Social Worker/Volunteer Coordinator in Casa Grande, AZ at Compassus

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Social Worker is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Program, between the Program and other Company departments, and between the Program and all external stakeholders. The Social Worker provides preventive, educational, and evaluative and treatment services to meet the psychosocial needs of patients and their families, to help them improve, restore, and maintain their maximum level of coping.  The Social Worker utilizes community resources and the interdisciplinary team to aid in this process. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Program, between the Program and other Company departments, and between the Program and all external stakeholders. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, and retaining volunteers and volunteer coordinators to adequately support volunteer operations and to ensure compliance with corporate, state, and federal regulations.  He/she will ensure the coordination of patient and family needs for volunteer services and will oversee the development of and implementation of the plans of care to meet those needs. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.



PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES-Social Worker

  • Supports agency and corporate policies, goals, and objectives.  
  • Promotes a positive working relationship between agency and corporate personnel.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, educational programs and community events, as requested.
  • Promotes hospice philosophy.
  • Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to supervisor.
  • Supports agency and corporate policies, goals, and objectives.
  • Promotes a positive working relationship between agency and corporate personnel.         
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings.
  • Promotes hospice philosophy.
  • Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to supervisor.
  • Functions as an IDT member. 
  • Completes psychosocial assessment on each assigned patient, as indicated by corporate policy.
  • Completes pre-bereavement of each assigned patient.
  • Completes Support Services Assessment, as appropriate.
  • Reviews and explains hospice services, as appropriate, to patient's financial classification.
  • Develops and updates care plans.
  • Attends team meetings and visits patients, as indicated.
  • Monitors hospitalizations and Medicare Part A admissions.
  • Secures revocations.
  • Attends care plan meetings at long term care facilities.
  • Provides direct social work services.  
  • Facilitates placements and monitors patient’s adjustment.
  • Coordinates care giving issues.
  • Facilitates discharge planning.
  • Explains and assists with advance directives.
  • Addresses financial concerns.
    • Completes financial assessment.
    • Contacts community agencies, as appropriate.
    • Initiates Medicaid Spend down.
    • Assesses appropriateness for Special Concern supplies.
    • Evaluates insurance concerns.

  • Develops and utilizes community resources.  
    • Supervises social work practicum students.
    • Develops and maintains working relationship with community agencies, i.e., long term care facilities, DFS, hospitals, social security office, V.A., etc.
    • Utilizes available community resources to meet family needs.
    • Works in cooperation with community agencies and lay groups.
    • Provides education and in-services to contract agencies, as appropriate.

  • Provides counseling to patient and family. 
    • Provides counseling to meet psychosocial needs of patient and family.
    • Collaborates with and provides information to hospice interdisciplinary team related to counseling    issues.
    • Provides crisis intervention to patient/family.
    • Refers to community counseling agencies, as indicated.
    • Offers and facilitates memorial services, as directed.
  • Other duties as performed or assigned.  

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES-Volunteer Coordinator

  • Supports agency and corporate policies, goals, and objectives.  
  • Promotes a positive working relationship between agency and corporate personnel.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, educational programs and community events, as requested.
  • Promotes hospice philosophy.
  • Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to supervisor.
  • Recruits volunteers.
  • Ensures adequate level of volunteer involvement.
  • Prepares and performs public service announcements.
  • Attends approved community events promoting volunteerism.
  •  Maintains records of recruitment, as required.
  • Trains staff and volunteers.
  • Interviews, screens and trains all potential volunteers and coordinators to ensure compliance with regulatory mandates.
  • Maintains required volunteer files and volunteer hours.
  • Coordinates at least four volunteer in-services per year.
  • Monitors volunteer time logs, data entry, and patient documentation to ensure accuracy and timely submissions.
  • Functions as an IDT member.
  • Attends IDT meetings.
  • Offers volunteer assistance and communicates needs and involvement of volunteers.
  • Prepares service reports as requested by management.
  • Oversees volunteer support in Assisting with bereavement visits.
  • Maintains documentation of patient contacts and Plans of Care to comply with state and federal regulations.
  • Assigns and oversees patient and office volunteers.
  • Coordinates efforts to enhance volunteer retention.
  • Organizes and conducts regularly scheduled volunteer meetings.
  • Prepares and coordinates mailing of volunteer newsletter.
  • Maintains documentation of all volunteer retention activities.
  • Works within the established budget.
  • Plans, organizes and implements annual volunteer recognition banquet, awards, acknowledgements, and activities every April.
  • Prepares presentations.
  • Uses creative ideas that motivate the audience.
  • Organizes material in an easily understandable format.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES-Volunteer Coordinator

Directly supervises volunteers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training volunteers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining volunteers; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Education, Experience, and Certifications

(A) Has a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (preferred)

or

(B) Has a Bachelor’s Degree in social work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; or a baccalaureate degree in psychology, sociology, or other field related to social work; and has 1 year of social work experience in a healthcare setting and is supervised by an MSW

or

(C) Has a Bachelor’s Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, is employed by Compassus before December 2, 2008, and is not required to be supervised by an MSW


State-specific certifications

  • Alabama – Minimum requirement of BSW and licensure in the state of Alabama
  • California – Minimum requirement of MSW and clinical experience relevant to the psychosocial needs of patients and families; an individual with a BSW is not qualified as a social worker in California
  • Colorado – Minimum requirement of BSW from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, Master’s degree preferred (MSW)
  • Connecticut -  Minimum requirement of MSW from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; an individual with a BSW is not qualified as a social worker in Connecticut
  • Louisiana – Masters’ Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and documented clinical experience appropriate to the counseling and casework needs of the terminally ill
  • Massachusetts - Social Worker means an individual who is currently licensed to practice social work under the licensure categories of Licensed Independent Practitioner of Clinical Social Work, or Licensed Certified Social Worker or Licensed Social Worker.
  • Mississippi - Masters’ Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and at least one year of documented clinical experience appropriate to the counseling and casework needs of the terminally ill
  • New Hampshire – Masters’ degree from a graduate school of social work OR a bachelor’s degree in a related health or human services field, with at least 2 years’ experience as a social worker and the individual has established a consultative relationship with a masters’ prepared social worker
  • New Jersey - NJ defines social work practice in 2 ways – as clinical and non-clinical. 
    • Clinical social work includes:
      • Clinical assessment, clinical case work, psychotherapeutic counseling, individual advocacy, supervision of others in clinical/ non-clinical practice
      • Requires a Masters’ Degree in Social Work and Licensure in the state of New Jersey (LCSW or LSW)
    • Non-clinical social work includes:
      • Social work assessment, social work counseling, social work consultation and social work planning
      • Requires a bachelor’s degree in social work and Certification in the state of New Jersey (CSW)
  • New Mexico – Licensure is required, BSW is minimum education required but must be supervised by MSW, MSW is preferred education for hospice social worker
  • Ohio – Licensure required
  • Oklahoma – Licensure required
  • South Carolina – Licensure required
  • Texas - active licensure in the state of Texas as a master social worker (MSW) and one year of social work experience in a health care setting; or active licensure in the state of Texas as a baccalaureate social worker, one year of social work experience in a health care setting, and if employed by Compassus after December 2, 2008, must be supervised by a qualified MSW.
  • Wisconsin – minimum of BSW from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and certification by the state of Wisconsin
  • West Virginia – minimum of BSW and licensure according to education level (LSW = BSW + license, LMSW = MSW + license, LCSW = MSW + practice hours + license)

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