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Social Worker II - Hospice and Palliative Care - St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago - Fu

Date: Sep 13, 2019

Requisition ID: 65482

Ministry:  PLC Senior Services

Location: Presence St Mary Chicago

Location Address:
2233 West Division Street, Chicago, IL  60622 United States (US)



Department: 20560200 PPC SMEMC 

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Day




The Social Worker II shares the responsibility of identifying social and emotional needs of each client. The position assists with arranging services to meet the needs of residents, providing liaison between the client, family, facility staff, and the community.  Assess all patients admitted to the Mental Health department, gathers information from available sources including family, agencies, friends and others, analyzes the information, formulates treatment recommendations, communicates pertinent information to other members of the interdisciplinary treatment team, participates in the development of the patient's treatment plan, coordinates or provides services including individual, group, family, marital and/or group psychotherapy and discharge planning.  Serves as a resource to staff and community regarding psychosocial issues.  Participates in Hospital and departmental planning committees and teams.



  1. Evaluates and assesses the social, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and environmental status of residents as prescribed by regulatory agencies.
  2. Communicates with patient, family, relevant professionals, programs, agencies and others to help client secure service needs, make preferences known, and determine appropriate placement within the facility and in the community.
  3. Provides ongoing counseling and emotional/social support in relation to health/social needs, and plan of care, to enable them to cope with difficulties and properly utilize services.
  4. Documents interventions and updates care plans as prescribed by regulatory agencies, and as problem situations occur.
  5. Participates in ongoing evaluation of residents’ needs and goals through multi-disciplinary care planning.
    This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Education and/or Experience                                                              
    Master’s degree in Social Work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work Education or related field.
    Minimum two years of hospital social work, relevant field work placement in the mental health field or home care experience is preferred. Alternatively, Psychiatric Registered Nurse with 5 years of experience.
    Computer Skills                                                          
    Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Word and Excel).
    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    Current State of Illinois license as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), LCPC, LPC, LMFT, or as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification per department policy. Valid Driver's License.
    Crisis Prevention Institute Certification required within 90 days of hire.
    Bilingual candidates preferred 
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), highly preferred

Business Unit: PLC Senior Services
Department Name: PPC SMEMC

Job Function: Professional Services 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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