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Providence Lead Bereavement Coordinator in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Lead Bereavement Coordinator (Full time/Day shift) at Providence TrinityCare Hospice in Torrance, CA.

We are seeking a Lead Bereavement Coordinator with significant clinical skill to manage high risk and complicated grief. The Lead Coordinator wil provide bereavement services to individuals which include assessments, treatment plans, information and resources, grief education, crisis intervention, bereavement counseling and support group facilitation. Outreach and education are also provided to the community. The Lead Coordinator may provide care to premature infants, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young, middle and older adults.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assess the psychosocial status of individuals related to their adjustment to transition and loss. Develop a Bereavement Plan of Care for the identified bereaved according to standards of clinical practice and evaluated plan for ongoing appropriateness and implementation. Provide bereavement counseling to individuals and families

  • Perform quality assurance on the clinical documentation of the Bereavement Team Plan to ensure Bereavement Plans of Care are complete and accurate

  • Perform suicide/homicide assessments of high risk individuals and providing appropriate follow-up

  • Assist with the planning, coordination and facilitation of bereavement groups and facilitates support groups in a skilled and compassionate manner

  • Maintain relationships and serve as a point of contact with local Master of Social Work programs and coordinate placement of Master of Social Work interns at Providence TrinityCare Hospice

  • Provide clinical supervision to the Bereavement Team and Master of Social Work interns, as directed. Participate in orientation, education and development of team members and volunteers as directed by supervisor

  • Provide clinical supervision to Program Coordinator of The Gathering Place and signs off on clinical documentation

  • Assume responsibilities and communication between Bereavement Team and the Administration

  • Complete initial intakes and follow-up assessments in a timely manner and provide appropriate resources and referrals based on assessment

  • Submit clinical and administrative documentation within the timeframe set by the organization guidelines

  • Perform other duties as requested by Administrator of Senior and Community Services


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work; program accredited by the Council on Social Work

  • Must be a California licensed driver with an automobile that is in good working order and insured in accordance with state and/or Providence TrinityCare Hospice requirements

  • 2 years post license experience in the field of social work

  • 3 years experience in the area of bereavement and loss

  • 1 year experience in Hospice Care

  • Demonstrates knowledge of bereavement and loss

  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills

  • Ability to work as a team member

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate Clinical Social Worker [ACSW] working toward License to practice Social Work in the state of California

  • Licensed to practice Clinical Social Work in the state of California

  • Possesses and maintains current CPR certification

  • 1 year experience in support group facilitation

  • 1 year experience as a supervisor/preceptor with Masters in Social Work interns

  • 1 year experience in working with volunteers

  • Bilingual in Spanish

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of computer applications, i.e. Microsoft Office and e-mail

About the hospice you will serve.

Providence TrinityCare Hospice, established in 1977, is the oldest and largest non-profit hospice in Southern California and the first to be licensed by the State of California. Caring for people in Los Angeles and Orange Counties with professional teams. Providence TrinityCare Hospice is Medicare Certified and Joint Commission accredited. We also provide the only specialized pediatric hospice service in Los Angeles County.

As the only pediatric hospice in Los Angeles County, Providence TrinityKids Care understands the impact a seriously ill child can have on the life of a family. A specialized division of TrinityCare, TrinityKids Care helps children with life-limiting illnesses leave the hospital in order to spend as much time as possible at home with their families.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 292687