National Church Residences

  • Spiritual Care Counselor-Hospice

    Job ID
    Location : Address
    Home and Community Services--Central
  • Overview

    According to prescribed policies and procedures of the organization including all applicable state, federal and accreditation regulations and under the general supervision of the Director is responsible for providing spiritual support to clients, families and the hospice staff via phone contact, home visits and referrals to the client/family, local clergy.



    • Provides spiritual support and counseling to the clients and families in relation to issues of grief, loss, and the dying process. Contacts clients, families, and/or clergy as appropriate to work in collaboration as desired by the client/family.


    • Assists with bereavement, memorial services and activities related to the religious and spiritual issues of the client, families and interdisciplinary team.


    • Submits accurate and timely documentation, updates and maintain client’s records and charts, provides reports as needed by management and regulations.


    • Attends and participates in scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate care plans, follow up on changes, problem solve, etc. to ensure client’s progression and treatment are properly communicated, documented and in conjunction with the physician’s orders.




    • Participates in on-call rotation, community programs and committees as requested.




    • Demonstrates and maintains a positive, professional manner, manages time efficiently and effectively, provides leadership as a role model to promote a team approach, collaborates a participates in policy creation and appropriate problem solving methods.


    • Must adhere to all policies, procedures, terms and conditions set forth in the National Church Residences’ Employee Information Guide (EIG) as well as any facility handbook including but not limited to corporate compliance, drug free workplace, safe work practices, all federal, state, local regulations and laws.
    • With respect to Client Rights, ensures all care is provided with respect and dignity for clients, reports all complaints made by clients and/or families to the appropriate supervisors, reports all allegations of abuse, misappropriation of funds/client property and/or any other corporate compliance, drug free workplace, safe work practices, all federal, state, local regulations and laws.


    Performs other duties as assigned.


    Education:       Must be endorsed and in good standing with a denomination as evidenced by a certificate of ordination or certification. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of theology preferred.


    Experience:     Minimum of 12 months experience in providing ecumenical approach in pastoral care and client/family counseling.


    Travel:                 Frequent.  Must have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and qualified to driver under the organization’s motor vehicle check.


    Mental:            Must have good communication, comprehension, computer and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to speak, read, write and understand English.


    Licensure:        Certification must remain in good standing


    Vision:             Normal: Consistent with standard workflow.


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