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SOCIAL WORKER, Full Time Position

  • Date: 07/30/2019
  • Hospital: Perry Memorial Hospital
  • Address: 530 Park Avenue East, Princeton, IL 61356
  • Contact Information:

    Jillian Nordstrom, SR. HR Generalist
    jnordstrom@perrymemorial.org
    815-876-2114

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  • Position Summary:

    Job Summary:  Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare. Provide direct casework as assigned to patients and their families. Serve as a resource to assist hospital staff and community members in meeting patient’s psychosocial needs.

    Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited school on Social Work Education; experience in health care/hospital setting preferred; experience with geriatric patients; current and valid license as a Social Worker in Illinois.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Active listening and social perceptiveness; critical thinking and problem solving; good interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently with good organizational skills; ability to understand oral/written instructions; understanding of medical terminology and basic computer skills; ability to use proper body mechanics when lifting, pushing and pulling; motor coordination to work with equipment.