Bereavement Volunteer


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

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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.

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

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

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