Assisi Hospice

Senior Medical Social Worker

Reporting to the Manager, you play a critical role in the care of our patients.  You will provide psycho-social support services for patients and their families, including psychosocial and financial assessment, casework, counselling and home-visits and work closely with other multi-disciplinary professionals.


  • Provide and facilitate socio-economic evaluations to help patients and their families address practical concerns, such as financial matters, which are often an issue at the end of life
  • On-going individual and family counselling through face-to-face sessions or home visitations in order to help navigate the personal and ethical dilemma, cultural conflict and issue relating to religion, spirituality and the meaning of life
  • Work with the broader community which includes educational, religious, and social service organizations so that patients and their families can achieve optimal end of life goals
  • Engage families’ involvement and encourages their visits, as well as prepares patients / families for the end-of-life stage and managing the life closure and the dying process
  • Attend Interdisciplinary Patient Care Conferences with medical, nursing, allied health teams to discuss plans for total management of the patient
  • Counsel patients and their family members on financial and discharge care plans
  • Perform field work involving visiting patients in hospital wards and other social agencies to help patients alleviate or resolve their medico-social problems
  • Prepare social and other related reports for management and other related institutions / agencies
  • Present cases for discussion and engages actively on formal platforms such as departmental or inter-departmental meetings for the purpose of sharing, reviewing and clarifying of atypical, difficult issues
  • Undertake highly complex case arrangement
  • Document all social interventions for record, within the expected time frame set by the department
  • Provide formal clinical supervision and provides expert opinion when consulted


  • Degree in Social Work and / or Master in Counselling preferably
  • Registered with the Singapore Association of Social Workers for Social Workers or Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in a healthcare environment preferably
  • Bilingual and ability to communicate in local dialects preferably
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of legislative policy and practice/research issue in the field of palliative care