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Bereavement Coordinator- Ann Arbor Location


Job Description

This position is a part-time (20 hour/week) position that oversees assigned support group program sessions and related programming responsibilities. Provides guidance, information, and referrals to families and others regarding issues of death, grief, and loss.

Education Requirements: A minimum of LLMSW, LLP, LLMFC, or LLPC state licensure (or equivalent state licensure with a master’s degree in a mental health related field)

Position Requirements (Skills & Abilities):

· Experience working in bereavement

· Knowledge of grief issues and community resources

· Experience working with volunteers (preferred)

· Ability to work a flexible schedule

· Ability to work as a team member

· Excellent organizational skills

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides guidance for Ele’s Place families about programming questions and concerns. Identifies and coordinates Ele’s Place families in need of referrals to mental health therapists, protective services, or other outside resources.
  • Provides guidance/support/feedback to facilitators and volunteers. Briefs them about new family updates, procedures, and other announcements. Ensures all program set-up/clean-up work is completed.
  • Coordinates and conducts family intakes and orientations; provides follow-up and referral as needed.
  • Maintains family records, including records of applications sent and received, and ensures that family information on database system is correct and up-to-date.
  • Coordinates group assignments for family members, with assistance from Program Director.
  • Assists callers and visitors with inquiries seeking information, guidance, and/or referrals.
  • Maintains inventory of program supplies and ensures that supplies are procured.
  • Helps to ensure that child safety policies, emergency procedures and building safety policies are followed by all program staff and volunteers.

Fulfills one or more of the following specific responsibilities, as assigned:

  • Produces quarterly family bulletin.
  • Compiles satisfaction survey results.
  • Assists with facilitator training program by presenting one or more topics.
  • Plans for and coordinates activity room projects.
  • Makes presentations to community groups, teachers, physicians, etc. about Ele’s Place and children’s grief issues.
  • Keeps therapist referral list and/or community resources lit up-to-date.
  • Coordinates other projects, as assigned.
  • Participates in Program Team meetings and works with the staff to ensure applicable strategic plan goals are achieved.
  • Adopts staff team philosophy and work habits.

Position Objectives:

This position is responsible for the provision of bereavement services to children and families; making sure children and their families receive exceptional support throughout their grief journey.

Minimum Physical Expectations:

  • Physical activity that often requires keyboarding, sitting, phone work and filing.
  • Physical activity that often requires extensive time working on a computer.
  • Physical activity that often requires lifting under 25 lbs.
  • Physical activity that sometimes requires travel – car, train, and/or air.
  • Physical activity that sometimes requires bending, stooping, reaching, climbing, kneeling and/or twisting.
  • ·Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.
  • Must hear and speak well enough to conduct business over the telephone or face to face (in English) for long periods of time.

Minimum Environmental Expectations:

This position will require working indoors. Typical workweek is eight (8) hour workdays, five (5) days per week (there is flexibility here),and includes working two evenings per week. This position deals with some challenging situations and could be stressful.

Ele's Place is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $18.00 - $23.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
All services provided by Ele's Place are being offered in a virtual capacity. Position will primarily work in a remote capacity for the duration of the pandemic.