Licensed Social Worker-Hospice

    • Job Tracking ID: 512088-713772
    • Job Location: Vineland, NJ
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: PRN
    • Date Updated: December 02, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Come find out why LSMNJ was voted a "GREAT PLACE TO WORK" by our employee's as rated in Fortune Magazine!

Through the power of the Holy Spirit and in response to God’s love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.

LSMNJ team members are dedicated to providing healing, hope and hospitality, regardless of religious background through a diversified social ministry program addressing many critical human care needs. We are seeking employees that share those same values and want to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Journey Hospice is a new program of LSMNJ, and as with all Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey programs and services, Journey Hospice provides compassionate care to people—together. Journey Hospice serves people of all backgrounds, faiths, and ages experiencing loss and life-limiting illness. At this time, Journey Hospice provides its services in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties in New Jersey.

We are seeking a per diem (as needed) Licensed Social Worker for Gloucester, Camden & Burlington Counties.

General Responsibilities:This is a professional position responsible for the provision of a wide range of psychosocial services to terminally ill patients and their families, including completing the comprehensive psychosocial assessment and regularly assessing the patient and family psychosocial needs on an ongoing basis. The social worker also completes the bereavement risk assessment of the family and provides counseling relative to anticipatory grief issues. Upon completion of the assessment, a psychosocial plan of care is developed with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and the patient/family. It is the role of the social worker to implement and continually revise and reassess this plan relative to the psychosocial and potential bereavement issues of the patient and family.  The social work services provided may include but are not limited to: supportive counseling, problem solving and referrals to community resources, pre-bereavement counseling and support.

Experience and Skills:


  • Has a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a graduate school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSW) in accordance with N.J.S.A 45:15BB-1 et seq. and N.J.A.C 13:44G.
  • Must possess current license as a Social Worker by the New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile in good working condition and have automobile insurance in accordance with New Jersey laws.

Skill(s): Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Visual/hearing ability must be sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are needed.
  • Able to effectively manage stress.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient for writing, keyboarding and telephone operation.
  • Able to work in a variety of settings and conditions in patient’s homes and facilities.                         


  • Understanding of Hospice philosophy, principles of death/dying.
  • Hospice or home care experience desired.
  • Ability to assess patient needs and formulate individualized patient care plans to meet those needs.
  • Ability to work in a field setting and exhibit ability to make sound judgments.
  • Must have effective communication, comprehension, documentation, interpersonal and computer skills.

LSMNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer