Social Worker - Supportive Care
Sacramento, CA Supportive Care
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You are.

A caring professional, skilled at supporting others in their time of need

An encouraging, flexible collaborator for whom making people feel important comes naturally 

An altruistic and confident individual who seeks meaning in their daily work

Join us in our heart work.

Snowline Hospice is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to meeting the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those who are nearing the end of life's journey. Our mission is to enhance the living, comfort the dying, and support the grieving with compassion and dignity. Our supportive care team is dynamic and helpful; not only caring for the patients and friends and families we serve, but for each other, every day.

Summary of role.

The Supportive Care Social Worker is a multifaceted position that provides services to clients and their families that include counseling services and coordination of resources and other community services. 

Here's how you'll be caring.

  • To honor your patient's wishes and support the patient and families with their unique needs
  • To help patients leave this world with dignity
  • In close collaboration with other disciplinary teams, you will be actively supporting quality care and promote patients’ comfort 
  • Enjoy meaningful connections as you join forces to make good things happen

Each day. Essential functions.

  • Uses appropriate assessment skills for evaluation of patient’s, families/caregiver’s social and emotional responses to illness, caregiving roles, and death and dying issues
  • Demonstrates appropriate counseling services to the patient, family/caregivers within the plan of care, including counseling, coping, anticipatory grief and long-term care planning
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team and physician to develop plan of care in accordance with regulatory standards
  • Demonstrates knowledge and awareness of community resources available to patients and their families, and assists with referrals and linkages
  • Communicates effectively with social and community agencies regarding Hospice cases and the psychosocial needs of the patient, family/caregiver, especially for families with high-risk indicators i.e.: abuse/neglect, inadequate food/medical supplies, high suicide potential
  • Maintains productivity standard at an acceptable level established by Hospice standards
  • Documents notes of each patient visit reflecting patient evaluation, intervention, patient/family response, and plan for subsequent visits in accordance with regulatory standards
  • Participates in regular Interdisciplinary Team meetings, orientations, trainings, educational and community events for staff and volunteers at Hospice
  • Demonstrates positive behavior characteristics such as attitude, initiative, good communication, cooperation, adaptability, fairness, ingenuity, and dependability
  • Demonstrates ability to work with a variety of belief systems, and honors individual choices and lifestyles
  • Demonstrates flexibility, punctuality, and attendance reliability with changing workload/caseload; sets priorities accordingly and carries out job assignments in a self-directed manner
  • Schedules and participates in on-call, weekend and holiday rotation. Assists in resolving problems in patient care scheduling
  • Other duties as assigned by members of the Leadership Team 

Come for the culture. And the benefits.

  • Deeply meaningful, heart-warming work
  • Continuous displays of gratitude from patients, family and friends
  • Collaboration with other compassionate, unique and professional colleagues
  • Warm, friendly, flexible, supportive, and safe work environment
  • Highly regarded, long-standing reputation for quality service in the community
  • Connection to an incredible team of industry leaders
  • Opportunity for career development and advancement
  • Competitive compensation 
  • Generous Health and Wellness Benefits including Medical, Dental and Vision, EAP and company paid Life Insurance
  • Robust PTO and time off program
  • Supportive and helpful 401k (plus matching) program
  • Helpful car lease program (based on eligibility)
  • Educational Support (based on eligibility)
  • Flexible work schedules


Our ideal candidate. 

  • Masters of Social Work Degree from a graduate school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred)
  • A demonstrated ability in casework and counseling, including one (1) year of clinical work experience, preferably in either a healthcare setting, hospice or palliative care program
  • Excellent communication and counseling skills, demonstrated skills in assisting individuals and families in problem solving and utilizing community resources
  • Demonstrated skills in assisting individuals and families in problem solving and utilizing community resources
  • Excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently operate a computer, prior Electronic Health Records (EHR) preferred
  • Valid CA driver’s license, with a reliable vehicle that is insured in accordance with state requirements
  • Is open to an occasional flexible schedule to work evenings or weekends 
  • Is comfortable being mobile and can travel throughout service area

Come join us in the heart work of Caring and Collaboration!

APPLY TODAY and become part of the Snowline family!

Snowline Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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