• Bereavement Coordinator

    Job Locations US-OH-Akron
    Job ID
    2018-2079
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinical
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    The Bereavement Coordinator is responsible to plan, implement, and maintain a bereavement program to meet the needs of families/caregivers from Guardian Angel Home Care/Hospice Division for 13 months following the death of the individual hospice patient.

     

     

    Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

     

    1. Coordinates the assessment and delivery of grief counseling needs and services (one-to-one, groups and ongoing follow-up) to ensure timely and appropriate services are provided to family/caregivers.

     

    1. Plans for Bereavement Program development, expansion and refinement through annual evaluation of services.

     

    1. Provides bereavement support to hospice personnel coping with work related grief through one-to-one counseling, supervision of interns providing one-to-one counseling, and referral to community resources.

     

    1. Provides bereavement information and referral services to callers from the community.  Expands and maintains community resource list as needed.

     

    1. Assists as needed in evaluating and planning services to meet hospice personnel support needs (i.e. yearly retreats, weekly support groups).

     

    1. Functions independently, but seeks and accepts guidance from other members of the interdisciplinary group, or from member of the community.

     

    1. Participates in hospice activities such as in-service education, hospice personnel meetings, and relevant committees.

     

    1. Advances professional knowledge and skills.

     

    1. Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

     

    1. Accepts and performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.

     

    Position Qualifications:

     

    1. Bachelor’s degree of equivalent theological degree from college or university. Experience with families/caregivers and patients through death/dying issues-or-Master’s degree in Social work with qualifications of experienced clinical grief counseling.

     

    1. Ability to work as a team member.

     

    1. Knowledge and commitment to hospice philosophy.

     

    1. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.

     

    1. Understanding of grief responses and experience with counseling individuals and/or in groups regarding loss.

     

     

     

    Responsibilities

     

    Organization personnel are expected to participate in appropriate continuing educations as may be requested and/or required by their immediate supervisor.  In addition, organization personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other education activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities.  All personnel must attend mandatory educational programs.

     

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