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Ann Arbor Children’s Grief Support Services | School-Based Program Co-Coordinator / Family Bereavement Coordinator

 

Ele’s Place Ann Arbor is seeking someone with the passion to ensure that no child grieves alone. This position is full time (40 hours/week) serving as a member of Program staff, reporting to the Program Director. This position will co-coordinate Ele’s Group, the school-based program (60%), and serve as Bereavement Coordinator for the evening Bereavement Support Group Program (40%).

Essential Job Functions:

  • Co-coordinates the implementation and growth of Ele’s Group in partner schools and other off-site locations.
  • Works with principals and school clinical staff at designated partnering schools and with appropriate staff at other off-site locations, to schedule and implement off-site groups, and schedule informational sessions for teachers and other staff.
  • Co-coordinates school group assignments to staff and/or Ele’s Group Facilitators.
  • Provides training, supervision and support to the Ele’s Place staff and Ele’s Group Facilitators assigned to off-site groups, and ensures that supplies are provided. 
  • Maintains adequate inventory of school supplies.
  • Actively promotes and conducts speaking engagements with groups of teachers and school counselors on helping grieving children and teens.
  • Acts as Bereavement Coordinator for the Bereavement Support Group Program, overseeing assigned support group sessions on assigned program night, serving as either Family Bereavement Coordinator or Facilitator/Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Oversees assigned program sessions in our evening grief support program for children, teens, and families.
  • Conducts family intakes and orientations as assigned; provides follow-up and referrals, as needed.
  • Provides guidance and support to families and other community members around issues of death, grief, and loss.
  • Maintains family records as assigned and ensures that family information on database system is correct and up-to-date.
  • Makes presentations to community groups, teachers, physicians, etc. about Ele’s Place and children’s grief issues as assigned.

Education Requirements: Minimum of LLMSW, LLP, LLMFC, or LLPC state licensure (or equivalent state licensure with a master’s degree in a mental health-related field) is required. Experience working with grief and loss is strongly preferred.

Position Requirements (Skills & Abilities):

  • Ability to organize and facilitate grief support groups
  • Ability to use technology (hardware and software) required
  • Must be dedicated to the philosophy and purpose of grief services
  • Must possess sound judgment; prioritization and follow-through skills; attention to details; dependability; tact; and ability to maintain confidential information
  • Maintains expertise in knowledge of licensure standards

Expectations: The typical workweek has varying hours, generally five (5) days per week (some scheduling flexibility), and requires working one (1) evening per week. This position travels offsite to schools and other locations.

Pay:  $45,000.00 - $64,000.00 per year

To Apply: Please submit a resume and a cover letter to HR@elesplace.org for consideration.

West Michigan Children’s Grief Support Services | School-Based Program Co-Coordinator / Family Bereavement Coordinator

 

Ele’s Place West Michigan is seeking someone with the passion to ensure that no child grieves alone. This position is full time (30-40 hours/week) serving as a member of Program staff. This position will co-coordinate Ele’s Group, the school-based program, and serve as Bereavement Coordinator for the Thursday evening Bereavement Support Group Program.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Co-coordinates the implementation and growth of Ele’s Group in partner schools and other off-site locations.
  • Works with principals and school clinical staff at designated partnering schools and with appropriate staff at other off-site locations, to schedule and implement off-site groups, and schedule informational sessions for teachers and other staff.
  • Co-coordinates school group assignments to staff and/or Ele’s Group Facilitators.
  • Provides training, supervision and support to the Ele’s Place staff and Ele’s Group Facilitators assigned to off-site groups, and ensures that supplies are provided. 
  • Maintains adequate inventory of school supplies.
  • Actively promotes and conducts speaking engagements with groups of teachers and school counselors on helping grieving children and teens.
  • Acts as Bereavement Coordinator for the Bereavement Support Group Program, overseeing assigned support group sessions on Thursday nights. Coordinates volunteers and serves as the contact person for families who attend groups on Thursday nights.
  • Oversees assigned program sessions in our evening grief support program for children, teens, and families.
  • Conducts family intakes and orientations as assigned; provides follow-up and referrals, as needed.
  • Provides guidance and support to families and other community members around issues of death, grief, and loss.
  • Maintains family records as assigned and ensures that family information on database system is correct and up-to-date.
  • Makes presentations to community groups, teachers, physicians, etc. about Ele’s Place and children’s grief issues as assigned.
  •  Co-coordinates recruitment and training of Program volunteers.

Education Requirements: Minimum of LLMSW, LLP, LLMFC, or LLPC state licensure (or equivalent state licensure with a master’s degree in a mental health-related field) is required. Experience working with grief and loss is strongly preferred. Supervision available to LLMSWs working towards full licensure.

Position Requirements (Skills & Abilities):

  • Ability to organize and facilitate grief support groups
  • Ability to use technology (hardware and software) required
  • Must be dedicated to the philosophy and purpose of grief services
  • Must possess sound judgment; prioritization and follow-through skills; attention to details; dependability; tact; and ability to maintain confidential information
  • Maintains expertise in knowledge of licensure standards

Expectations: The typical workweek has varying hours, generally four (4) to five (5) days per week (some scheduling flexibility), and requires working one (1) evening per week on Thursday. This position travels offsite to schools and other locations.

Pay:  $21.63 - $30.77 per hour

To Apply: Please submit a resume and a cover letter to HR@elesplace.org for consideration. Please include preferred location.

 

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Ele’s Place Offers a Comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Parental Leave
  • 401(k)
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program

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Grief Support Services | Bereavement Group Clinician (All Locations: Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing)

 

Ele's Place is seeking Adult Group Clinicians who will facilitate an Adult Peer Support Group at our evening Bereavement Program. An Adult Clinician at Ele’s Place is responsible for ensuring an emotionally and physically safe group environment which promotes trust and sharing among group participants. Group members are parents or guardians of children and/or teens attending our grief support group program.


Topics of Discussion May Include:

  • Parenting children/teens who are grieving
  • Exploring how grief is experienced or expressed by children based on their age and developmental stage
  • Helping children find appropriate ways to express grief and cope with the death
  • School difficulties; advocating for their children with teachers and educational systems
  • Financial changes, difficulties and/or legal concerns
  • Balancing the emotional and physical needs within the family
  • Establishing new family roles, traditions and routines
  • Navigating grief that has additional complicating factors - nature of the death, not being able to say good-bye, unfinished business with the person who died

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide structure, direction and support to the group process, including beginning each group with an opening circle, and closing with an appropriate closing ritual
  • In debriefing, provide a brief overview of group themes and any relevant concerns
  • Attend facilitator meetings and facilitator in-service meetings
  • Maintain professional standards and boundaries; abide by Ele’s Place policies and procedures

Expectations: Completion of Ele’s Place Facilitator training is required during June or July (dependent upon location). Program will commence in the Fall. The typical workweek is 3.5 hours, one (1) evening every week with required attendance at briefing and debriefing meetings each night assigned.

Education Requirements: A minimum of LLMSW or LLPC state licensure (or equivalent state licensure with a master’s degree in a mental health related field) required. Experience working with grief and loss strongly preferred.

Position Requirements (Skills & Abilities):

  • Strong social work or counseling skills to provide group support
  • Adapt to flexible schedule as necessary
  • Effective listening and strong communication skills
  • Maintains expertise in knowledge of licensure standards

Pay:  $18.36 - $24.48 per hour

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to HR@elesplace.org for consideration.

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COVID-19 Considerations:  Masks are required for all Ele's Place program participants, volunteers and staff. Distancing measures are in place for onsite programs as well as sanitizing and handwashing/hygiene practices.

Ele's Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.