Make the most of every moment –it’s the heart of our philosophy and mission at Capital Caring, a leader in hospice and palliative care in the DC metro region. We live our mission of improving the care of people facing life-limiting illness every day and are seeking a dedicated, Social Worker-Bereavement Counselor to join our team!
Our Core Values include:
Employment with Capital Caring comes with great benefits - with flexibility to choose the health and welfare plans to best meet your needs.
POSITION SUMMARY: This position combines the responsibilities of the Social Worker and the Bereavement Counselor. The Social Worker, an active member of the Capital Caring Interdisciplinary Team, provides a wide variety of direct and indirect social work services to patients/caregivers/families in accordance with the individualized plan of care, as prescribed by the physician. The Social Worker actively participates in coordination of all aspects of the patient’s care, in accordance with current professional standards and practice. She/he participates in ongoing interdisciplinary comprehensive assessment; develops and evaluates the Plan of Care; contributes to patient and family counseling and education, and participates in the QUAPI program and hospice sponsored in-service training. The Grief and Bereavement Counselor provides care to families, children, significant others, and the community at large who are dealing with issues of grief and loss. Grief and Bereavement staff make visits to the patient/family prior to death and are available to family during the bereavement period.
LICENSURE: Must be licensed or license eligible in compliance with jurisdiction of practice (LCSW, LPC).
EDUCATION: Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling or Pastoral Counseling required.
EXPERIENCE: Two years experience in health care, preferably in hospice or home care; extensive knowledge of death/dying, grief, loss and survivorship issues, clinical experience with grief treatment in counseling role.