Senior Social Worker Palliative Care, North East

Temporary // Drogheda, Co. LouthSalary: €0.00 - €0.00


Senior Social Worker Palliative Care Service, Co Louth

Senior Medical Social Worker required for Specialist Palliative Care Services, Co. Louth. Excellent opportunity, apply now.

The Social Worker will be responsible for providing a medical social work services for clients of the specialist palliative care service. This will include assessment, crisis intervention, counselling, family work, discharge planning with other team members, and helping patients and families access health, social and welfare entitlements in the community.

You will work closely with other team members in responding to the social and emotional impact of terminal illness and hospitalisation on patients and their families. This will extend to bereavement follow up where appropriate.

We are interested in speaking with social workers with experience in the following areas:
Patient & family support
Psychological assessment
Discharge planning
Linking in with external agencies
Knowledge of working with the Nursing Home Support / Fair Deal Scheme

The Candidate:
A recognised qualification as a Social Worker and registration with CORU
A minimum  of 3 years post graduate experience, ideally with experience working in a similar setting

Experience working wiht grief, loss and end of life
Previous experience in a medical setting or working with a multi-disciplinary team will be considered.

Flexibility in work practice

A full drivers licence and access to a car is required.

For further information, please forward your CV to or call Brian in confidence on 01 482 5352

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