Home Health Care Social Worker - PRN - Buffalo County (Masters Required)

Location US-NE-Kearney
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/22/2021 2:14 PM)
Work Hours
As needed, flexible


TABITHA’S PURPOSE:  We empower people to live joyfully, age gratefully.


POSITION SUMMARY:                                      

The Home Health Care Social Worker is responsible for providing direct social services to Seniors/residents/clients (hereinafter, “Seniors/clients”) and family members to ensure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the Senior/client are met or maintained.  This position is responsible for needs assessment, care planning, problem solving, discharge planning, Senior/client advocacy, and documentation completion per state and federal guidelines.  The Home Health Care Social Worker embraces all components of the job, fostering an environment that allows Tabitha to provide optimum care to Tabitha’s Seniors/clients.  This TEAMember strives to uphold Tabitha’s LIVE2Care Culture and actively embraces Tabitha’s Core Values.   As a result, the TEAMember supports Tabitha goals related to dignity, respect, independence, competence, autonomy, personal comfort, safety and security of Seniors/clients.   In addition, the TEAMember contributes to the success of Tabitha through ongoing collaboration with, TEAMembers, management, volunteers and others in the organization.



  • Implements the social service program to meet medical, emotional, social, financial, or spiritual needs of Seniors/clients and families.
  • Provides direct social work services to Home Health Care Seniors/clients, as assigned.
  • Completes assessments and documentation as required by state/federal regulatory requirements, as well as department policy.
  • Coordinates care with other Tabitha services serving the same Seniors/clients.
  • Maintains knowledge of and adheres to established organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Organizes and prioritizes work to complete responsibilities according to plan and within established time frames.
  • Participates in organizational and developmental goals and performance improvement activities.
  • Maintains a positive outlook toward employer, work responsibilities, and customers.
  • Acts as a representative of Tabitha at all times, demonstrating professionalism in dress and appearance, courtesy, poise, attitude, interactions.
  • Assures reports of broken and malfunctioning equipment are made in a timely manner.
  • Follows disaster plans and uses strength and agility during participation in preparedness drills and actual emergencies. Maintains a safe work environment.
  • Completes required training and in-services promptly. Demonstrates understanding of the course content and implements training in daily activities.
  • Makes good decisions that contribute to the well-being of Seniors/clients and the success of the department.
  • Performs work duties within the assigned work environment related to the position, as assigned by Tabitha, regardless of TEAMember preference.
  • Participates in meetings and in-services on both department and company levels.
  • Maintains courteous relationship with supervisors, TEAMembers, Seniors/clients, family members, loved ones, TEAMembers of other departments and volunteers, providing support and assistance to TEAMembers to assure quality Senior/client care. Volunteers to assist others and seeks opportunities to serve Seniors/clients/loved ones/TEAMembers/Tabitha.
  • Maintains a good record of attendance and punctuality as defined by Tabitha’s policy pertaining to attendance and punctuality. Records all time worked accurately and consistently using the timekeeping method provided by Tabitha.
  • Complies with Tabitha policies and procedures as published by Tabitha and which may be modified at Tabitha’s discretion. Contributes to quality assurance and performance improvement activities by identifying instances of non-compliance and taking appropriate action, including reporting violations of Tabitha policy or regulations as appropriate.
  • Acts with integrity and in the best interest of Tabitha. Business relationships are conducted in the best interest of Tabitha, free of gifts, cash inducements, gratuities, favors, or other perceived improper inducements.



Core Values
As a member of the Tabitha team, I will…



…extend unwavering Christian compassion



…build relationships rooted in love, because love matters



…identify, clarify and anticipate needs to exceed expectations



…create an atmosphere of teamwork



…nurture an environment of innovation and growth



…demonstrate confidence, boldness and determination



…devote our time, talent and treasures



…recognize and encourage all accomplishments big and small


COMMUNICATION:  Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language as well as terminology and jargon specific to the job. Sufficient fluency to be able to understand and follow written and verbal instructions, provide instructions to others, read and understand policies, procedures or other similar documentation, interact successfully with Seniors/clients/caregivers, hold a conversation, conduct or participate in meetings, compose professional e-mails or other written communication, prepare legible, accurate and thorough documentation as required by the job and effectively interact with TEAMembers, customers, vendors, volunteers, managers and family members.  Ability to recognize and interpret non-verbal cues.  Ability to respond calmly and clearly to emergencies and emotional situations. 


WORKSITE CONDITIONS: Sometimes works indoors in a facility maintained by Tabitha that will typically be in good repair, clean, well ventilated and well lit.  Frequently works in Senior/client homes which will vary significantly as far as their state of repair.  Frequent exposure to dust, tobacco smoke, pets, insects, vermin, heat/steam (in bathrooms), disinfectants, allergens, infectious waste, communicable diseases, bodily fluids, blood borne pathogens, cleaning products, and personal care products.  Extensive driving between Home Health Care office and Senior/client homes.  Frequent exposure to road hazards, extremes in temperature, sun, wind, snow, ice, rain, various driving conditions which are subject to change without notice, unpaved roads, ice and snow covered sidewalks/steps/porches, houses that are too warm or too cold, houses that are not maintained in a sanitary condition, noise from Senior/client televisions/radios, phones.  Frequent interruptions and changes in priorities based on needs of Seniors/clients. Occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals.  Frequent interaction with Seniors/clients, TEAMembers, visitors, representatives of government agencies, etc. under all conditions and circumstances.  This will include exposure to Seniors/clients, family members and TEAMembers who may experience extremes in emotions.  Seniors/clients, in particular, may become agitated or combative.  Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when assigned.  Is subject to extended hours or callback during emergency conditions or based upon needs of the organization.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to drive vehicle from place to place, gain access to each Senior/client home and then safely perform the duties of the job while utilizing standard and specialized equipment, including but not limited to the equipment described below.  Physical stamina with the ability to perform duties while moving about one or more Senior/client homes for the entire shift with few opportunities to sit down and with little, or no, break between tasks.  Ability to move about the work area.  Ability to work at a computer for hours at a time.  Frequent periods of intense activity, but rare need for physical strength or physical exertion. Must have the ability to spot errors or to sense when data output contains an error.  Vision and hearing within normal limits (with or without correction).  Must have unrestricted lift/push/pull ability and pass a 25 - pound physical exam demonstrating strength and agility prior to employment and at Tabitha’s discretion.       


EQUIPMENT USAGE:   Standard and specialized equipment including laptop, PC, tablet, photocopier, scanner, fax machine, and telephone. 


AGE REQUIREMENT:   At least age 18.


EDUCATION: Graduate Masters from an accredited school of social work, required.


EXPERIENCE:  One year of clinical experience appropriate to the counseling and case work needs of the medically ill required.  Home Health Care, Nursing Home or Hospice experience preferred.


CREDENTIALS:  Valid Nebraska Driver’s license (unless otherwise allowed by law) and a good driving record required.  Must possess auto insurance at or above Nebraska statutory requirements.  Must maintain current licensure or certification, as appropriate. 




Tabitha Health Care Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  This policy applies to all employment practices and decisions including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, and the termination of employment. 

 Furthermore, Tabitha Health Care Services will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety, and/or health risk.  Please contact Tabitha Health Care Services Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.

 As a government contractor, the organization has adopted written Affirmative Action Plans for women and minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. These plans will be revised on an annual basis. Tabitha Health Care Services is committed to making a good-faith effort toward achieving the objectives of the Plans. Any employee who would like to review the Plans may do so by scheduling an appointment with the Human Resources Department during normal business hours.


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