The Spiritual Care Department at Hospice Buffalo is one of truly compassionate and openly understanding individuals—each of whom work to go above and beyond the common standards of spiritual care at end-of-life. The majority of our patients prefer to receive hospice and palliative care at home to maintain their independence and live their lives to the best of their ability. As a department we strive to not only meet patient need but also to continually learn and hone our craft while consistently challenging ourselves to go further, learn more, and provide the very best care possible.

An ideal candidate embodies these traits and well understands care for patients at end-of-life, their caregivers, and their families. A facility with basic computer skills, good time management, and a proven ability to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team is likewise an essential part of our Spiritual Care Counselor position. Also, candidates should be able to spiritually assess patient need, accurately document patient information, build rapport with patients and families, and facilitate spiritually and/or religiously based moments and rituals.

Schedule: Days, with on-call rotation (including weekend and holiday hours)

Education / Certification
• Masters degree in Divinity, Pastoral Studies, Counseling, Religion, Theology, or other allied field.
• Successful completion of at least 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), completion of multiple units preferred
• Board Certified Chaplain (or eligible for board certification), preferred
• Valid Driver’s License and vehicle required for use when on duty or on-call

Experience
Two (2) years working in spiritual or pastoral care, specifically within healthcare or end-of-life settings.

Interested applicants may contact Adam Scheldt at 716-901-0284 or ascheldt@palliativecare.org.