Judi's House
  • Programs - Interns/PGTs
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Other
  • Post-Graduate Trainee
  • None

Organization Background

Judi's House is a community-based, nonprofit bereavement center for children and families located in Denver, Colorado. Co-founded by former NFL quarterback Brian Griese, who lost his own mother to cancer when he was 12, and his wife, Dr. Brook Griese, a child clinical psychologist, the vision of Judi's House is that no child should be alone in grief. In order to achieve this vision, Judi's House is committed to providing comprehensive, innovative services for bereaved youth and families at Judi's House as well as in school- and community-based bereavement groups throughout Metro-Denver and beyond. Judi's House is also committed to contributing scholarly knowledge about the diverse needs of the bereaved and the impact of varied grief support services. Towards this effort, Judi's House established JAG Institute, a center of learning, focused on expanding the evaluation, research, training, and technology initiatives necessary to successfully disseminate trauma-informed bereavement programs. JAG Institute now houses the large-scale research initiative conducted in collaboration with the University of Colorado for over a decade. The integration of research and practice in our community-based setting has uniquely positioned Judi's House to create social change around the issue of childhood bereavement and serve as a national leader in the effort to increase access to effective, whole-family care for bereaved children and families.

Judi's House Attributes & Competencies

Judi's House expects to achieve its vision by adhering to three core values: COMPASSION, ACCOUNTABILITY and RESPECT. Nothing is more important than having a team of people that incorporate these values and hold each other accountable for living this culture every day at Judi's House:

Respect – Demonstrates, through behavior and communication, a respect for the work environment and for fellow colleagues. Takes care of communal space and consider how actions will affect others. Helps coworkers where able to make the jobs of others easier or more productive.
Accountability –Accountable to others, and effective in promoting an accountable culture when working in teams. Willing to make appropriate sacrifices to meet team goals.
Compassion – Exhibits compassion towards the children and families who seek our help and for fellow staff, trainees and volunteers. Sensitive to the nature of Judi's House work.
Integrity – Maintains high ethical standards. Exemplifies honesty with strong moral principles. When situations are ambiguous, is inclusive and collaborative when making decisions. Earns trust and maintains confidences.
Positive Attitude –Consistently looks for the good in coworkers and workplace. Maintains enthusiasm for the work they do and the larger mission.
Adaptability – Demonstrates an ability to learn quickly and adapts to changing environments.
Organization – Able to work in a systematic manner; documents key processes as needed to allow transparency across other team members.
Efficiency - Prioritizes tasks appropriately and focuses on higher priorities to produce key results with minimal wasted effort.
Persistence – Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to take initiative and contribute to departmental and team goals.

Position Summary:

The Post Graduate Trainee at Judi's House works closely with the Program Team to provide the highest standard of direct service to grieving children and families. This person participates in the development of the clinical program, leads and offers guidance to the therapeutic group process, conducts psychosocial assessments, supports providing best practices in grief support for children and families, aids in the professional development of interns, and conducts community outreach opportunities. This position requires flexibility, initiative, and strong time management skills.

Key Traits and Qualifications:
Education or Formal Training
• Post Graduate Trainees must have a minimum of a master's degree in social work, psychology, therapy, counseling, or related field. The Post Graduate Trainee position is for a professional actively seeking licensure in the state of Colorado as an LPC, LCSW or Licensed Psychologist.
• Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) candidates are encouraged to apply.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Supervised training experience in grief counseling/support AND/OR child and adolescent counseling/therapy
• Experience conducting assessments and providing support services for children and their families
• Effective communication and public speaking skills
• Experience with grief, loss and trauma as they relate to serving bereaved children and families
• Familiarity with diverse populations and local community resources

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Clinical
• Meet regularly with the Internship Training Manager or other Licensed Grief Counselor for clinical and/or organizational supervision.
• Facilitates groups as assigned.
• Participate in the client intake and assessment process.
• Assesses individuals and families for the most clinically appropriate therapeutic services available.
• Assist Grief Care Coordinator with community based referrals as appropriate.
• Ensure quality and effectiveness of groups by adhering to the established curriculum.
• Responsible for maintaining clinically accurate and timely record management
• Work in a collaborative manner within the treatment team and throughout the organization.
• Participation in at least one special event every six months (may occur on a weekend).

Research and Evaluation
• Evaluate program effectiveness through observation, experience and gathering feedback.
• Participate in data collection as part of standard intake and follow-up procedures.
• Assist in development and oversight of the program curriculum, activities and materials.

Position Requirements:
• Minimum of 20 hours/week.
• Post graduate trainees contract for six months with the possibility of extension.
• Available days and evenings (Monday-Thursday) -- committing to a minimum of three evening groups (5:00-8:30pm) at any given time. 
• Available on Thursday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
• Participation in weekly clinical review meeting (11:00 am - 1:00 pm Thursday).
• Flexibility in job responsibilities – must be willing to do some clerical work and housework (requirement of all staff members and trainees).
• Flexible schedule with ability to have varied hours (some days some evenings) based on clinical needs.
• Follow all requirements as outlined in employee/trainee manual.
• For new or returning trainees, participation in appropriate training weekend

Our Commitment to Trainees:
• Minimum of one hour of individual supervision per week. Supervision meets DORA standards for licensure.
• Minimum of two hours of clinical review and case consultation per week.
• Experience working with most/all age groups.
• Experience conducting comprehensive psychosocial assessments.
• Experience doing individual/family counseling (depending on schedule and need).
• Attend/provide in-house trainings on grief and other mental health related topics.
• Commitment towards self-care for all staff/interns.
• Ability to define special projects for program development, evaluation and improvement.
• Twenty hours of paid time off per 6-month contract provided.
• Monetary stipend of $6,500 per 6-month contract.

Other Duties/Responsibilities:
• Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events as required.
• Collaborate with Judi's House staff and perform job duties to advance the organization's mission and vision.
• Demonstrate ability to work independently and within a team and seek guidance as appropriate.
• Demonstrate ability to prioritize, attend to, and complete multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.
• Comply with all organizational policies and procedures.

 

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.

 




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