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Company: Empath Health
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Details Description

Primary tasks, duties, and responsibilities:

  • Promotes and practices the Hospice mission and values and follows policies and procedures of Tidewell Hospice.
  • Facilitates evening support groups at the Blue Butterfly Family Grief center for children, adults and families on an ongoing basis to meet community's bereavement needs.
  • Follow and adhere to group curriculum as provided by the Program Director.
  • Assesses need for counseling related to risk assessment for pathological grief, risk of suicide, abuse or neglect and collaborates with the Department of Children and Families on the child or family's needs.
  • Provide appropriate support to Blue Butterfly volunteers who are present in your support group.
  • Assists with responsibilities of group night execution including pre/post meetings, and family group placement.
  • Assists with special events, outings, and camps for bereaved children, adults and families.
  • Maintains patient documentation within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), including written Plan of Care, and ensures that services provided, and contact made are documented as required for surveying and accrediting agencies.
  • Serves as an ambassador for the BB program to staff, volunteers, facilities, and community members regarding the variety of services available.
  • Responsible for complete confidentiality of client records.
  • Educational/Professional:

  • Master's Degree in Counseling or a related field or two years supervised counseling experience.
  • LCSW, LHMC, LMFT preferred. Certification in Thanatology a plus.
  • Two years of full-time clinical practice with grief and loss counseling preferred
  • Two years of experience working with children required.
  • An equivalent combination of professional experience and education may be considered as meeting the Education/Professional requirements.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Good clinical, counseling, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to anticipate and handle any bereavement situation.
  • Knowledgeable and able to speak comfortably regarding the stages of grief and post death bereavement and the grieving process with children, adults, care givers, staff and community.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Office Suite, and Hospice related software programs and keyboarding skills (35wpm).
  • Ability to communicate and establish effective working relationships, utilizing problem-solving techniques.
  • Must be able to travel within Tidewell's service areas as needed during daylight and night time hours in all weather conditions and abide by Tidewell motor vehicle record (MVR) guidelines.
  • Must be willing to work evening and nighttime hours to accommodate children and family schedules.
  • Possess a current Florida drivers' license, state required auto insurance coverage, and reliable transportation
  • Empath Health values diversity as it strengthens our community and care. We embrace the diversity of cultures, thoughts, beliefs and traditions of our employees, volunteers and people we are honored to serve across our network. Our diverse staff reflects our community and each day, we work to be respectful, sensitive and competent with each other and those in our care. In every journey, we are dedicated to achieving comfort, dignity and exceptional care. Those of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply with us or seek our care and services.

    Our commitment to patient, client, staff and volunteer safety is a cornerstone of a High Reliability Organization with a focus on zero harm. Participation in the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Empath Health employees.

    Providing compassionate, full life care is an honor we take seriously at Empath Health. Join our team and make a positive impact in the community!

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