Spiritual Care Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator

Cadre Hospice

Cadre Hospice

Cleveland, OH, USA
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024

Cadre Hospice seeks to expand access to the hospice benefit, especially among underserved populations. In addition to traditional go-to-market channels, Cadre plans to partner with at-risk medical groups to integrate upstream and offer a comprehensive palliative care program to patients nearing end of life. Cadre combines a unique pre-hospice care model, proprietary patient identification algorithm, partnership mindset with provider groups and best-in-class hospice operations to offer the most comprehensive end-of-life care solutions to patients.

This position is a dual position for Spiritual Care Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator. It offers the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others while working in a supportive team environment. If you are passionate about helping individuals overcome challenges and thrive, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding Spiritual Care Coordinator/Volunteer Coordinator position.

Spiritual Care Coordinator Position Overview: We are seeking an experienced and compassionate Hospice Spiritual Care Coordinator to join our interdisciplinary team and provide spiritual support and guidance to patients and families facing end-of-life issues. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in spiritual care, counseling, and pastoral ministry, with a deep understanding of the complexities of grief, loss, and existential distress. The candidate will be open to travel as necessary within the designated area, and any other duties as assigned by leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Spiritual Assessment and Support:
    • Conduct spiritual assessments of hospice patients and their families to identify their beliefs, values, and existential concerns related to the end-of-life journey.
    • Provide compassionate and nonjudgmental spiritual support, counseling, and guidance to patients and families, respecting their diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
    • Assist patients and families in finding meaning, purpose, and peace as they navigate the challenges of terminal illness, loss, and grief.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration:
    • Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary team, including nurses, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers, to address the holistic needs of hospice patients and families.
    • Participate in team meetings to discuss patient care plans, coordinate spiritual care interventions, and provide input on psychosocial and existential issues.
  • Rituals and Ceremonies:
    • Facilitate and coordinate spiritual rituals, ceremonies, and practices to honor and celebrate the lives of hospice patients, both during their final days and after their passing.
    • Work with patients and families to create personalized rituals and ceremonies that reflect their beliefs, traditions, and wishes.
  • Bereavement Support:
    • Provide bereavement support and counseling to family members and caregivers following the death of a loved one, including assistance with grief processing, coping strategies, and spiritual healing.
    • Facilitate grief support groups, workshops, and memorial services to help individuals and families navigate the grieving process and find community support.
  • Community Outreach and Education:
    • Engage with community organizations, religious institutions, and healthcare providers to raise awareness about the importance of spiritual care in end-of-life care and to establish referral networks.
    • Provide education and training to hospice staff and volunteers on spiritual care principles, cultural sensitivity, and effective communication with patients and families.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of experience providing spiritual care and counseling in a healthcare, hospice, or pastoral setting required.
  • Master's degree in Divinity, Theology, Counseling, or related field preferred.
  • Ordination or certification as a spiritual care provider, chaplain, or pastoral counselor preferred.
  • Strong understanding of diverse religious and spiritual traditions, beliefs, and practices, with the ability to provide inclusive and culturally sensitive care.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and counseling skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish trust with patients and families facing end-of-life issues.
  • Commitment to the principles of hospice and palliative care, with a passion for providing compassionate and holistic support to individuals and families at the end of life.

Volunteer Coordinator Position Overview: We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Hospice Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, train, and manage volunteers who provide support to hospice patients and their families. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in volunteer management, community outreach, and hospice or healthcare settings. The candidate will be open to travel as necessary within the specified area, and any other duties as assigned by leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Volunteer Recruitment and Training:
    • Develop and implement strategies to recruit and retain volunteers from the local community, including outreach to schools, churches, civic organizations, and other community groups.
    • Conduct volunteer orientation sessions and training programs to educate volunteers about hospice philosophy, patient care principles, communication skills, and confidentiality requirements.
  • Volunteer Placement and Supervision:
    • Match volunteers with appropriate roles and assignments based on their skills, interests, availability, and the needs of hospice patients and families.
    • Provide ongoing supervision, support, and guidance to volunteers, ensuring they have the resources and information needed to fulfill their roles effectively.
  • Patient and Family Support Services:
    • Coordinate volunteer services to provide companionship, respite care, emotional support, and practical assistance to hospice patients and their families, as identified in the care plan.
    • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to assess patient and family needs and develop individualized volunteer support plans.
  • Community Engagement and Outreach:
    • Build and maintain relationships with community organizations, businesses, and individuals to raise awareness about hospice volunteer opportunities and promote engagement in hospice services.
    • Represent the organization at community events, volunteer fairs, and other outreach opportunities to recruit volunteers and educate the public about hospice care.
  • Documentation and Reporting:
    • Maintain accurate records of volunteer activities, including volunteer hours, assignments, and patient interactions, in accordance with organizational policies and procedures.
    • Prepare reports and updates on volunteer program activities, outcomes, and accomplishments for leadership and stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Human Services, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in volunteer management, community outreach, or related field, preferably in a hospice, healthcare, or nonprofit setting preferred.
  • Strong understanding of hospice philosophy, patient care principles, and the role of volunteers in end-of-life care.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, with the ability to recruit, motivate, and support volunteers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and needs.

Cadre Hospice is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.