Reiki Volunteer (Client Facing Position)

Reports to: Director of Integrative Therapies  
Department: Client Care
Schedule and Hours Required: Schedule varies; approximately 3 – 5 hours/per week
Position Location: Dempsey Center – Lewiston, Maine

The Reiki Volunteer offers Reiki to clients of the Dempsey Center, to promote relaxation, better sleep, and to reduce anxiety and stress. During a session, the Reiki Volunteer will use standard and accepted Reiki hand positions to focus on different parts of the client’s body.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the room and massage table for service. Place a clean sheet on the table, adjust table to correct height, soften lighting and cue music if any.
  • Greet client, explain Reiki and its benefits, and what to expect during the session
  • Provide Reiki session for 35 – 40 minutes
  • Wrap-up client session: offer water, assist with safe transfer from massage table (if applicable), check in with client about effect of session. Invite client to return, if appropriate.
  • Clean treatment room, change all linens that have contacted client during session. Dispose of used linens in appropriate and designated receptacles.
  • Complete Reiki Documentation form after each session. File Documentation Forms in Reiki file cabinet. Shred daily schedule with client information at the end of shift.
  • Log volunteer hours.
  • Attend Reiki Volunteer meetings.

Skills and Experience:

  • Practice a calm, confident, friendly demeanor, creating a safe environment for the client.
  • Demonstrated empathy and compassion to those impacted by cancer.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to listen attentively without judgment.
  • Demonstrated professional boundaries to include refraining from offering professional or personal advice outside of the Reiki Volunteer scope of work.
  • Comfortable in a patient care-oriented environment.
  • Ability to understand and strictly adhere to guidelines of confidentiality and client privacy, both inside and outside the Dempsey Center.
  • Practice all aspects of client safety.

Education or Certifications:
• Must hold certifications at a Master’s Level.
• Must practice Reiki on a regular basis.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand and/or sit for periods of up to 4 hours.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.

Other Requirements:
• Must attend Dempsey Experience Training
• Maintains professional behavior, dress and appearance at all times while volunteering
• Must use discretion and take confidentiality seriously; HIPAA-specific training will be provided.

Required for All Volunteers:

  • Background check
  • Annual Influenza Immunization or Declination Notice
  • COVID-19 vaccination

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Dempsey Center
The Dempsey Center promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. The Dempsey Center encourages applications from qualified candidates of every age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and veteran status.

At the Dempsey Center, we celebrate diversity, advance equity, and create a culture of respect and belonging built on safety, human dignity, and bravery.

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