexibility in this scheduling-need to meet patient needs)
Position located in Naples, Fl.
$5,000 Sign On Bonus Available!
Job Summary: Provide direct social services and counseling to patients and families in relation to anxieties and stress precipitated by life-threatening illness.
Demonstrate understanding of Client-Centered Practice; death, dying, and bereavement process; crisis intervention; mental and emotional dysfunction; & community resources. ? Demonstrate knowledge of human growth and development; conducts age-appropriate psychosocial assessments using appropriate communication techniques. Uses completed assessment to set patient specific goals and identify desired interventions for movement toward successful outcomes. ? Demonstrate awareness of multi-cultural differences; provides culturally sensitive care including awareness of family-dynamics ---i.e. roles/responsibilities, attitude toward sickness and death and end-of-life rites; and utilizes translation services, as needed. ? Assess the emotional needs of the patient/family to provide the framework from which the care plan is developed. Involves patient and family in care decisions. ? Complete ongoing assessment of patient/family psychosocial needs and provides emotional support for the patient/family. Activities might include: completing Mini-Mental State Exams, assisting patient/family with Medicaid applications, funeral planning, hospice-to-hospice transfers, etc…. ? Attend weekly Interdisciplinary Team Meetings to discuss patient’s plan of care with other members of the team. ? Identify patient/family educational needs. ? Provide accurate information on hospice services and hospice benefits. ? Respond calmly, quickly, and display teamwork in crisis situations. Exercise judgment in stressful conditions. ? Complete point of care patient charting and daily replication in accordance with agency policy. ? Meet Promise Model expectations in terms of Model Visit Design and Weekly Visit expectations. ? Fulfill on-call Family Support expectations (Full-Time staff). ? Routinely meet individual goals and assist the team in meeting departmental goals set by the manager. ? Available for holiday, on-call, weekend, illness and vacation coverage as needed. ? Supervision of internship placements. ? Perform other duties as assigned.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. Must be able to endure exposure to common household allergens (i.e., pets, plants, dust). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Position may include day and nighttime driving.
Compensation and Benefits:
This is only a summary of our employee benefits; it is subject to change.
Medical insurance (PPO) with prescription drug co-pay or HDHP w/HSA
Life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance (company paid)
Long term care insurance (company paid)
Retirement savings plan (TSA/403(b) matching program)
Short and long term disability insurance (company paid)
LegalShield (identity protection and more)
Bereavement leave for family and pets
Credit union availability
Employee Assistance Program
Paid time off
In-house continuing education opportunities
Discounted membership at local area Fitness Center
Other employer-sponsored activities
Send resume to Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at www.avowcares.org
Education And/Or Experience: Master’s degree in social work from an accredited college or university required and 2-3 years related experience required.
Requirements: Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Valid Florida LCSW required AHPC-SW Certification preferred (required within two years in position) Hospice experience a plus!
Other Qualifications: Valid Florida Driver's License.
Internal Number: SSC-02
About Avow Hospice
Avow was founded in 1983 as Collier County’s original, nonprofit hospice. Today, Avow’s nonprofit companies provide palliative care consultations for adults facing chronic or serious illness, hospice care and bereavement support services for children and adults. At Avow, employee teams focus their efforts not on making a product, but on making life better for other human beings. We view what we do, not as work, but as a ministry to our patients, their families and the community we serve.We are mission driven… committing ourselves to the highest standards of patient and family care and expecting all of our employees to share that commitment. We embrace our work because it adds meaning to our own lives and offers perspective on living that you just can’t get anywhere else.