Spiritual Caregiver

We are seeking a compassionate professional to fill a part time position providing spiritual care to Hospice patients, families and  loved ones. The Spiritual Caregiver is responsible for providing spiritual care to the patients, families and caregivers of Hospice Services of Lake County.  The Spiritual Caregiver will not represent any specific religious tradition, but will offer care consistent with a family’s traditions and values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Spiritual Caregiver

  • Responsible for directly providing spiritual care to hospice patients and their families and caregivers.
  • As appropriate, contacts assigned patients/families within one week of admission, explaining the role of the spiritual caregiver and offering spiritual care; in response to the patient’s/family’s spiritual values.
  • Completes Spiritual Assessment of patient and family in a timely manner and develops an individualized written Plan of Care that includes identified problems with specific interventions, goals and outcomes.
  • As appropriate, contacts the patient’s family after the time of death offering condolence and closure.
  • Provides spiritual care interventions for patient and family as outlined in the Plan of Care and according to the policies and procedures of Hospice Services of Lake County, including spiritual counsel, support, readings, prayers and loving presence as appropriate and as requested
  • Networks with appropriate community clergy to ensure that patient/family desires are met around specific religious/spiritual traditions.
  • Documents all interventions reflective of the spiritual care services provided and submits completed paperwork and time sheets within the time frames of HSOLC policies and procedures
  •  Provides visit frequencies that are within established agency parameters and as outlined the Plan of Care, appropriate to patient/family needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) units or certification in spiritual care, pastoral ministry credentials preferred.
  • At least 2 to 3 years of spiritual care services in a clinical environment or pastoral care experience
  • Graduate of, or enrolled in, a seminary or school of theology. Experience working with death and dying.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary group.
  • Comfort in an interfaith setting.
  • Ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, and values.
  • Ability to network with community clergy and congregations.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to hospice philosophy of care.

Please submit a resume and completed application to Hospice Services of Lake County at hr@lakecountyhospice.org by August 5.