Community Social Worker
Job Details
Inpatient Center - Johnson Creek, WI
Full Time

Rainbow Hospice Care is currently accepting applications for a Community Social Worker. This will be a salaried position that will work 32-40 hours a week.


Purpose of the Position: The Community Social Worker assists patients and families in adjustment to chronic illness. This person helps in resolving personal, social, financial, environmental, and spiritual needs that occur with chronic illness.


Essential Duties:

  • Develops, coordinates, and leads the Community Health Ministry program.
  • Manages the psychosocial needs of community care patients, including YFIA and the Community Health Ministry Programs.
  • Admits and interviews all new Your Friends In Action (YFIA) clients to determine SODH needs.
  • Provides guidance to referral sources and patients and families about the benefits of YFIA and Community Health Ministry programs via phone, in-person meetings, community education, and Lunch & Learn sessions.
  • Communicates, listens to, and acts as a support person to patient and families.
  • Makes appropriate community referrals as indicated including across programs.
  • Holds monthly educational and support meetings for congregational nurses.
  • Provides in person and telephonic visits with clients and parishioners to implement the plan of care to meet established goals.
  • Works with Fort HealthCare on developing an online, digital resource tool as needed.
  • Provides education and assists with completion of Advance Directives for YFIA clients and parishioners, patients and community members as needed.
  • Develop relationships with the health care community to better serve underserved populations.
  • Maintains statistics and data collection to support program success and obtain actionable data.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Presents self in a professional manner at all times.
  • Inspires a culture of trust and team spirit, acts with integrity and demonstrates good work ethics including good attendance and punctuality.
  • Inspires a culture of leadership and learning.
  • Directs and promptly applies problem-solving techniques in resolving issues.
  • Drives to and from patients homes and to meetings at other locations as necessary.
  • Able to maintain healthy boundaries.
  • Must be self-directed and be able to maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Tactful and courteous contact and communication with others.

Professional Qualifications

  • Social Work or other comparable degree required.
  • Valid Wisconsin drivers license is required and must be maintained.
  • Valid current auto insurance is required and must be maintained.
  • Minimum of 3 years of public health, home health or hospice experience preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of palliative and hospice care, some medical terminology, and a basic understanding of emotion and feelings related to death and dying preferred.