Location: Round Rock
Posted on: November 21, 2022
Position SummaryThe Bereavement Coordinator is responsible for
modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and
Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6
Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for
upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive
working relationships within the company, among all departments,
and all external stakeholders. The Bereavement Coordinator is a
hospice-trained interdisciplinary team member who oversees an
organized program to ensure grief counseling for the bereaved. S/he
is responsible to develop and deliver a program of bereavement
support and counseling that is available to patients during their
hospice care and to the bereaved family members of patients for at
least 1 year after the death of the patient. S/he is responsible
for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal
regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.Position Specific
- Participates as a member of the IDT, including development and
implementation of the plan of care.
- Works with the hospice Social Worker in the completion and
analysis of the pre-bereavement risk assessment and care plan
development for the patient and the family.
- Promotes and supports assessment of bereavement risk factors at
admission and throughout the hospice patient's care.
- Develops and implements the bereavement plan of care after the
death of the patient.
- Identifies the needs of non-family caregivers, including staff
and residents at nursing facilities where the patient may have
resided, and ensures bereavement support for them.
- Assists in identifying the need for intervention of other IDT
- Effectively communicates patient and family needs to IDT.
- Provides education about bereavement services to members of the
- Prepares reports, in-services, and other documents to
demonstrate the value and effectiveness of the bereavement program
- Delivers high quality bereavement support, either with internal
resources or through outreach to community resources when
- Develops, organizes and delivers grief support groups either
independently or in association with other grief support resources
in the community.
- Maintains a resource library of materials appropriate to
various bereaved individuals, including those with high-risk or
disenfranchised grief - provides materials as part of routine
bereavement contacts and upon request.
- Works with Volunteer Coordinator to identify opportunities for
volunteers to participate in bereavement support activities.
- Attends and participates in community events, promoting
Compassus and the universal need for grief and bereavement
- Develops and performs public service announcements regarding
grief and bereavement.
- Provides bereavement counseling and support, based on personal
qualifications, when needed.
- Develops and delivers memorial services for program
- Develops and supports delivery of memorial services for
patients of nursing facilities served by the program.
- Participates in funeral or other memorial services if requested
- Performs other duties as assigned.Education and/or Experience
- High school diploma or GED required.
- Bachelor's or higher degree in Counseling, Social Work,
Psychology, Theology, Divinity, or equivalent field strongly
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in the provision of grief,
loss and/or bereavement support for individuals and families
required. Equivalent combination of specialized training, education
and experience will be considered.
- Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and
divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and
- Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret
general business periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports,
business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to
effectively present information and respond to questions from
leaders, colleagues, investors, and external parties. Strong
written and verbal communications.
- Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to understand, read, write,
and speak English. Articulates and embraces hospice philosophy.
Clinical experience or training related to death, dying, and
bereavement. Strong organizational and time management skills. Must
be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights and
- Evidence of experience and/or education in dealing with issues
of grief and loss.
- Evidence of experience or education in counseling individuals
dealing with issues of grief and loss.
- Licensed professional counselor (LPC) or Licensed social worker
(LMSW, LCSW), or education/ experience specific to the counseling
of individuals dealing with grief and loss.
- Minimum requirements:
* Bachelor's degree in psychology, or
* Bachelor's degree from a school of social work accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education, or
* Bachelor's degree in counseling; or
* Evidence of equivalent of any of the above in education, plus
training in the spiritual care of the dying and end of life
- Minimum requirements:
* Bachelor's degree in an applicable field such as theology of
education, psychology, or counseling; AND
* Completed 8 additional hours in death, dying, grief, or
bereavement.Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical
demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly
required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear.
The colleague frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with
hands and arms. The colleague is occasionally required to walk;
climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or
smell. The colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 50
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision. The work environment characteristics described here
are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job. There will be possible
exposure to infectious diseases through working with clinical
caregivers. The noise level in the work environment is usually
At Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, diversity,
equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our Pillars of Success. We
are committed to creating a fair work environment where our
colleagues feel welcomed, highly valued, and respected. As an equal
opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran
status.Estimated salary range $11.94 - $33.88 / hour. Actual salary
will vary by geographic location and experience.
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