The Long Island Center for Dignity and Support seeks to provide care and services to Long Island’s older adults and those struggling with a serious, life-limiting and advanced illness and loss through a holistic (client-centered) approach addressing the emotional, physical and spiritual needs. The LICDS will assist clients and their loved ones through the provision of direct services including information and referral, advocacy, care management, individual and family support, advance care planning, addressing the social determinants of health, and connections to concrete services, palliative and hospice care as well as education and training to professionals and the community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Working with the Senior Director and Clinical Supervisor of Palliative Care Supportive Services, the Social Worker IIIA:
Provide clinical consultation in-home, in-office, and other appropriate locations in the area of serious and advance illness, end-of-life and palliative care, and bereavement, all in accordance with the standards of the social work profession, agency policies, and requirements of the funding source:
- Provision of individual and family counseling, care management and bereavement, supportive counseling services.
- Development and implementation of a written care plan and clinical services model based on standardized assessment instruments for client/patient and affiliates.
- Provision of appropriate information to clients/patients and affiliates regarding challenges presented by illness/conditions and ways of coping and preserving individual functioning and autonomy.
- Provision of specific information about services available for clients/patients including screening for eligibility, assisting with applications for benefits and entitlements, and arranging for their direct provision
- Ongoing visits to client/patient and affiliates to evaluate client/patient functioning, monitoring risk, symptom burden, assess the status of current services, and update and revise care plan.
Represent program in community and professional settings:
- Join various community coalitions and task forces based on agreement with the Sr. Director, funding source and partners.
- Develop and present community and professional education in the areas of serious and advanced illness, palliative care, hospice, advanced care planning and end of life care.
- May be assigned other tasks or duties reasonably related to their job responsibilities.
- Maintain accurate and timely care records and statistics and ensure that documentation meets agency’s standards.
- Assist with maintaining and tracking data, draft reports and participate in site visits as required by funding sources.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work. LMSW licensure required. LCSW preferred
- 3- 5 years clinical experience in providing end-of-life, palliative care and bereavement counseling, psychotherapy and care-management preferred.
- Experience providing community outreach, community relations and program development.
- Excellent oral, written, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Bi-Lingual preferred
- Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software
- An understanding and appreciation of the roles of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preferences, and individual values as they relate to serving clients and families.