Spiritual Care and Bereavement Counsellor
As a member of the Community Team, the Spiritual Care and Bereavement Counsellor provides individual-centered care to meet the needs of individuals living with a life-limiting illness and their family members at end of life.
The Spiritual Care and Bereavement Counsellor serves in a supportive role enabling individuals and families to explore issues present when facing the challenges of a life-limiting illness, impending end-of-life and the death of a loved one. The Spiritual Care and Bereavement Counsellor supports individuals and families experiencing spiritual distress, anticipatory grief, grief and mourning. The work is guided by an individual centered and trauma-informed approach which addresses the practical, emotional, and spiritual needs identified by the person served.
The Spiritual Care and Bereavement Counsellor works in an integrated, trans-disciplinary team of palliative experts in our Community and Residential Program.
A key function of the role is to provide support to individuals and family members in the Dorothy Ley Hospice residential care suits. This includes liaising with the Community Team on individuals prior to admission (where relevant), meeting new individuals and families admitted to the residence to introduce them to the emotional, psycho-social and spiritual supports available, providing spiritual counsel and anticipatory grief support to individuals and families in the residence, and participating in family meetings.
Other key functions of the role include the following:
The Spiritual Care and Bereavement Counsellor provides bereavement support to families served in the Residence and also to families self-referred from the community who are not otherwise connected with Dorothy Ley Hospice services. On occasion the Counsellor may be required to provide services in the community.
The Spiritual Care and Bereavement Counsellor will work with internal stakeholders, supporting and integrating hospice initiatives with regard to the Community and Residential Programs, volunteer services, fund development, and quality improvement.
Reporting: Manager, Community Program, Performance Management and Evaluation
Full-time, permanent - 37.5 hours per week.
Please submit a cover letter stating how you see you would be a good match for this position, along with your resume.
We thank all applicants, however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.
The Dorothy Ley Hospice is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to cultural competence and diversity.
The Dorothy Ley Hospice is committed to building an inclusive environment and will provide accommodations in accordance with the AODA – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please indicate in your application any accommodations you will require throughout the recruitment process.
For more information about the Dorothy Ley Hospice please see http://www.dlhospice.org
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent