BJC Healthcare Bereavement Specialist - Part Time in Alton, Illinois

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BJC Home Care Services offers patients and their families a complete range of home care services, including skilled nursing services, adult and pediatric hospice and supportive care, rehabilitation therapy, home infusion therapy, infusion treatment rooms, home medical equipment and high-tech respiratory care. Specialty home care programs also are available, including adult and pediatric asthma, cardiac, diabetes, orthopedic and wound care programs as well as the Lifeline emergency response system. BJC Home Care Services provides care to thousands of patients in both Missouri and Illinois. Serving more than 25 counties, it has become the largest home care network in the region and one of the largest in the country.

Hospice, the final stage of BJC's continuum of care, is a special kind of caring for patients with a life-limiting illness. Services are provided in the comfort of the patient's home or skilled nursing facility. The Hospice staff are sensitive to the physical, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill adult and pediatric patients and their families. We provide a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals and volunteers, specially trained in symptom management, pain control, counseling and bereavement services for the dying. Our Hospice services include alternative therapies such as music, art and massage therapy. Our Hospice programs provide palliative care by helping patients manage their pain and symptoms while living their lives with daily peace and dignity.

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Role Purpose

Responsible for working with adults and children to help them understand and cope with feelings of grief before and/or after the death of a loved one.


  • Provides support to client's coping with their grief, and provides anticipatory and follow-up bereavement visits.

  • Evaluates grief resources and selects those to be utilized by BJC Hospice.

  • Coordinates grief activities.

  • Refers families to available services, counselors and support groups in the community.

  • Serves as a grief resource in the community and is involved in community organizations focused on education and support of pediatric and adult grief.

Minimum Requirements


  • Master's Degree

    • Social Services/related


  • 5-10 years

Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Requirements


  • 10+ years

Licenses & Certifications

  • ATR

  • LCSW

  • LPC

Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options- Pension Plan/403(b) Plan- 401(k) plan with company match- Tuition Assistance- Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts-On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)-Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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