Medical Social Worker II at Methodist Welfare Services Hide Job Information

Job FunctionCase Management
Reference NumberMWS/221
Advertised6 months ago
Experience Required2 to 5 years
Minimum QualificationPost-Graduate Diploma
Job description

Job purpose

The Medical Social Worker works closely with Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) on referrals from hospitals and government-linked agencies and other relevant stakeholders to support aging in place for patients and their families in the community. The incumbent is responsible to support a coordinated approach with multi-disciplinary stakeholders to regularly review bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects to ensure holistic care.

Duties and responsibilities

· To provide psychosocial and financial assessment, coordinated case management and interventions to enable the patient/client to function optimally in the home environment and community at large

· Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings in developing individualised care plans and facilitate family conferences for patients/clients and family members together with members of the multi-disciplinary team for facilitation of effective communication

· Assess caregiver stress and burden and provide supportive platforms and initiatives for caregivers

· Assessment of risk and to intervene in a timely manner

· Information and referral services for patients and family members as deemed necessary for patient/client’s optimal functioning in the community with relevant resources

· Undertake projects and any other duties as assigned by Reporting Officer or Head of Centre/Centre Manager

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor/Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work
  • Preferably a registered Social Worker with the Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW)

Working conditions

  • Any deployment as designated within MWS Integrated Resource Group Social Work - Community Eldercare Services
  • Office hours. Monday to Fridays. May be required to extend beyond office hours or on weekends if required.

Physical requirements

  • Physically fit and able to meet the requirements of the role

Core competencies

  • Good team player with positive attitude, caring and compassionate individual
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to communicate people at all levels such as patient’s families, government agencies and other professionals
  • A quality service mind-set
  • Preferably with at least 2 years of relevant working experience in a healthcare or eldercare setting

Technical Competencies

  • Basic computer knowledge, familiar with MS Office tools and Internet
  • Familiarity with dialects will be an advantage
  • Advance Care Planning facilitator would be an advantage
  • Inclination towards palliative care and/or community case management will be an advantage
  • Ability to speak and write effectively in English.

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