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Bereavement Volunteer

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Silverado Hospice

  • 9 people are interested

JOB DESCRIPTION - BEREAVEMENT VOLUNTEER

POSITION SUMMARY:

Offers active listening, companionship, assistance, and other supportive services to bereaved families, significant others and/ or caregivers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Completion of hospice volunteer training program. Additional bereavement training as appropriate.

Credentials: None

Experience: None

Core Competencies: Ability to deal with death, dying, and the grieving process comfortably and demonstrate good listening skills. Make a time commitment of one year to serve a minimum of two hours a week as needed.

Other: Valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

REPORTS TO: Volunteer Coordinator

SUPERVISES: None

FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Initiates and maintains contact with assigned family/ caregiver.
  2. Offers various forms of assistance and support services to aid with the bereavement process.
  3. Completes written reports of contact and submits to Volunteer Coordinator.
  4. Refers to Volunteer Coordinator any immediate needs, problems, or concerns requiring professional intervention.
  5. Attends ongoing education programs and peer support groups.
  6. Maintains telephone contact with Bereavement Coordinator or designee.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the position as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that maybe inherent in the position.

SILVERADO HOSPICE OF BAY AREA 2/2

JOB DESCRIPTION - BEREAVEMENT VOLUNTEER

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Evidence of good physical and mental health.
  2. Able to lift 40 lbs. from floor to waist and waist to shoulder.
  3. Able to lift 25 lbs. from shoulder to overhead.
  4. Average vision/ hearing.
  5. Frequent bending and reaching.
  6. Repetitive standing, walking, and use of hands.
  7. Phone communication skills.
  8. Able to drive a car to the bereaved homes 2 to 4 hours per week.

Protective Equipment Required = As required by task and procedure.

Exposure/ Risk Category = III - Exposure to blood, blood products and body fluids not likely.

Every patient is different but most requests are volunteers visiting patients during meal times (9am,12pm, and 5pm Monday -Sunday) and/or for 2-3 hours to run errands for patients. You and family/patient would coordiante your schedules.

WE RESPECTFULLY ONLY ASK FOR SERIOUS VOLUNTEER APPLICATNTS. APPLICATION PROCESS CAN BE LENGTHY AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR TIME AWAY FROM PATIENT CARE IS TO ENSURE MORE VISITS WITH PATIENTS IN THE LONG RUN.

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About Silverado Hospice

Location:

1900 S. Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94403, US

Mission Statement

Silverado Hospice’s mission is to affirm the cycle of life by enhancing the quality of living for those at the end of life. The Silverado standard is to care compassionately for patients and their families and to empower those we serve to have quality of life options that afford them comfort and dignity.

Description

*We serve San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties*

Silverado Hospice honors the value of each life by empowering the patient and family to make supported choices in end-of-life care, enhancing comfort, relieving suffering and supporting effective grieving.

We believe that Silverado Hospice patients have the right to continue life to the fullest extent possible according to their circumstances, and in fostering opportunities for growth and fulfillment. We further recognize a patient and their family’s decision-making rights in relation to continuing medical treatments as well as their right to withdraw treatment when its benefits are outweighed by their burdens.

At Silverado Hospice, we provide our staff with a well-organized, positive and motivating work environment that promotes their independence and decision-making at the lowest level practical. We value their input and provide them with extensive staff training and a competitive compensation package.

A maximum effectiveness and efficiency of services is maintained by staying on the leading edge of new research findings, participating with ongoing research projects, focusing on disease prevention and chronic disease management. Furthermore, Silverado will continuously develop new and innovative systems and techniques to prolong its patients’ ability to live a dignified life, relate to their family and meet the needs of our referral parties and staff by providing the highest quality cost-effective services to our patients on a day-to-day basis

Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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