Clinical Social Worker | Palliative Care | Middlebury, VT
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Middlebury, VT

DirectShifts is seeking a Clinical Social Worker - Palliative Care in Middlebury, VT.

Shift: Day-8Hr

Weekend Needs: None

Salary Range: Min/Hour $24.78 Mid/Hour $30.98 Max/Hour $37.17

Job Description

  • Serves as the Social Work member of the Palliative Care team.
  • Work involves evaluation of and support for psychosocial needs of patients and their families.
  • Assists with serious illness conversations, including exploring sources of suffering, prognostic awareness, patient centered values, information needs, treatment preferences, organizing team/family meetings.
  • Provides therapeutic and supportive counseling for individuals and families including existential and bereavement psychotherapy for those dealing with life limiting and terminal illness.
  • Assists with education about and completion of appropriate advance care planning documents.
  • Works with Interdisciplinary team in assessment of complex discharge planning needs

Education 

  • Masters in Social Work.
  • Licensed in the State of Vermont.
  • Specialty level advanced Hospice and Palliative Social Worker training highly preferred.

Experience

  • Two or more years work experience in a health or mental health setting preferred. 
  • Knowledge of social work theories, techniques and therapies, as used in individual, family and group treatment, as well as principles of social welfare.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

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