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Newsletter Article | Apr 28, 2014

MARYLAND-Bereavement Counselor

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Bereavement Counselor - LCSW/LPC

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1.0 FTE

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Monday-Friday 8:30a-5:00p








Capital Caring, 1 of the top 10 not-for-profit hospices in the nation, seeks a full time Bereavement Counselor to join our Largo, MD team. This is an extraordinary opportunity to care for patients and families facing life-limiting illness.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Grief and Bereavement Counselor provides care to families, children, significant others, and the community at large who are dealing with issues of grief and loss. Grief and Bereavement staff make visits to the patient/family prior to death and are available to family during the bereavement period.

Responsibilities Include:

1. Takes an active leadership role in development of the IDT/G bereavement plan of care which is developed based on an assessment of the patient/family needs at the time of admission and during the provision of hospice care and when the patient dies, and includes:

a) Patient/family grief and/or loss issues

b) Survivor needs

c) Social, spiritual and cultural issues

d) Services to be provided

e) Referrals to be made

f) Grief risk factors

g) Potential for pathological grief reactions

h) Individual counseling, support groups, letters and cards.

2. Responsible for facilitating coordinating bereavement groups within all geographic areas served by Capital Caring. Coordinates with Family Services Administrative Coordinator.

3. Participates in the provision of support and supervision to intern program. (Social Work and Professional Counseling).

4. Participates in the QUAPI program and hospice sponsored in-service training.

5. Offers bereavement support to residents and staff of area Long-Term Care facilities (SNF/INF or ICF/IMR when appropriate and identified in the bereavement plan of care.

6. Provides clinical grief and loss services (assessment, counseling, and referral) to grieving individuals and groups.

7. Assists in the recruitment of bereavement volunteers; orients and trains volunteers for bereavement assignments.

8. Maintains clinical records of clients served within Suncoast.

9. Responds to requests to participate in public speaking activities, maintaining a high profile in the community by taking a leadership role in bereavement education.

10. Participates in the continual staff support activities and development of approaches to meet all Capital Caring staff counseling needs.

11. Participates in the events of Family and Community Outreach Services, including Point of Hope Camp, Tribute Lights, Grief in the Workplace, and any educational workshops and conferences.

12. Achieves expected productivity standard (based on patient visits and caseload) as defined by the organization and in alignment with best practices/the Capital Caring model.”


LICENSURE: Must be licensed or license eligible in compliance with jurisdiction of practice (LCSW, LPC)

EDUCATION: Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling or Pastoral Counseling required.

EXPERIENCE: Two years experience in health care, preferably in hospice or home care; extensive knowledge of death/dying, grief, loss and survivorship issues, clinical experience with grief treatment in counseling role.

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