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Good Shepherd Community Care Per Diem Social Worker in Newton, Massachusetts

Per Diem Social Worker

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Job Location

Main Office - Newton, MA

Recently named by the Boston Globe as one of theTop Places to Work in Massachusetts, our community based, mission-driven hospice and palliative care organization seeks a per diem social worker to join its expanding clinical team. Travel is required for this position.  Care is provided in patient’s private homes and residential facilities throughout Greater Boston and parts of Metrowest. Looking to fill weekday and weekend shifts.


Job Responsibilities :

The per diem social worker participates as a member of the Good Shepherd interdisciplinary team and provides social services including short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, assistance in providing information and preparation of advanced directives, and assistance with funeral planning issues and issues related to transfer of responsibilities regarding fiscal, legal and health care decisions. Both weekend and weekday per diem social work positions are available. 


Education, Skills and Experience :

  • MSW or BSW, licensed in Massachusetts

  • Experience in individual and family counseling.

  • Experience with people with terminal illnesses in a hospice setting is preferred. 


    Good Shepherd Benefits Package offers:  

  • Competitive rate 

  • Earned Sick Time 

  • 403(b) with company match eligibility 

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Partnership with Regis College for reduced tuition rates  

    About Us :

    Good Shepherd Community Care is one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Founded as Hospice of the Good Shepherd in 1978, we are the original Massachusetts hospice. After decades of caring for our community, we continue to remain an independent, not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization. Please note that Good Shepherd Community Care requires vaccination for Covid-19 as a condition of employment. We believe in the importance of mutual respect and acceptance and values diversity in our patients, families and caregivers, employees, volunteers, community, and partner organizations. We are committed to these values and honor the dignity of each individual through the care, support and education we provide.  Our team members benefit from a collaborative work environment in a welcoming office, easily accessible to I-95, with on-site parking in Newton.