Help those who've lost a loved one - Become a Bereavement Support Group Facilitator

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Holy Cross Home Care and Hospice

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The Holy Cross Hospice Bereavement Center is a critical part of the hospital’s family support services, dedicated to helping individuals who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. Bereavement Support Group Volunteer Facilitators have provided the foundation to The Holy Cross Bereavement Support Group Program since its inception more than 20 years ago. Facilitators create a safe space for individuals to come together, share their experiences, express and learn about their own grief responses, and empower connection between participants. The Bereavement Support Group Program consists of a free, nine-week long program open to all seeking support in their grief. The groups are held on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at The Holy Cross Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20902.

We are looking for facilitators who are:

  • Strong communicators
  • Sensitive/empathetic
  • Assertive
  • Flexible
  • Team players
  • Willing to learn, and understand that no one person’s grief is exactly the same as another person's grief

Having experienced the death of a loved one is not a requirement for becoming a facilitator.

Bereavement Support Group Facilitators are provided the following:

  • In-depth training on grief and loss issues, group process/dynamics, group leadership skills, and culturally specific grief responses
  • The opportunity to work as a trainee with a previously trained facilitator or Bereavement Coordinator
  • Weekly discussions with other facilitators before group sessions
  • Individual support as requested with the Bereavement Coordinator
  • Monthly training
  • The unexpected and indescribable gift that comes from supporting those through their mourning process and witnessing progression and healing

3 More opportunities with Holy Cross Home Care and Hospice

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

9805 Dameron DrSilver Spring, MD 20910

(39.0017,-77.0353)
 

SKILLS

  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Family Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask for a minimum 1 year commitment
  • Complete hospice volunteer training and specialized bereavement training

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