Adult Peer Support Group | Bereavement Group Clinician (Openings in Lansing, Ann Arbor, Flint, and Grand Rapids)


Ele's Place seeks adult group clinicians to facilitate an adult peer support group at our evening Bereavement Program. An adult group clinician at Ele’s Place is responsible for ensuring an emotionally and physically safe group environment that 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
  • Flint Opening:  Support the Bereavement Coordinator during program night by assisting families and children, organizing activities, and setting up group rooms. Lead presentations to enhance the knowledge of volunteers.

Expectations: Completion of Ele’s Place facilitator training is required. The typical clinician workweek is 3.5 hours, one (1) evening every week. The evening consists of briefing and group prep (1.25 hours), group facilitation (1 hour), and debriefing (1.25 hours). Flint Opening: The clinician workweek is 5 hours on Tuesday evenings with group prep time of 2 hours.

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) is required. Experience working with grief and loss is 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

Salary Range: $70.00-$84.00 per evening (3.5 hours) commensurate with experience Flint Opening: $100.00-$$120.00 per evening  (5 hours) commensurate with experience

Benefits Package:

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Perk Platform

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] for consideration.  Please specify the desired branch location.