IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a healthcare setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients you treat.You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it. You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare.Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. Join us!Summary: The Homecare Social Worker is responsible as a member of the interdisciplinary team for the provision of psychosocial assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families consistent with the Kindred at Home policies and procedures. The Homecare Social Worker is responsible for identifying patient/family psychosocial needs and for providing supportive care and appropriate services in accordance with the attending physicians orders and the interdisciplinary team plan of care. The Homecare Social Worker completes initial and ongoing psychosocial assessments, direct casework and counseling services of patient/family/caregiver accurately, timely, and in a caring fashion. The Homecare Social Worker initiates communication with other team members and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family. The Homecare Social Worker works collaboratively as a member of the interdisciplinary team The Homecare Social Worker assists patient and family/caregivers in meeting their needs to maintain independence at home, find appropriate alternate living or caregiver arrangements, and/or provide additional support to patient and family/caregiver during changes in levels of care. The Homecare Social Worker obtains data on physical, psychosocial, social, spiritual, cultural and financial factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporates that data into the plan of care. The Homecare Social Worker communicates updates, changes and information to family at least weekly. The Homecare Social Worker provides support to primary caregivers, volunteers and employed caregivers to assist in their ability to provide care to the patient as indicated. The Homecare Social Worker shares in providing 24-hour, seven-day-a-week coverage to patients/families when necessary. The Homecare Social Worker maintains current licensure certification and continuing education requirements for position, as applicable.