BJC Home Care Services - Bereavement Specialist (Part-Time 24 hours/week)

Job Description

Job ID: 1193372
Employment Status: Part-Time
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BJC Home Care Services offers patients and their families a complete range of home care services, including skilled nursing services, adult and pediatric hospice and supportive care, rehabilitation therapy, home infusion therapy, infusion treatment rooms, home medical equipment and high-tech respiratory care. Specialty home care programs also are available, including adult and pediatric asthma, cardiac, diabetes, orthopedic and wound care programs as well as the Lifeline emergency response system. BJC Home Care Services provides care to thousands of patients in both Missouri and Illinois. Serving more than 25 counties, it has become the largest home care network in the region and one of the largest in the country.

The BJC Home Care Services Supportive Care staff offer patients with life-limiting illness an opportunity to ease the transition from curative treatment to Hospice care through a unique program. Supportive Care offers a bridge between curative and terminal care. It is a multidisciplinary approach, holistic in nature, centered on the needs of the patient and patient's family, that provides coordinated medical, emotional and spiritual care.


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Role Purpose

Responsible for working with adults and children to help them understand and cope with feelings of grief before and/or after the death of a loved one.


Responsibilities

  • Provides support to client's coping with their grief, and provides anticipatory and follow-up bereavement visits.
  • Evaluates grief resources and selects those to be utilized by BJC Hospice.
  • Coordinates grief activities.
  • Refers families to available services, counselors and support groups in the community.
  • Serves as a grief resource in the community and is involved in community organizations focused on education and support of pediatric and adult grief.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
  • - Social Services/related

     

    Experience

  • 5-10 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Driver's License

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Experience

  • 10+ years
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Art Therapy Registration
  • Lic Clinical Social Worker
  • Lic Professional Counselor

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer