Providence St. Joseph Health

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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Social Worker - Palliative Care Direct in Santa Rosa, California

We are looking for a Social Worker for our Inpatient Palliative Care Team for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital!

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Apply today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Job Summary:

Provides psychosocial assessment and delivery of counseling, social work and emotional support services to terminally-ill patients, and/or palliative services to patients and their families. Works as a team member to identify problems and assist patient/family members in exploring realistic options, decision making and problem solving.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates competency in evaluating patients' and families' psychosocial needs.

  • Demonstrates competency in providing social work and counseling services to patients and families.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of and referral to appropriate community resources.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in psychosocial education and leadership to hospice/palliative staff and volunteers and the community.

  • Has read, discussed and is able to carry out hospice/palliative policies and procedures related to elder abuse, child abuse, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse and confidentiality.

  • Is able to effectively identify, assess and support patient/families' bereavement/serious health needs.

  • Is knowledgeable about families' needs related to time of death planning and is able to provide them with support and information.

  • Demonstrates sound understanding of and commitment to hospice/palliative philosophy of care.

  • Demonstrates sound understanding of and commitment to hospice/palliative philosophy of team.

  • Enforces safety policies and procedures and safe practices by staff and volunteers.

Skills :

  • Skill in family counseling, psychosocial assessment and utilizing community and health care resources.

  • Skill in teamwork and communication.

  • Knowledgeable about different developmental needs of children and teens. (Hospice Only)

  • Knowledgeable of psychosocial issues and challenges confronting geriatric clients and patients.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education : Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling or related field. Graduate from an accredited school preferred.

Experience : 1 year experience in a health care setting or related field.


  • California driver's license.

  • Current auto liability insurance.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education : Coursework/Training - Training in family counseling and case management.

Licenses/Certifications: LCSW

St. Joseph Home Care Network (SJHCN) is a Home Health ministry of St. Joseph Health, serving three Northern California counties; Humboldt County, Napa County and Sonoma County. Our networks of compassionate, highly skilled employees are dedicated to putting the patient first to improve the health of individuals and families in our community. The Home Health caregivers assist in restoring a patient's optimal health and support the family by going into the home and ministering to the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient and family members. Our home care services are a literal representation of reaching out to our community to care for our dear neighbors.

Company: St. Joseph Home Care Network

Category: Social Work

Req ID: R334602