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Social Worker (MSW) - Full-time

Aberdeen, South Dakota
13 Sep 2023

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Award Winning Health Care:  Avera has been named among the nation's 15 Top Health Systems, Forbes list of America's Best-in-State Employers and Level 10 Most Wired Health Care Organization by CHIME.

Culture:  Be part of a multidisciplinary team built on teamwork, with compassion and the goal of Moving Health Forward for you and our patients. Work where you matter.

You Belong at Avera:  Competitive pay, front-loaded PTO and options for free health insurance, sign-on bonuses, various shifts to fit your lifestyle and opportunities for career growth.


Exciting opportunity to join the Avera St. Luke's team as a Social Worker (MSW) on the Medical/Surgical floor!

Avera St. Luke's Named Top 20 Rural Community Hospital  


Position Highlights:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) available on Day 1!
  • Options for Free Health Insurance!
  • Competitive wages with regular increases and benefits.
  • Job Satisfaction: Each day you will positively impact each patient you serve.
  • Career Growth opportunities with the largest employer in South Dakota.

Job Summary

  • The social worker is accountable for providing medical social casework to a wide array of patients ranging from newborns to geriatrics.
  • The main focus of the social worker is to assist in meeting the psychosocial/continuum of care needs of the patient and family to ensure optimum functioning.
  • In addition to direct care services, the social worker shall have duties of consultation, education, policy and program planning, performance improvement tasks, advocacy and liaison with the community.
  • Each social worker has a home department(s) they primarily work out of but will also be cross trained to other areas to assist colleagues as needed.
  • Regulations require an MSW on the Behavioral Health and Kidney Dialysis units.
  • In other units, the MSW would be expected to assist the BSW with managing high risk or problem prone referrals.

Education and/or Experience

  • Master's Degree in social work required from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Healthcare social work experience is preferred but not required.
  • 1-2 years' experience is preferred.


  • Current license to practice in the State of South Dakota at the LCSW level.
  • QMHP preferred

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday; 80 hours every 2 weeks
    • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Call time every 4 th weekend


The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

  • $26.25 - $39.50 per hour


What Makes Avera Special?

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  • Job Reference: 1112563317-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Avera St Luke's Hospital
  • Location: Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical