Children’s Grief Support Services | Bereavement Coordinator | Full-Time (30 Hours/Week) | Ann Arbor


Ele’s Place Ann Arbor is seeking a full-time Bereavement Coordinator. This position serves as part of our program staff and provides guidance and support to families, volunteers, and community members around issues of death, grief, and loss.  This position will oversee one or two assigned program sessions in our evening onsite grief support program for children, teens, and families.  

Essential Job Functions:

  • Acts as Bereavement Coordinator for the onsite peer support group program, overseeing assigned evening sessions, serving as either Family or Volunteer Bereavement Coordinator.
  • Provides guidance/support/feedback to program volunteers as it relates to their work with families. Briefs them about family updates, procedures, and other announcements. Helps ensures all program set-up/clean-up work is completed.
  • Provides guidance for Ele’s Place families about programming and enrollment. Identifies and coordinates additional referrals to outside resources, as indicated.
  • Conducts initial family calls and family intakes as assigned; provides follow-up support and referrals, as needed. Supports families throughout the enrollment process.
  • Provides guidance and support to families and other community members around issues of death, grief, and loss. Assists callers and visitors with inquiries seeking information, guidance, and/or referrals.
  • Maintains family and volunteer records and ensures that allinformation 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.
  • Participates in weekly program meetings and biweekly staff meetings.
  • Works with our team to assure continuity and quality of programming.
  • Helps to ensure that all program staff and volunteers follow child safety policies, emergency procedures, and building safety policies.
  • This position may also work within our school-based program - Ele’s Group. Partnering with area schools to provide grief support services to students during the school day.  
  • Coordinates other projects, as assigned.

Position Requirements (Skills & Abilities):

  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate support groups with children and adults.  
  • Ability to use basic technology – computer programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Dedicated to the philosophy and purpose of group work and grief support services.
  • Must possess sound judgment; prioritization and follow-through skills; attention to details; dependability, and ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Maintenance of expertise in knowledge of licensure standards.
  • Knowledge of bereavement and its impact on childhood development and families.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including assigned evenings. 
  • Professional integrity; responsible and accountable. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Knowledge and understanding of play as children’s language of communication and expression.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

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 is available to LLMSWs and LLPCs  working towards full licensure.

Expectations: This position requires working Mondays and one or two assigned evenings at our onsite bereavement program. The remaining hours can be flexible, depending on the needs of the program.  

Ele’s Place Offers a Comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with Matching up to 3%
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans
  • Parental Leave and Paid Leave
  • Professional Development Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Schedule

Pay:  $22.00 - $31.00 per hour

To Apply:  Please submit a resume and a cover letter to [email protected].  A cover letter is required for consideration for this role. For examples of cover letters, please click here -