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6 Apr 2022

Full-Time Grief Counselor

Judis House Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description

This position reports to: Director of Programs

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Grief Counselor will participate in the development of the clinical milieu, lead and offer guidance to the support group process, conduct psychosocial assessments, provide individual and family counseling, share therapeutic expertise in order to provide best practices in grief support for children and their families, aid in the professional development of trainees, offer support and guidance to the research initiative, assist in the recruitment of volunteers, and conduct community outreach opportunities.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES SOUGHT:

  • Two years post-master’s experience in grief counseling/support AND/ORchild and adolescent counseling/therapy
  • Experience conducting assessments and providing therapeutic services to children and their families
  • Effective communication and public speaking skills
  • Experience with grief, loss, and trauma as they relate to providing therapy to bereaved children and families
  • Familiarity with diverse populations and local community resources

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

The Grief Counselor position requires license or license-eligible registration with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies as an LCSW, LMFT or LPC or psychologist

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Clinical

  • Meet regularly with program leadership for clinical and organizational consultation
  • Attend and participate in consultation meetings
  • Facilitate grief-therapy groups as assigned (evenings)
  • Ensure model fidelity by adhering to established curricula
  • Conduct non-group therapy grief counseling sessions as assigned
  • Assess individuals and families and recommend clinically appropriate therapeutic services
  • Assist with community-based referrals
  • Assist with trainee and volunteer recruitment
  • Support trainee and volunteer orientations
  • Participate in additional program events and client activities (e.g., Memorial Event, Hope for the Holidays, etc.)
  • Provide a minimum of one clinical in-service training per training cohort
  • Maintain clinically accurate and timely clinical documentation
  • Work collaboratively with all team members
  • Provide consultation and clinical support for crisis assessment and intervention
  • Licensed staff provide one hour of clinical supervision per week, per assigned trainee
  • Oversee the clinical and professional development of trainees based on collaborative roles (e.g., co-facilitating groups, interview presentation, client consultation)
  • Responsible for participating in Continuing Education (CE) in accordance with DORA and licensing requirements for current biennium

 Research and Evaluation

  • Evaluate program effectiveness through observation, experience, and gathering feedback
  • Participate in standard data collection processes
  • Assist in development and oversight of the program curricula, activities, and materials

 Community

  • Respond to community inquiries about grief support services and trainings
  • Assist with the organization’s public education efforts by providing training and outreach in the  community

 OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Promote the values of JH/JAG throughout the organization and external relationships.
  • Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events as required.
  • Collaborate with JH/JAG staff and perform job duties to advance the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and within a team, seeking guidance as appropriate.
  • Comply with all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Commitment to JH/JAG mission.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES:

Works with Clinical Training Manager to supervise trainees.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk as well as bend, squat, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Normal office conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

This position primarily works 4×10 Monday-Thursday and adjusts schedule to work eight assigned Fridays each year. The Grief Counselor must be available to work up to three evenings per week. This position is not eligible to work remotely.

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

Judi’s House/JAG Institute (JH/JAG) is the only free-standing organization in Metro Denver devoted solely to supporting grieving youth and families through comprehensive care, research, education, and advocacy. Its mission is to help children and families grieving a death find connection and healing. Since 2002, JH/JAG has supported more than 12,000 individuals, and educated many thousands more, toward the vision that no child should be alone in grief. The integration of research and practice in a community-based center has uniquely positioned JH/JAG to create social change around the issue of childhood bereavement’elevating it as a public priority and serving as a national leader in the effort to increase access to effective grief care for bereaved children and families.

JUDI’S HOUSE CORE VALUES:

Judi’s House expects to achieve its vision by adhering to four core values: Compassion, Accountability, Courage, and Respect. Nothing is more important than having a team of people that incorporates these values and holds each other accountable for living this culture every day at Judi’s House.

Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. We are an organization where everyone pitches in to get done what needs to be done.

It is the policy of Judi’s House to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation, or disability.

All offers are conditional on successful background checks. Our background checks include a search on the National Sex Offenders registry, and local, state and federal criminal databases.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete the application on our website at http://judishouse.hirecentric.com/jobsearch/ For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://judishouse.hirecentric.com/jobs/211559-44723.html

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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