Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.
PeaceHealth is seeking a Bereavement Counselor - Hospice for a Part Time, Variable position. Hourly compensation starts at $31.18, more depending on experience.
Provide grief counseling to adults and/or children, adolescents and their families. Provide education or direct assistance to schools and the community. Make referrals as appropriate and provide training/oversight for volunteer facilitators.
Details of the position:
Provide counseling to include facilitating support groups for adults and/or children, adolescents and their families. Complete direct interviews for intake with families for placement purposes and make referrals to community resources as appropriate. Provides individual counseling as appropriate. Counsel with Hospice family for emotional support and grief and bereavement issues in private residence and/or at inpatient hospice.
Act as counseling resource by providing crisis intervention/debriefings to community organizations as needed. Assist with the provision of initial and ongoing education for staff, volunteers and the community. Provide clinical supervision of assigned bereavement groups.
Effectively communicate by establishing and maintaining open, effective communications and utilizing correct channels of communication. Utilize correct channels of communication and recognized organization communication standard. Participate in problem-solving and communicate with co-workers regarding services.
Perform general duties to include maintaining a working knowledge of infection control, risk management and emergency preparedness plans. Actively participate in performance improvement initiatives. Demonstrate knowledge of hospital, interdepartmental and unit goals, standards and operations. Maintain and update knowledge of and is responsive to the laws and regulations which affect his/her practice.
May establish, coordinate and implement bereavement follow-up procedures including delivery of letters, cards, etc. to families; quarterly mailings to bereaved families; assessing bereavement support needs and triage appropriately; carry a case load of at-risk families.
What you bring:
Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field plus specialized training in grief counseling issues specific to children, adolescents and/or adults.
Min one year, which includes working with adults and/or children, adolescents and families and/or working with grief issues (or equivalent combination of education and/or experience).
Three years working with children, adolescents and adults preferred.
2 years as a bereavement counselor preferred.
WA: WA State Counselor Agency Affiliated Registration (CG) (current or pending) or equivalent. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Social Worker Advanced License (LASW) or Social Worker Associate Advanced License (SA) or Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical License (SC) preferred
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required upon hire.
Valid driver's license with an automobile that is insured to state regulations and is in good running order.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to effectively communicate clinical information.
Ability to analyze/problem solve.
Strong organization skills with the ability to work independently or as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Knowledge of counseling techniques and grief issues.
For a full job description, or for questions: Brian, BHottel@peacehealth.org
For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.