Hebrew SeniorLife

Social Worker

Job ID
Social Services


This is a part-time, 24 hour position reporting to the Social Services Leader. The Social Worker provides services to patients of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center that include individual therapy and family support. The Social Worker will be an integral part of the floor team and will collaborate with the Social Service Leader to identify patient and family priorities and identify specific plans of care. The Social Worker will also support staff as needed when managing challenging situations so to benefit patient care. The Social Worker will support culture change initiatives and work closely with the floor teams to create a home like environment.


  • Develop helpful and trusting relationships with patients, families and staff.
  • Use creative problem-solving to meet the needs of others.
  • Act as an advocate on behalf of patients as needed or appropriate.
  • Communicates with patients/families/visitors/staff in a manner that conveys respect, caring and sensitivity.
  • Responsible for communicating and responding to issues and problems within a timely and efficient manner.
  • Responds to patients in all situations with a calm, sensitive and supportive approach.
  • Works as a member of the team by pro-actively working to meet the needs of the patients.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Meets all requirements as outlined by regulatory and licensure standards.
  • Collaborate with admissions department and interdisciplinary team to ensure positive admission.
  • Assist and support the patient and family with admission to long term chronic care hospital and ongoing adjustment issues.
  • Provide patient/family with information regarding patients’ rights and HRC Respect Policy.
  • Provide education regarding advanced directives.
  • When necessary, advise patient/family on issues relating to Health Care Proxy and/or Guardianship.
  • Complete Social Service assessment and other required documentation in a concise, clear and timely manner.
  • Complete Social Service section of MDS.
  • Provide patient/family with education and support regarding aging, illness, coping and loss.
  • Provide interventions and consultations as needed.
  • Advocate for patients and families within organization and community.
  • Provide clinical consulting to staff inter/intra departmentally.
  • Participate in care coordination meetings
  • Lead family meetings and collaborate in the planning of care for patients.
  • Co-lead community meetings for patients.
  • Establish, maintain and facilitate monthly patient and caregiver’s support groups. Collaborate extensively with floor team members and other center departments, including for example, Life Enhancement and Spiritual Care services.
  • Act as a community liaison to support Culture Change, and participate in Culture Change Committee meetings.
  • Represent social work on facility committees as needed.
  • Attend all regularly scheduled staff and committee meetings.
  • Attend Center-wide activities such as Life Enhancement CPE, Spiritual Care services, and Volunteer Services events.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • May participate in the training/supervision of social work interns.
  • Support patient/family with end of life care and decision making. Assist with palliative care, hospice and funeral arrangements as needed.
  • Arrange for ancillary services, e.g. transportation, clothing, supportive aids.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or as responsibilities needed.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work.
  • Current Massachusetts LCSW license required.
  • Minimum of 2 years social work experience.
  • Must have experience working with families.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and autonomous in managing workload.
  • Proficient in the use of pertinent computer software/systems.
  • Ability to manage prolonged, extensive or considerable standing or walking.
  • Ability to manage some transporting of patients and moving of equipment (e.g., wheelchair).
  • Ability to manage some stooping, bending and crouching.


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