Job Description

Job Title: Social Worker - BSW
Job ID: 602177
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: approximately 8 hours per week
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Home Nursing Agency
Department: Hospice Bereavement
Location: 118 Ebony Road, Ebensburg PA 15931


Are you a Social worker who is looking to help the community while picking up some extra hours? Then apply today!  This person will provide brief problem focused assessments, psychosocial support to include end of life and bereavement services, and timely and appropriate discharge planning based on anticipated needs.

This is a PRN position through the Healing Patch program that will work approximately 8 hours per week.  This position is community based and will be working with school districts in Somerset and Cambria Counties. Required hours are daylight with occasional evenings and Saturdays.

  • Assess needs for community bereavement support groups relevant to targeted focus groups and demographic regions.
  • Develop, facilitate and assess model(s) for bereavement support groups. 
  • Train and oversee, in conjunction with Hospice Volunteer Coordinator(s), any volunteer facilitating bereavement support groups.
  • Evaluate and assess participants grief needs and risk factors associated with grief, their ability to function adequately, and potential risk of suicide and/or potential for abuse or neglect. 
  • Assess special needs related to cultural diversity including communication, space, role of family members and caregivers, and special traditions. 
  • Communicate and document observations, services and evaluations through reports, progress records, department meetings and individual supervision. 
  • Develop and/or make available bereavement educational material for families, staff and volunteers.
  • Provide education to staff, volunteers and community related to grief, loss and bereavement. 
  • Participate in orientation, continuing education programs, clinical conferences, quality assurance and performance improvement activities.


Bachelor of Social Work (BSW - BASW) degree required from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Or a combination of related degree and similar experience may also be considered.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.16 to $22.35

Union Position: No

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