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  • Bereavement Counselor - Hospice - York Area

    Posted Date 1 week ago(2/11/2019 9:58 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-5389
    Company
    Grane Hospice Care - York
    Location
    US-PA-York
    Category
    Bereavement
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Education Level
    Bachelor's Degree
    Experience Needed
    3-5 years
    Salary Info
    Based on Experience
  • Overview

    Full Time

     

    York Area

     

    Integrated care leader Grane Hospice Care, Inc. is expanding its core interdisciplinary teams, and seeks an experienced, compassionate and dedicated Bereavement Counselor to oversee the organization’s bereavement program. This is an extremely critical role within Grane, providing vital counseling, support and other personalized grief services to patients, families and caregivers dealing with death and dying.

    Responsibilities

    Due to the nature of this role, extreme empathy, patience and flexibility are essential, as are strong communication and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities include:

    • Planning, managing and maintaining the Grane bereavement program, under the supervision of the Director of Chaplain & Bereavement Services
    • Coordinating the assessment and delivery of grief counseling for patients, families and caregivers, including one-on-one services, group sessions and follow ups
    • Overseeing strategic planning for the growth and further development of the bereavement program, including ongoing expansion, refinement and additional support services
    • Providing direct bereavement support (e.g. one-on-one counseling, group sessions, outside referrals) to hospice personnel coping with work-related grief
    • Providing bereavement information and referral services to callers from the community, and expand/maintain the community resource list, as needed
    • Participating in relevant activities such as in-service education, personnel meetings and committees as requested

    Qualifications

    • Ideal candidates will have experience at least 3 years of experience as a Bereavement Counselor and 1 year of experience in hospice
    • This position requires working with patients, families and caregivers on death/dying issues, and a strong working knowledge of and commitment to hospice philosophy
    •  An understanding of grief response and experience counseling individuals privately and in groups is also essential to success in this position.
    • Valid driver’s license and reliable mode of transportation is required – this position involving traveling to visit patients and families in both their home and facility settings

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