Judi's House
  • - Programs
  • DENVER, CO, USA
  • Full Time

This position reports to:  Director of Programs

Position type: Full Time, Non-Exempt

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Grief Counselor at Judi's House participates in the development of the clinical milieu, leads and offers guidance to the support group process, conducts psychosocial assessments, provides individual and family counseling, shares therapeutic expertise in order to provide best practices in grief support for children and their families, aids in the professional development of interns, offers support and guidance to the research initiative, assists in the recruitment of volunteers, and conducts community outreach opportunities.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES SOUGHT:
• Two years of post-master's 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

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:
The Grief Counselor position is a licensed or licensed-eligible LCSW, LMFT or LPC or psychologist with a minimum of a master's level education in social work, psychology, therapy, counseling, or related field.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
CLINICAL
• Meet regularly with Director of Programs for clinical and organizational supervision
• Attend and participate in weekly consultation group meetings
• Facilitates grief-therapy groups as assigned
• Conduct individual and family grief counseling sessions 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 Coordination team with community-based referrals as appropriate
• Conduct internship and volunteer orientations as scheduled
• Ensure quality and effectiveness of groups by adhering to the established curriculum
• Participate in additional program events and client activities
• Provide a minimum of one clinical in-service training per training cohort
• Responsible for maintaining clinically accurate and timely electronic health record management
• Responsible for participating in Continuing Education Units (CEU) in accordance with DORA and licensing requirements for current biennium
• Work in a collaborative manner within the treatment team and throughout the organization
• Provide consultation and clinical support for crisis assessment and intervention as assigned/needed
• Licensed staff provide one hour of clinical supervision per week, per assigned trainee
• Responsible for the clinical and professional development of assigned trainee as well as all trainees based on collaborative roles (e.g. co-facilitating groups, interview presentation or client consultation)

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

VOLUNTEERS
• Assist with volunteer recruitment and training

COMMUNITY
• Respond to inquiries from the community about grief support services
• Assist with the organizations public education program by conducting trainings at community partner organizations
• Seek out and participate in outreach efforts to recruit families by making presentations and attending community events

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
• Promote the values of JH/JAG throughout the organization and external relationships.
• Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events as required.
• Collaborate with JH/JAG staff and perform job duties to advance the organization's mission and vision.
• Demonstrate ability to work independently and within a team, seeking guidance as appropriate.
• Comply with all organizational policies and procedures.
• Commitment to JH/JAG mission.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES:
None.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk as well as bend, squat, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Normal office conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
Judi's House/JAG Institute (JH/JAG) is the only free-standing organization in Metro Denver devoted solely to supporting grieving youth and families through comprehensive care, research, education, and advocacy. Its mission is to help children and families grieving a death find connection and healing. Since 2002, JH/JAG has supported nearly 10,000 individuals, and educated many thousands more, toward the vision that no child should be alone in grief. The integration of research and practice in a community-based center has uniquely positioned JH/JAG to create social change around the issue of childhood bereavement'elevating it as a public priority and serving as a national leader in the effort to increase access to effective grief care for bereaved children and families.

JUDI'S HOUSE CORE VALUES:
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 incorporates these values and holds each other accountable for living this culture every day at Judi's House.
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.
All offers are conditional on successful background checks. Our background checks include a search on the National Sex Offenders registry, and local, state and federal criminal databases.

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