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Grief Support Specialist

Posted: 04/28/2022

Grief Support Specialist

Join our team who are making a difference, not just in healthcare, but right here in the heart of our community!

Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, the largest non-profit hospice agency in Kansas City, believes our care model provides the best possible service to our patients and their families.

Each day you will know that you and your team are making a difference in the lives of others.

Position Description:
The Grief Support Specialist works as a member of the Hospice team in providing supportive services to significant others or family members of a previous Hospice patients. The Grief Support Specialist participates in programs that provide grief support and education for community members in the Kansas City Hospice service area.

If your heart draws you to Hospice and Palliative care, please apply!
You will enjoy meaningful work!

We Strive to be the Best Place to Work:
  • We offer generous and competitive wages!
  • We offer Benefits for Both Full Time and Part Time Team Members including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Company Paid Life, Company Paid Short and Long-term Disability insurance, Company Paid EAP offering 10 sessions per year, per event, Company Paid Subscription to Healthcare Bluebook to help our employees control their costs for healthcare, Optional Accident and Critical Illness Insurance, Optional Pre-Paid Legal and Identity Theft Insurance, Pet Insurance, PTO, Mileage reimbursement, 403b retirement contributions, Wellness Plan Discounts and more.
  • Tuition Reimbursement (90-day waiting period)
$2500 for Full Time Employees
$1250 for Part Time Employees
  • 2-Year Loan Agreement (90 day waiting period): Approved amount ($1250 or $2500) paid 1st year and the remaining balance the 2nd year.
  • Federal Student Loan (Perkins Loan) Forgiveness:
  • As a Benefit of working at Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, a qualified employer non-profit organization, you may be eligible for student loan forgiveness depending on the type and date of your student loan. Contact your lender for additional information.

We Live Our Mission:
“To bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are affected by life-limiting illness or by grief. Our Vision is each person in our community is valued from life through death and each family is supported in their grief.”
We ask you to support us in achieving our Mission and Vision by contributing the following:
  • Implements program components as outlined in the Kansas City Hospice Policies and Procedures Manual for assigned family members.
  • Assists in the training, education, and supervision of bereavement volunteers.
  • Plans and participates in educational programs and support groups related to grief and bereavement in the service area.
  • Leads or co-leads Grief Support Groups.
  • Assists Hospice team members and volunteers in understanding bereavement and the grief process experienced by hospice families.
  • Maintains a current file of community agencies, services, and groups, which could be used as potential resources for the bereaved.
  • Communicates with patients and families, referral sources, insurance case managers, physicians and others with courtesy, responsiveness and cooperation
  • Performs speaking engagements when needed.
  • Promotes, plans, and facilitates Camp Carousel.
  • Actively participates in weekly Team meetings.
  • Provides bereavement services and documentation as determined by the Plan of Care.
  • Provides field supervision for other professional students.
  • Performs audit of clinical records and services
  • Coordinates with agency grant specialist in grant applications and renewals
  • Provides oversight of clinical services and procedures
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize, understand, and appreciate our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), by demonstrating social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to diverse patients, families, and staff.

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess the Following Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Counseling or Social Work required.
  • Valid, unencumbered Kansas and Missouri LMSW or LPC license, preferred
  • Clinical experience or skills relevant to grief, loss, and/or caring for actively dying patients, required.
  • Thorough knowledge of the dynamics of grief and bereavement, and motivation to work with the bereaved is needed. 
  • Skilled in support services, interpersonal communications and interdisciplinary team work is required.
  • Ability to develop rapport and communicate effectively with physicians, nurses, social workers, patients and families; necessary skills to prepare and present information in oral and written formats
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; must schedule and manage time effectively
  • Reliable transportation and current auto insurance needed; travel to all parts of the facility and throughout the community required
Not all Hospice care organizations are created equal.
Learn why Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is truly special!

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Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care is an equal-opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQIA persons encouraged to apply.

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care and its affiliate companies now require all employees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination prior to beginning employment or request a medical or religious exemption. Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement and physical agilities requirements may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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