Spiritual Counselor (Part-time)

Spiritual Counselors are responsible for the coordination, planning and provision of spiritual counseling and support to hospice patients, families, and caregivers in keeping with their belief systems, either directly or through coordination with other spiritual counselors/clergy. As a core member of the interdisciplinary group, you will provide consultation and training on the spiritual aspects of end of life care.

We are looking for someone who can work 20 hours per week, which must include on-call support on Saturdays and Sundays, and to flex up hours to occasionally cover staff vacations, absences, etc.

Duties

  • Provides spiritual support to patient/family/caregivers as requested in all settings where hospice provides services.
  • Acts as liaison/advocate between the patient/family/caregiver and their community religious or spiritual resources.
  • May conduct funerals or memorials at request of patient/family.
  • Provides counseling to address spiritual pain, confusion and issues of belief as it relates to death and dying.
  • Serves as a resource for community clergy and lay groups to enhance their knowledge and skills in pastoral care and counseling with terminally ill persons and their families.
  • Provides instruction and training on spiritual care to hospice staff and volunteers. May on occasion supervise volunteers.
  • Relates to patients and families in an open, empathetic and supportive manner while maintaining personal and professional boundaries. Demonstrates respect and understanding of theological and moral values contrary to one’s own.

Requirements

  • Knows and supports the hospice philosophy.
  • Ability to function in high stress situations and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with professional groups, community spiritual leaders, volunteers, and the general public.
  • Graduate-level theological degree from a college, university or theological school accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or an equivalent graduate degree that includes theological studies.
  • Successfully completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), or equivalent clinical training and experience.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a health care setting. Hospice experience preferred.
  • Current Oregon driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance.
  • CPR certification

Our Commitment to Our Staff

  • A challenging and rewarding career with autonomy, flexibility, and the ability to manage your own schedule throughout your workday
  • Competitive salary and benefits – includes employee health & dental insurance 100% paid by employer
  • Comprehensive training and orientation
  • Ongoing education and support

To apply

Complete and submit a Willamette Valley Hospice application, found here. As a first step, resumes can be submitted to Careers@wvh.org. Interviews will be scheduled concurrent with posting.

Application is available at wvh.org/careers

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Willamette Valley Hospice. We provide rewarding careers for passionate, caring, and experienced employees. We believe that everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief deserves access to the best personalized and compassionate care available, and the team at Willamette Valley Hospice strives to provide such care.

Willamette Valley Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates that are legally able to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.