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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 Essex County.
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.