Lifetime Care Social Worker Pediatric Palliative Care - Part-time 25 hrs/wk. in Rochester, New York


SUMMARY: Responsible for the delivery of Pediatric Palliative Care Case Management Services to identified CompassionNet patients (families with a child with a potentially life-threatening illness). Will coordinate psychosocial support and counseling to referred patients and will facilitate financial and long-term care planning as needed. The case manager is responsible for communicating with the health care team and documenting all care activities.

Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Participates in community outreach/education regarding program and eligibility.
  • Responsible for referral intake, screening and admission to the program.
  • Documents all communication/interventions with all program participants and potential participants.
  • Assesses ongoing needs of participating children and families (Quarterly) and document such.
  • Case conferences with all involved team members to assure coordination of services.
  • Advocate on behalf of the child and family to assure their wishes are being respected and communicates to team members.
  • Accesses/refers/purchases services needed to improve the quality of life of the child and to maintain the stability of the family unit as determined by the child/family/team.
  • Documents expenses of all interventions outside the benefit and report monthly.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with community providers.
  • Provides emotional/educational/informational support to the child and family unit.
  • Understands and promotes the integration of palliative care with pediatric acute care and community-based care.
  • Creatively addresses the needs of children and families working with administration to fill gaps in service.
  • Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies’ mission and values and adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • Performs other functions as assigned by management.


  • LMSW required with a minimum of 3 years pediatric experience..
  • Must have ability to travel.
  • Demonstrates strong communication (both written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Basic computer skills are necessary, including but not limited to the ability to navigate on a personal computer within a Windows based operating environment; the ability to access and create basic e-mail messages; and the ability to open, edit, and save basic electronic documents if necessary.
  • With training provided, must demonstrate the ability to learn and utilize new systems, computer applications and operating environments as necessary.

Physical Requirements: In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Requisition Number: 16-0366

Post Date: 7/10/2016

Title: Social Worker Pediatric Palliative Care - Part-time 25 hrs/wk.

Job Type: Part Time

City: Rochester

State: NY