Hospice Spiritual Care and Bereavement Coordinator

Position Type Part time
Hours Per Week 32 hrs
Education Level Masters Degree
Years Of Experience 2-3
Position Status Now Hiring!
Location Attleboro, MA

Job Responsibilities

Coordinates spiritual care services that are consistent with client/family beliefs and desires for service and coordinates all bereavement activities sponsored by the Hospice Program.

Job Requirements

  • Assures spiritual care needs of clients and families
  • Coordinates spiritual care as desired by clients/families
  • Participates in the Interdisciplinary Team meetings
  • Interprets hospice philosophy and care to clergy and other pastor caregivers in the local community
  • Completes all required documentation within the prescribed time frame
  • Positively contributes to all phases of the Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. Contributions may include; identification of problem areas; recommendations to address problem areas; data collection; attendance at periodic QAPI
    meetings or participation in performance improvement projects
  • Demonstrates a desire to set and meet objectives and to find increasingly efficient ways to perform tasks.
  • Completes an initial bereavement assessment for every client/family upon admission to Hospice
  • Participates in the development and evaluation of the Plan of Care with the physician and other members of the Interdisciplinary Team
  • Addresses the client/family’s bereavement needs at the Interdisciplinary Team meetings
  • Develops and implements a bereavement POC following the client’s death, including written outreach and/or bereavement visits or telephone calls
  • Provides bereavement services for 13 months following the client’s death
  • Participates in the Volunteer Training Program with emphasis on the role of the volunteer during the bereavement period
  • Coordinates the Children’s Grief Education Programs
  • Coordinates and facilitates the Adult Support Program
  • Provides the Grief Education Series for adults
  • Coordinates the annual Memorial Service of Remembrance
    Completes work, care and documentation with accuracy and within Agency time frames
  • Requires minimal supervision and is self-directed
  • Other essential duties as identified and assigned

Job Qualifications

• Experienced in spiritual/pastoral counseling
• Interfaith approach to spiritual care
• Master’s Degree in pastoral counseling, social work or related field desired
• Experience in the area of grief and loss