Pedersen Funeral & Cremation Service, Morris, MN
Starbuck Funeral Home, Starbuck, MN

As Grief Care Coordinator, you would offer patient, compassionate care to those on the journey through grief following the death of a loved one. Along with providing support and resources to individuals and families, you would be responsible for the management and coordination of the funeral home’s grief care programs and events for bereaved families. This role is a highly meaningful opportunity to serve others and make a positive impact in the community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In conjunction with each funeral director, assess the needs of bereaved families
  • Coordinate and execute after care programs including but not limited to Everything After+, Stepping Stones, or Circle of Friends
  • Ensure the integrity of family contact information within Passare
  • Coordinate and execute the annual remembrance event
  • Conduct outreach activities and coordinate a minimum of three additional community and holiday events throughout the calendar year
  • Support administrative tasks and facility set-up for memorial, community, and special events
  • Communicate with funeral home management and staff, providing routine updates on interactions with families and upcoming grief care events
  • Secure program supplies and monitor inventories
  • Provide grief care information and referral services to callers from the community
  • Network and develop partnerships with key community contacts, companies, programs, and clergy
  • Actively provide referrals for preneed to the Advance Funeral Planner
  • Perform other duties as assigned

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize and deliver grief care support sessions to individuals and groups
  • Make community-based presentations to increase awareness and educate audiences on how to access grief support services

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work preferred. Certification in theology desired. One to three years related grief care, hospice, counseling, or bereavement experience preferred.

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES
The individual must possess these skills and abilities or explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some combination of skills and abilities.

Required

  • Knowledge of grief response
  • High level of compassion, integrity, and confidentiality for the families served
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong writing skills with attention to detail
  • Event planning skills
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and recommend changes to processes to increase efficiency
  • Ability to work independently

Preferred

  • The ability to counsel individuals/groups of all faiths and backgrounds through loss
  • Strong presentation skills

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