The Social Worker (MSW) assists the patient and family in meeting their social and emotional needs. The MSW encourages involvement of the family and\or guardian throughout the course of treatment and attempts to normalize the patient's environment to the extent possible. This position is a support position within the Home Health Department and reports to the Home Health Director.
The Home Health Social Worker must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the Home Health Department including knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. The employee must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs. It is also necessary that the employee be able to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures.
Master's degree in Social Work
Must have at least one year of experience in the medical profession, preferably in the home care setting.