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Requisition Number 17-1017
Post Date 9/7/2017
Title Bereavement Group Facilitator
Job Type Per diem / Pool
City Rochester
State NY
Description This position facilitates support groups that are attended by hospice family members as well as the community at large. The Facilitator develops bereavement material to disseminate as needed and educate the Bereavement and/or assigned hospice staff in understanding and dealing with clients, family and community needs.

Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities
• Conducts bereavement group sessions with support groups, family members and staff to assist them in understanding, dealing with/adjusting to conditions and supporting the clients/patients.
• Evaluates needs of bereaved family members and referrals from wider community.
• Identifies and creates bereavement material for educational purposes.
• Organizes and conducts bereavement support groups, based on perceived needs or as requested by Manager of Bereavement Services.
• Interprets grief responses and understands psychosocial factors in order to assess client needs.
• Determines and refers appropriate group participants for individual counseling or other social supports.
• Documents each group process summary and identifies situations or people needing follow-up.
• Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies’ mission and values and adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.
• Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.
• Performs other functions as assigned by management.

Requirements • Bachelor of Science degree in human services; Master’s degree preferred in related field such as social work, counseling, psychology or family therapy.
• A minimum of three years of group facilitation experience; demonstrated understanding of supportive counseling.
• Expertise in training/development or adult education to include needs assessment, instructional design, presentation/public speaking, a variety of delivery methodologies, facilitation, coaching and learning transfer evaluation.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the grief and bereavement field, as well as, group dynamics and community resources.
• Excellent interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills.
• Effective written and verbal communication.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and other related software packages.
• Must have ability to travel.

Physical Requirements

In support of the American with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirm the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, sex/gender, age, disability, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, veteran status, military status, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity, predisposing genetic characteristic, genetic information, or any other status protected under the law.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
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