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Social Worker - Neilson Place

Posted: 12/14/2021

Facility: Woodsedge
Location: Bemidji, MN
Address: 1000 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 32.00
Starting Rate: $29.00/hour

Job Summary

The Social Worker provides supportive services/counseling on healthcare and home care programs and services. Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing assistance with social, emotional and economical concerns of patients/clients/residents and families/caregivers, thus enabling them to achieve or maintain an optimal level of functioning by coordinating and planning programs. The Social Worker provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of medical situations. Coordinates healthcare programs among patients/clients/residents, families/caregivers and psychosocial and healthcare teams/communities. Demonstrates knowledge of human behavior and developmental stages.

The Social Worker responds to suspected abuse, neglect or violence in accordance with the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics policies and procedures alongside the appropriate state laws. Develops appropriate plan of care for patients/clients/residents and families/caregivers by obtaining resources from the social, health and human services agencies. Provides referrals, current information and/or education regarding programs and services available.

The Social Worker demonstrates commitment to the organization by utilizing time effectively, participating in special projects/assignments and exhibiting flexibility when necessary. Demonstrates professionalism by participating in care conferences and transitional rounding, serving as an advocate. Demonstrates efficacy in critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making. Possesses written and verbal communication skills while establishing a rapport with patients/clients/residents, families/caregivers and communities and healthcare teams/communities. Displays independent judgement. Actively participates with the healthcare teams.

Depending on department may be providing social services for donors and transplant recipients.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited curriculum required. Master's degree required for Senior Social Worker. If working in Minnesota, other education may be accepted according to and based upon Minnesota statue. Must possess a license in good standing in state of practice. In Minnesota:

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or other allowed credential based on Minnesota statue OR

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) for Senior Social Worker

Healthcare and/or mental health hospital experience preferred.

Depending on location, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required within six weeks of employment. Depending on position, may be required to possess multi-state licensure privilege.