Advocate: A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.
Synonyms: Champion, upholder, supporter, spokesman.
Grief: Deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone’s death.
Synonyms: Misery, anguish, pain, distress, agony
Care: The provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something.
Synonyms: Safekeeping, supervision, protection
A Reproductive Grief Care Advocate meets face to face with women and men who have experienced a reproductive loss in the forms of; miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, hysterectomy, and abortion. The Advocate will work with the hurting women and men as they journey through healing from their reproductive loss.
To be a Reproductive Grief Care Advocate at Sierra Pregnancy + Health, a person must be able to demonstrate the love of Christ to each person that enters the clinic without judgement or prejudice. This person must have excellent listening skills, know when to be silent, and be comfortable with sitting in someone’s pain and grief. A Grief Care Advocate is not a licensed counselor and is not in the position of telling a client how they should or should not grieve. A Reproductive Grief Care Advocate is to demonstrate compassion, empathy, genuineness, and unconditional love to the person they are advocating for while taking them through a specific guided curriculum tailored to the client’s specific needs.
SHIFTS: A Reproductive Grief Care Advocate works one day per week for a 3.5-hour period. The shifts are Monday-Thursday from 9:45 am -1:15 pm OR 12:45 pm -4:15 pm. Reproductive Grief Care Advocates work on the same day and shift every week. They do not switch days or times. Because we offer support outside our local area, they may also be required to work remotely via an online video-conferencing portal through thera-Link. This will be at the discretion of the Director of Reproductive Grief Care + Education.