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By the Bay Health

Hospice Social Worker

Larkspur, CA
Posted 3 years ago

By the Bay Health set the standard for hospice in the U.S. by emphasizing the role of the patient in making important medical decisions. Our spectrum of home-based services now includes Skilled Home Health Care, Palliative Care, Adult Hospice Care and Pediatric Care. Our team approach strives to address practical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of care, with the goal to maximize quality of life for our patients, caregivers and families.

We are seeking a Social Worker to work in Marin County. This Social Worker will be responsible for providing supportive services to help meet patient/family social, emotional and financial needs related to the impact of a terminal illness, loss and grief, in compliance with organization policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations. This position is required to work 2 weekend shifts a month.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assess patient/family social and emotional factors in order to determine capacity and potential to cope with life threatening illness and death.
  • Provide individual and family counseling and support services to patients/families including crisis intervention. Identify family dynamics and communication patterns.
  • Establish goals and revise counseling interventions as indicated. Evaluate patient/family response to psychosocial interventions; identify obstacles to compliance and assist in understanding goals of intervention.
  • Identify developmental level of patient/family and obstacles to learning or ability to participate in decision-making.
  • Assess special needs related to cultural diversity including communication, space, role of family members and special traditions.
  • Assist patients/families in utilizing community resources. Address patient/family questions and issues. Evaluate patient/family response to interventions when referred to community agencies and level of satisfaction with the services provided.
  • Assess for potential risk for suicide and/or abuse or neglect.
  • Assess for potential risk for medication misuse and diversion
  • Assess patient/family ability to meet financial obligations and offer appropriate resources as indicated.
  • Provide information and preparation of advance directives, end of life planning including the transfer of responsibilities regarding fiscal, legal and health care decisions.


  • Master degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Minimum three years supervised social work experience in community mental health/public health or related field. Hospice, Home Health or Hospital experience preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Current California Driver’s License and automobile insurance that meets State of California requirements, if driving a car.

This full-time position offers competitive pay, generous benefits and a supportive work environment as well as a $3500 sign on bonus.


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