Hospice Bereavement CoordinatorJob Location: Mystic, CT Apply Via Application Submit Resume and Cover Letter
Hospice Bereavement Coordinator
Masonicare Home Health & Hospice - Mystic, CT
Part Time - 32hrs/wk
POSITION SCOPE: The Hospice Bereavement Coordinator renders to bereaved families such services, which promote the resolution of personal, social and financial problems, which might interfere with the optimum resolution of grief.
- Provides psychosocial assessment for grieving and soon to be bereaved families referred for service.
- Provides grief counseling.Refers families to appropriate community agencies based on consultation and/or coordination with other related services.
- With input from the hospice team and family members, completes bereavement assessment and develops treatment plan for appropriate intervention for adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal Hospice patient/families that will continue into the bereavement period.
- Coordinates and confers with the other team members on a regular basis on adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal client progress and changes in the plan of care.Participates in regular conferences with team members and supervisors.Reviews reports prepared by any team member involved in bereavement contacts.
- Prepares clinical and progress notes on contacts made with adult, geriatric, pediatric, and neonatal patients/families.
- Collaborates with management to better educate the community at large about the bereavement process and to raise the level of awareness of the communal obligation to those bereaved.
- Recruits, trains and supervises bereavement team members.
- Participates in in-service programs for volunteers and staff.
- Available to provide on-call counseling support after hours.
- Communicates effectively and tactfully with clients, recognizing their age, cultural diversity, needs, abilities and physical condition.
- Can be depended upon to report to work on-time, use time off appropriately, and complete annual education & medical requirements.
- Performs other duties such as proposing and developing research projects related to the impact of grief as required.
- Formal education in health/human services with relevant experience.
- Bachelor's Degree or certification in related field required.
- Experience with oversight of volunteers in health field setting.
- Experience or education in grief or loss counseling.
- Maintains current Drivers’ License and auto insurance.
- Possess’ reliable transportation (Exception: Employees who utilize public transportation—Supervisory approval required).
- Demonstrates organizational, written, and verbal skills.
- Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of grief process and bereavement and ability to apply this knowledge with volunteers in health field setting.