Hospice Bereavement Counselor / Chaplain
Michigan Premier Hospice, a CorsoCare Company
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The Hospice Bereavement Counselor / Chaplain provides spiritual and emotional care to terminally ill patients and their families as well as grief support to the family after the death of the patient. Ability to work with people of various religious faiths and cultures. Responsible for developing bereavement programs and overseeing current programs, including social activities and workshops.
- Bachelor's Degree in ministry, counseling, social work preferred.
- Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training preferred.
- Certification required (i.e., APC, NACC, AAPC, NAJC, HCMA or NAVAC)
- Two (2) years or equivalent full time experience in bereavement counseling within the last three (3) years.
- Valid state driver’s license and reliable automobile, current automobile insurance and be willing to operate personal car necessitated by nature of job.
- Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing..
- Additional languages preferred
- The Hospice Bereavement Counselor / Chaplain demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:
- Performs spiritual assessment on all Hospice patients.
- Acts as liaison between Hospice and the spiritual community.
- Responds to the mental, spiritual, social and emotional needs of terminally ill patients and their families.
- Provides non denominational spiritual counseling per patient and/or family request.
- Functions well as part of the interdisciplinary group.
- Provides emotional support through discussion of spiritual and/or existential issues.
- Assists family in understanding the grief process.
- The Hospice Bereavement Counselor / Chaplain gives referrals to family for community grief support groups.
- Allows patient and family to voice their concerns, fears and feelings.
- Responsive to patient’s desires and condition.
- Addresses and supports cultural practices, as long as such practices do not harm others.
- Supports a culture of safety and quality.
- May perform specific religious duties related to the faith in which he/she is ordained, i.e., administration of last rites.
- Understands Hospice philosophy and issues of death and dying.