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Bereavement Program Coordinator

Talbot Hospice Foundation Incorporated Easton, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Title/Position: Bereavement Coordinator Reports To: Clinical Director Supervises: Bereavement volunteers, support group leaders STATUS: Full Time Exempt Job Summary : Responsible for supervision of the Bereavement Program. Provides planning and oversight and implementation for all functions of the grief support programs and services for 13 months following death of hospice patient (per Hospice Regulations). Ensures programs, memorials and support to hospice families, staff and community. Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for all aspects of the hospice Bereavement Program. Manages and directs all grief support programs and bereavement activities to ensure timely an appropriate services are provided. 2. Plans for Bereavement Program development, expansion and refinement through annual evaluation of services, implementation of new bereavement support programs. 3. 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. 4. Coordinates/completes assessments of clients, families for emotional, spiritual, bereavement needs and develops an individualized plan of care. 4. Maintains bereavement client files. Documents all patient/family contacts and/or bereavement sessions per policies and regulations. Insures family needs are met by referrals to appropriate individual counseling or support groups. 5. Maintains oversight of and reviews bereavement records, logs, mailings to maintain compliance. 6. Develops, provides and directs bereavement services to the community in the form of counseling, presentations, support groups, children’s camp or other activities/programs as needed. Creates annual grief support activities calendar. Assesses need and effectiveness of support groups and develops groups to meet changing need in community. 7. Attends and participates in IDT meetings to assist in developing and updating Plan of Care. Assess for anticipatory grief needs for families, children, caregivers and develops a bereavement plan of care. 8. Works with the school system, crisis programs and Health Department and other agencies to evaluate and provide bereavement services to children. 9. Oversees and develops the Hospice Bereavement Children’s Camp. Responsible for arranging training of staff and volunteers serving at Camp, ensures the support resources in place. Works closely with the Development Department and Clinical 10. Develops and tracks statistical information regarding utilization of services and program outcomes. 11. Facilitates recruitment, supervision, training of volunteers or other bereavement staff to ensure compliance with the bereavement program. 12. Demonstrates community engagement through events and educational presentations, bereavement support, referral services to increase awareness and access to grief support services for the entire community. Involved in activities with Festival of Trees, arranges and plans for the Remembrance Hour, responsible for Children’s Memorial Celebrations and other memorial ceremonies. 13. Provides phone support/services for crisis response in the community. 13. Participates in hospice activities such as inservice education, hospice personnel meetings, and relevant committees. Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities. 14. Responsible for annual review an update of bereavement policies. Job Title/Position: Bereavement Coordinator Position Qualifications Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, Thanatology (MTHAN), Master's of Divinity, or related field required. LCSW/LCSW-C. Master’s in Social Work Preferred. Experience with families/caregivers and patients through death/dying issues an experience with clinical grief counseling. Maryland State Licensure. Minimum 3 years working with counseling, grieving persons or similar experience. Understanding of grief and loss response and experience with counseling individuals and/or in groups regarding loss. Experience working with culturally diverse audiences and able to work with children, families and individuals in all age groups. Excellent written, verbal and oral communication skills and organizational skills to interact with individuals. Excellent problem solving skills and ability to mediate conflict. Other duties as assigned. Employment Type: Full Time

Talbot Hospice Foundation Incorporated


Easton, MD
21601 USA