Oncology Social Worker - Bilingual Spanish
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New Jersey - Paramus, NJ
Position Overview

Oncology Social Worker -Bilingual Spanish

New Jersey Regional Office

*Due to COVID-19, this position will be hybrid (remote and in-person)


CancerCare's New Jersey Regional Office location seeks a full-time Social Worker to be responsible for delivering CancerCare's free services to people whose lives are affected by cancer. The position is full-time, Monday through Friday, 2 days at 11 AM - 7 PM and 3 days at 9 AM - 5 PM.


The Bilingual Oncology Social Worker will be responsible for:


  • Providing individual counseling (in-person, via zoom and/or telephone), as well as support groups (in-person, via zoom, telephone, and/or message board in English and Spanish;
  • Providing case management via telephone to people with cancer and caregivers in English and Spanish;
  • Providing immediate assistance and support to cancer patients, caregivers, and/or those who are bereaved by contacting CancerCare via a national toll-free Hopeline;
  • Addressing client needs by conducting a brief assessment to determine how the client is coping with cancer;
  • Participating in local presentations, workshops, health fairs, fundraising, and community events;
  • Upholding the CancerCare brand and philosophy;
  • Demonstrating a commitment and passion for the organization's mission and goals.


*Due to COVID-19, face-to-face services will be done hybrid (remote and in-person)

Requirements, Education and Skills
  • Bilingual Spanish Required (oral and written).
  • Qualified applicants must have a Masters's Degree in Social Work and a Licensed Master of Social Work credential in New Jersey;
  • A background in health, hospice, or mental health settings delivering intervention to clients coping with chronic and acute life-threatening illness as well as with the bereaved is required. Knowledge of medical and psychosocial aspects of cancer is preferred.
  • A willingness to work with clients who are experiencing stress and trauma in their lives as a result of coping with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
  • Excellent communication in English and Spanish (both oral and written), highly organized with strong analytical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to write quickly, clearly and compellingly;


This job posting provides a general list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required for this position. It does not represent a contract for employment and CancerCare reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without notice.


CancerCare provides an attractive benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, standard holidays, and commuter benefits


CancerCare is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status or any other protected characteristic as established under law. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our staff and clients.


Vaccine Requirements


All CancerCare staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccine status must be provided before employment. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis, to the extent required by law.