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Social Worker - Home Care

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
SPECIAL SUMMER INCENTIVE -
$15,000 SIGN ON BONUS - LCSW - EXTERNAL ONLY
FREE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR!

To provides psychosocial assessment and intervention for clients and caregivers receiving care through Home Health Services. To provides counseling, continuity of care planning, resourcing, and referral services in order to facilitate recovery and maximize benefits from home care.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Master's Degree in Social Work

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) Illinois upon hire or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Illinois upon hire
Driver's License upon hire
Proof of Auto Insurance upon hire

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other Carle Health facilities/hospitals.
  • requireduired to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Required English Skills Advanced reading skillsAdvanced writing skillsAdvanced oral skillsCommunication Skills Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-workerInteraction with a wide variety of peopleMaintain confidential informationAbility to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal informationAbility to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanorComputer Skills Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.Familiarity with home care software and email use

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Ensures quality care.* Demonstrates clinical skills through thorough assessments, supportive counseling, provision of a therapeutic environment and by seeking appropriate supervision.* Completes psychosocial assessments.* Provides crisis intervention and supportive counseling on a short-term basis with appropriate referral(s) for ongoing counseling needs.* Plans for continuing care services that should be conducted within a therapeutic context of sensitivity to the emotional factors involved with adjustment to illness and lifestyle changes.* Offers educational and support groups.* Identifies when supervision and/or peer consultation is indicated and seeks out assistance in clinical management of a case, when necessary.* Serves as a client/caregiver advocate by respecting the client's rights, facilitating procedures in accordance with the rules and regulations pertaining to client care.* Provides information and protection regarding the client's rights.
  • Provides quality client interventions.* Maintains a broad knowledge of resources.* Responds to referrals in a timely manner.* Coordinates with other team members* Addresses risk management and legal regulation issues.* Continues to stay updated regarding available community resources* Coordinates the assigned caseload in a complete and timely manner.* Submits appropriate documentation within departmental policy guidelines.* Functions competently and makes sound objective decisions.* Maintains an awareness of risk management issues and involves the appropriate hospital and community agents.
  • Ensures quality care management by providing appropriate documentation, communication and other follow-up by using time, supplies, and other resources productively.* Maintains appropriate communication.* Coordinates with other team members in a timely and pertinent manner.* Demonstrates courtesy and conveys respect in all interactions with other members of the healthcare team.* Responds to phone calls in a helpful and positive manner* Protects client/caregiver's confidentiality'* Provides prompt and pertinent communication and documentation, as necessary, to effective coordinate with other members of the healthcare team and to keep the Home Health Clinical Manager appropriately informed.* Is timely with submission of documentation as well as other interdepartmental communication.
  • Obtains and utilizes educational opportunities for professional development. personal growth and remains up-to-date regarding current trends.* Assumes responsibility for keeping informed regarding developments in healthcare.* Informs and interprets health information to clients/caregivers and other members of the home health team.* Identifies own learning needs by participating in educational activities in the HHSD and MMCI.* Shares information with other staff and client(s)/caregiver(s)* Attends/participates in semi-monthly staff and team meetings* Participates and/or assists departmental work groups.* Is knowledgeable and up-to-date and able to identify payor source requirements including, but not limited to Medicare and Medicaid



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