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Social Worker

Journey Hospice
May 31, 2013
Greenville, South Carolina

The Social Worker is an integral part of the Hospice interdisciplinary care team and as
such is responsible for assessing the psychosocial needs of the hospice patient and family.
Understanding that psychosocial services must be delivered according to accepted
standards of practice, the social worker, guided by the patient/family’s needs and desires,
coordinates the resources of the family, the Interdisciplinary Team of Journey Healthcare,
and the community into an integrated program of support.

Must be licensed as a Social Worker by the State Board of Social Worker examiners.
(Applicable to Georgia, South Carolina & Texas only). In lieu of licensure
requirement, Louisiana Hospice Social Worker must have a master degree from a
school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Documented clinical experience appropriate to the counseling and casework needs of
the terminally ill. Must be an employee of the hospice
• Must have current CPR certification.
• Must possess a valid state driver’s license and current auto liability insurance.
• Must have a clear state specific motor vehicle check as applicable
• Knowledge of hospice philosophy, death and dying processes, grief, loss, and
bereavement skills, and basic counseling skills
• Possesses a reasonable degree of personal comfort with death and dying process
• Must be willing to work independently, be flexible and reliable
Knowledge and Abilities
• Knowledge and sound understanding of hospice philosophy and its concepts of care
• Knowledge of and ability to apply psychosocial skills and counseling techniques in a
wide variety of hospice situations
• Ability to respond and function appropriately in crisis situations
• Extensive knowledge of resource or support agencies and the methods of accessing
services
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• Ability to conduct educational seminars and training for civic, church, volunteer and
professional groups
• Ability to conduct basic grief/bereavement counseling in individual, group, and/or
family setting
• Knowledge and understanding of need to make referral to outside professional for
issues/complications beyond the scope of hospice care
Measurement
May 31, 2013
Please send resume to garland.fisher@journeyhospice.com
Garland Fisher
8644517603