Social Worker


HMH RES CARE INC-HARBORAGE North Bergen Requisition # 2021-97399 ShiftDay StatusPart-time with Benefits Weekend WorkWeekends as Needed HolidaysEvery Other Holiday On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours7am-3pm Address7600 River Rd, North Bergen, 07047

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Overview

How have you impacted someone’s life today?  At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day.  From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.

The Social Worker works with residents by identifying their psychosocial, mental and emotional needs along with providing and/or aiding in the access of services to meet those needs.  Services are provided with strict adherence to all government regulations.  

Responsibilities

The Social Worker is responsible for both fostering a climate and developing routines to enable residents to maximize their individuality, independence, and promoting the highest practical level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being and quality of life.

 

  • Complete a social history and psychosocial assessment for each resident that identifies social, emotional, and psychosocial needs
  • Participate in the development of a written, interdisciplinary plan of care that identifies the psychosocial needs & issues, appropriate social work interventions, and the goals to accomplish.  Document progress for each resident
  • Ensure or provide therapeutic interventions to assist residents in coping with their transition and adjustment to a long-term care facility
  • Provide support and education to residents/family/significant others to assist in r understanding of the placement and facility issues in addition to referring them to appropriate social service agencies
  • Coordinate resident discharge planning process and make referrals for appropriate home care services before discharge
  • Educate staff regarding the role of the Social Worker
  • Educate staff regarding the psychosocial needs of residents and their families/significant others as well as the problems related to aging and disability
  • Educate staff regarding cultural diversity as well as recognizing and preventing abuse, neglect, and mistreatment
  • Participate in the development and review of policies and practices related to Social Work as well as resident care & quality of life
  • Understand and meet all government requirements, including documentation, certification, continuing education, and reporting
  • Maintain full documentation and complete all administrative requirements



Qualifications

Knowledge, Education and Skills Required: 

  • BA or Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field
  • Certified Social Worker (CSW) in the State of New Jersey
  • Knowledge of case work process, counseling and therapeutic process

 

Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred: 

  • Casework and group experience
  • Long-term care facility experience
  • Prior work experience with geriatric and disabled populations
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish)

 

 

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Our Network

Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is a Mandatory COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccination Facility

As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.