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Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., the second oldest Hospice in the United States, is a unique and innovative organization that serves more than several hundred children and adults monthly who are either impacted by a life threatening illness or grieving the loss of a loved one. All of our services are provided free of charge. We receive no support from government or insurance agencies, and are dependent on the support of the community for all we do. We have a highly committed staff and foster a positive, collaborative and creative work environment. We make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people every year and believe it is a privilege to be serving others.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
As Social Work Care Manager for Hospice of Santa Barbara, your primary responsibility will be to facilitate the planning, implementation and monitoring of a plan of care for an assigned group of patients and/or families. This role is a full-time position (40 hours per week) and includes health insurance, retirement, vacation and sick time and holiday benefits. As key member of the Patient Care Services team, you will utilize your specialized training to provide compassionate care and support to those facing circumstances related to illness and/or end of life. Through your meaningful contribution, the Patient Care Services program will continue to blossom, answering the needs of our community. Specifically, your essential duties and responsibilities will be as follows:
Perform an initial, comprehensive psychosocial, spiritual and physical assessment for patients and/or families. Reassess periodically. Provide guidance, as needed, on entitlements/benefits or other financial or community resources.
Identify and integrate the psychosocial issues into goal-directed plans of care, working in collaboration with the Patient Care Services team.
Advocate for needed services and entitlements, obtain and connect to additional resources, intervene in crises, provide emotional support.
Perform short-term and long intervention and individual and/or family counseling as appropriate.
Meet department productivity standards.
Coordinate with the Lead Social Worker on all aspects of the PCS program.
Collaborate with Director of Volunteer Services, Patient Care Volunteers and other team members to support the Patient Care Services program, including presenting in volunteer training modules.
Raise the community’s awareness about the emotional, social and spiritual healing opportunities death and grief present by performing a minimum of 4 community presentations annually; effectively communicate HSB’s unique services to medical and social services persons and agencies for the purposes of creating a pipeline of referrals for HSB’s Patient Care Services program.
Prepare and maintain electronic clinical case files utilizing client management software and follow all charting policies and procedures.
Present education on PCS program services when asked by Social Work Lead or Director of Clinical Services.
Maintain clinical metrics for each client including impact markers and end of service program evaluations.
Attend relevant staff and community meetings.
Network and develop reliable referral base from programs serving adults and their families.
Collaborate with all internal HSB program/departments.
Collaborate with community agencies who partner with Hospice of Santa Barbara.
BSW or MSW preferred
Demonstrated ability in care management and counseling, including a familiarity with community resources
Sensitivity and commitment to the hospice philosophy of care
Knowledge of Santa Barbara medical, health care agencies and social service agencies
Experience in public speaking, effective presentation skills
Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., the second oldest Hospice in the United States, is a unique and innovative organization that serves more than six hundred children and adults monthly who are either facing a life threatening illness or grieving the loss of a loved one. All of our services are provided free of charge. We receive no support from government or insurance agencies, and are dependent on ...the support of the community for all we do. We have a highly committed staff and foster a positive, collaborative, and creative work environment. We make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people every year and believe it is a privilege to be serving others.