Hospice Social Worker (LMSW)

  • Houston Hospice
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Jul 12, 2023
Full time Admin-Clerical

Job Description

Summary: Provides detailed psychosocial assessments and social work support services to patients and families. Assists with aspects of the hospice bereavement program as requested.


  • Provide individual and family counseling to patient/family and/or bereaved persons.
  • Evaluate patient’s/family’s responses to psychosocial interventions and assess need for counseling.
  • Identify the developmental level of patient/family/caregiver and obstacles to learning or ability to participate in care of patient/family questions and issues.
  • Provide bereavement counseling and programs as appropriate to families, and within community as appropriate.
  • Assist hospice care team members in understanding significant psychosocial and emotional factors related to care.
  • Responsible for timely completion of paperwork required to meet State and Federal regulations. Documentation should be accurate and detailed to meet these regulations.
  • Assess environmental resources and obstacles to maintaining safety.
  • Participate in the development and revision of a plan of care, including clinical and progress notes.
  • Provide social services including short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention.
  • Provide information and preparation of advance directives, funeral planning, issues involving transfer of legal and health care responsibility.
  • Identify patient/family needs when discharged or when level of care changes.
  • Help develop and provide education in our local communities as the need is identified and as specific requests are made.
  • Understands and adheres to organizational compliance and privacy regulatory programs.



  • Social Work undergraduate degree from school of social work accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work Education; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Licensed by the State of Texas to practice Social Work.
  • Minimum of one-year experience in health care field necessary. Experience in hospice industry preferred.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to accommodate multi-faith beliefs and cultural backgrounds of patients/families.
  • Ability to function as part of interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to travel to multi-work locations during workday and evening as needed.
  • Must possess reliable, insured vehicle and valid Texas Driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal/State laws regarding hospice licensure.