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The Bereavement Counselor is responsible for the coordination of the hospice bereavement program, in conjunction with the Bereavement Call Specialist, to meet the needs of bereaved families and friends of CarePartners Hospice patients for up to one year following the death of the individual hospice patient. This position provides both clinical and administrative support to bereavement clients and hospice staff and provides a range of communications between hospice staff and bereavement staff. This position provides clinical support for those bereavement clients assessed for elevated risk for complicated bereavement. This position works in collaboration with the Bereavement Call Specialist to coordinate routine services to customers, including but not limited to regular mailings and phone calls. This position provides frontline customer services with bereavement clients, outside professionals and community resources.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Music Therapy, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or equivalent in Theology with Documented experience in grief and loss
Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Social Work, Music Therapy, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or equivalent in Theology with Documented experience in grief and loss
Required Experience: Experience with related population (families, caregivers, patients through death and dying issues). Understanding of grief process and experience with individuals and/or groups regarding loss. Ability to execute a supportive and sensitive approach to patient/family need. Knowledge and commitment to hospice philosophy. Ability to work as a team member, ability to work independently.
Preferred Experience: Two years or more in a bereavement program or community services field
Mission Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic.