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Bereavement/ Project Rachel Coordinator
January 14, 2013
amily Life-Respect Life Office
POSITION TITLE: Bereavement/ Project Rachel Program Coordinator
(Full Time 35 hours a week)
Responsible for Coordinating the Bereavement and Post Abortion Programs of the Archdiocese of New York, under the direction of the Director of the Family Life/Respect Life Office.
1. Under the supervision of the Director, to coordinate the Archdiocesan Bereavement and Project Rachel Program.
2. Works with parishes interested in setting up a pastoral bereavement support groups and organizes training sessions for the potential leaders of parish-based groups and supports the current groups with materials and workshops as needed.
3. Organizes the training program and ongoing supervision for new group facilitators.
4. Field calls from priests, deacons and parishioners seeking support from a Catholic therapist.
5. Keep Catholic Therapist list updated
6. Responsible for retrieving all Project Rachel calls and able to assess, then
refer to proper person/activity (priest/Sister of Life retreats/ therapists)
7. Continuing education – attend conferences to network and gain knowledge in the area of grief or post-abortion.
8. Responsible for marketing support groups, printing materials and disseminating in a timely manner (i.e. All Soul’s Day).
9. Plans and organizes educational events, information sessions for those who are suffering loss and on-going training for volunteers working in our program.
10. Responsible for annual report and future annual goal setting and projections
11. Provides pastoral materials and publications to parishes and funeral homes.
12. Coordinates post-abortion outreach: marketing, educational and pastoral initiatives.
13. Promote Catholic post-abortion services (retreats, counseling, Project Rachel) in the greater NY area.
14. Maintains the bereavement and post-abortion webpage.
15. Contact for the peri-natal hospice program in New York and for assisting couples with adverse pre-natal diagnoses.
Masters Degree preferred, social work or counseling degree or relevant previous experience necessary.
Bi-lingual is a plus.
Desire to make use of the program as a means to introduce people to the person and saving action of Jesus Christ.
Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, to teach and to motivate others. Must be willing and able to support the Office’s mission promoting the Church’s teaching on human sexuality, marriage, family life and respect for all human life.