Social Worker- MSW

Indiana University Health

Job Description

This position is responsible for interventions with patients who have complex psychosocial needs, require assistance with eligibility determination for social programs and funding sources and qualify for community assistance from a variety of special funds and agencies. This position will be doing home visits for clients. The incumbent offers short term therapeutic counseling and crisis intervention to patients and families with psycho-social needs, and coordinates and facilitates the development of a discharge plan of care for high-risk patient populations which includes accountability for the complex discharge process. Social Workers will receive referrals for individuals from at-risk populations. Social Workers are involved with 100% of some specifically designated patient populations, and may intervene with patients identified as a result of case finding processes.

Job Requirements


This position requires Home visits and works with the Geriatric population

  • Discharge planning experience preferred for acute care settings.
  • Position will require Home visits
  • Requires knowledge of the impact of the disease process and of human behavior to provide psychosocial assessments; short-term therapeutic counseling; and crisis intervention to patients; families; and staff.
  • Requires strong clinical assessment; planning; and goal development skills.
  • Requires knowledge of community resources and entitlement programs.
  • Requires knowledge of state and county adult and child protective legal mandates.
  • Requires knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Requires strong communication skills in giving and receiving information; providing counseling; and developing positive helping relationships with patients and families; physicians; and other members of the health team.
  • Requires active licensure in the state of Indiana as a licensed social worker (LSW)
  • Requires Master's Degree in Social Work.
  • Requires strong counseling skills to help patients and families understand; accept; and follow medical recommendations.

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