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Social Worker - MSW - Full-Time

  • Job ID: 350751312
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Seneca Place
  • Department: Social Services
  • Location: 5360 Saltsburg Road, Verona PA 15147
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $22.43 to $31.41 / hour

Description

The Social Worker is responsible for providing complete psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, individual, family, group, bereavement and end of life counseling, and timely and appropriate discharge planning based on known or anticipated needs.

Seneca Place, located in Penn Hills, is a rehab and personal care facility with a team dedicated to returning residents to their highest level of independence. Join us in walking alongside and enriching the lives of our residents as we strive to meet their physical, psychological, and social needs.


Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates expertise in accessing social systems by providing resource-specific information to patients and families, initiating contact with appropriate resources, and facilitating the patient/family's ability to accept referrals.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs.
  • Acts as a mentor to social work students and/or serves as a field instructor to MSW students.
  • Successfully utilize therapeutic counseling methods such as crisis intervention, psychosocial support, brief goal-directed therapy, CISM, and/or other appropriate therapeutic methods that may be appropriate to the clinical situation.
  • Provides accurate, timely, and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of reimbursement systems, the ability to educate patients and families regarding payer requirements/coverage for post-acute care services, and the ability to effectively advocate on behalf of the patient to obtain authorizations for continued care as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, counsel, and effectively intervene with medically and psychosocially complex patients with the ability to understand complex dynamics related to the clinical situation.
  • Continue to monitor and evaluate the plan of care, options, and available services throughout the hospital stay to effectively meet the patient and family's needs. Reassess the plan of care as status changes or at a minimum of every 3 days.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional practice, maintaining respect for confidentiality and freedom of choice as outlined by the Code of Ethics by the National Association of Social Workers as well as the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors.
  • Collaborate effectively with the healthcare team, patients and families, and relevant community resources to develop and implement an individualized plan of care.
  • Educate and advocate for patients and families to enhance their ability to make informed decisions regarding medical care, discharge planning, advance directives, and end-of-life care including actively participating in the guardianship process when appropriate.
  • Complete a psychosocial assessment that includes social, economic, cultural, age-related, and behavioral factors, history of the child, elder, or domestic abuse, prior psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, family and social support systems, and all other available resources as appropriate to the clinical situation.

 

Qualifications

  • MSW degree from a CSWE accredited School of Social Work required.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current/active Social Work License required or successful pass of the social work licensing exam within 9 months of employment.

 

  • Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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