Spiritual Service Providers

Bereavement Counselor

March 13, 2019


Hawai'i Care Choices
Hilo, HI, United States


Position Summary:
Provides and/or supervises supportive psychosocial and bereavement
services for the surviving families and the community-at-large via groups,
one-on-one sessions, and as a consultant to the Interdisciplinary Team.
Supports the hospice philosophy and team approach to provide, with other
members of the team, holistic care to the patient and family.

Duties & Responsibilities:
 Works with Leadership and Interdisciplinary Team on bereavement
needs of patients per organization processes.
 Assist the Clinical Leadership in managing the bereavement programs
utilizing professional staff and volunteers as appropriate to the service
or event.
 Assesses psychological, social, and environmental needs of the family.
Care may be provided in the family's residence or the hospice office.
 Provides counseling and social services, including but not limited to
counseling, grief processing, consultation, education, resource and
referral services based on the bereavement assessment and plan of

Skill & Knowledge Requirements:
 Ability to exercise independent sound judgment in planning and
providing quality psychosocial care.
 Possession of critical assessment and thinking skills.
 Ability to provide unsupervised psychosocial services and support in
private residences.
 Self-motivation and ability to work independently as well as in
cooperation with the interdisciplinary team.
 Interest and desire to give hospice care with a special sensitivity to the
needs of the dying.

Education & Experience Requirements:
 A Masters degree in Social Work or an equivalent degree from an
accredited college or university. Minimum of two (2) years experience
in a specialty area similar to the hospice program of care.
 Demonstrated clinical experience in the areas of life-threatening and
chronic illness, grief and loss, individual, family and group therapy


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