Pediatric Palliative Care Spiritual Care Provider / Chaplain

Good Shepherd Community Care   Newton, MA   Part-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on May 4, 2022
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Pediatric Palliative Care Spiritual Care Provider / Chaplain

Community-based, mission-driven hospice and palliative care organization seeks a Pediatric Palliative Care Spiritual Care Coordinator to join its expanding team. 
 
Job Responsibilities: 
The Pediatric Palliative Care Spiritual Care Provider / Chaplain is an integral part of the interdisciplinary care team responsible for assessing the spiritual needs of patients and their family members while providing the opportunity for spiritual exploration/ review in the context of medical complexities. The SCC makes visits to patients in private homes throughout Greater Boston and parts of Metrowest. As a member of the Pediatric Palliative Care team, the SCC participates in programming and events including support groups, peer support, and the annual Pediatric Celebration of Remembrance.

Education, Skills and Experience:
Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education required
Experience in working with children required; medical, palliative or hospice experience preferred
Bilingual applicants preferred
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
Demonstrated understanding of end-of-life and bereavement issues 
Comfortable working with socio-culturally diverse patients/families of all faiths
Demonstrated skills in clinical assessment including existential pain and symptom management 
Proficient with electronic documentation 

Good Shepherd Benefits include:  
Competitive salary 
Paid time off in first year
Paid holidays
Health and dental insurance eligibility for employees working 20 hours or more per week
Life insurance
403(b) with company match eligibility
Flexible Spending Account option with health insurance
Short Term Disability 
Employee Assistance Program
Partnership with Regis College for reduced tuition rates 
  
About Us:
Good Shepherd Community Care is one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Founded as Hospice of the Good Shepherd in 1978, we are the original Massachusetts hospice. After decades of caring for our community, we continue to remain an independent, not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization. Good Shepherd believes in the importance of mutual respect and acceptance and values diversity in our patients, families and caregivers, employees, volunteers, community, and partner organizations. We are committed to these values and honor the dignity of each individual through the care, support and education we provide.  Our team members benefit from a collaborative work environment in a welcoming office, easily accessible to I-95, with on-site parking in Newton.