Colorado Nonprofit Association
Bilingual Grief Counselor — $5000 Sign on Bonus
A Judi’s House Bilingual Grief Counselor is a passionate, committed, and dedicated mental health professional who wants to contribute to the organizational vision that no child should be alone in grief. The Grief Counselor participates in direct service and training by leading the therapeutic group process, conducting psychosocial assessments, providing individual and family counseling, aiding in the professional development of trainees, supporting the research initiative, presenting/participating in outreach and education opportunities, and supporting volunteer recruitment. The role supports Spanish-language clinical services at Judi’s House by contributing to the clinical milieu, guiding best practices, and advancing the JEDI initiative at the organization.
- Meet regularly with Program Leadership for clinical and organizational consultation/supervision
- Facilitate grief-therapy groups up to three evenings per week
- Ensure quality and effectiveness of groups by adhering to the established curricula
- Conduct individual, family, couples, and play therapy sessions as assigned
- Assesses individuals and families making recommendations for clinically appropriate therapeutic services
- Responsible for maintaining clinically accurate and timely electronic health record management
- Participate in additional program events and client activities
- Support recruitment of diverse trainees and volunteers who are representative of our community
- Conduct internship and volunteer orientations
- Provide consultation and clinical support for crisis assessment and intervention
- Provide one hour of clinical supervision per week, per assigned trainee
- Provide a minimum of one clinical in-service training per training cohort
- Guide 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)
- Assist Grief Care Coordination team with community-based referrals
- Expand the network of community referrals with a specific focus on Spanish-language services
- Support material translation
- Work collaboratively within the clinical team and throughout the organization
- Responsible for participating in Continuing Education (CE) in accordance with DORA and licensing requirements for the current biennium
Research and Evaluation
- Evaluate program effectiveness through observation, experience, and gathering feedback
- Participate in standard data collection processes
- Assist in development and oversight of the program curricula, activities, and materials
- Respond to inquiries from the community about grief support services
- Assist with the organization’s 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 responsibilities:
- 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
- Works with Clinical Training Manager to supervise trainees.
Active and registered license with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies as an LCSW, LMFT or LPC or psychologist
Education and Experience
- Minimum of 2 years post-master experience in grief counseling/support AND/OR child and adolescent counseling/therapy in Spanish and English
- Experience conducting assessments and providing therapeutic services to children and their families
- Effective communication and public speaking skills in Spanish and English
- Experience with grief, loss, and trauma as they relate to providing therapy to bereaved children and families
- Familiarity with diverse populations and local community resources
- Written and oral Spanish fluency
Knowledge and Skills
- Personal values for respect, compassion, courage, and accountability.
- Direct experience in clinical service delivery where bereavement, grief, and trauma are the primary presenting concerns for children and families.
- Demonstrated capacity to work with diverse populations, including clients, staff, and community partners.
- A commitment to strengthening Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through their role.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Exemplary attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills.
- Proven involvement/knowledge of evaluation and research activities and processes.
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk working on a computer
- Frequently required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, and use hands to fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms.
- Must be able to lift 25 pounds at a time.
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 14,000 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 expects to achieve its vision by adhering to four core values: Compassion, Accountability, Courage, 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.
Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Judi’s House/JAG Institute centers justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to welcome, respect, value, and support our clients, staff, board of directors, and volunteers. Grief is a universal experience. Yet, we know that there are significant barriers that prevent some from accessing grief care. Therefore, we are taking active steps to engage in ongoing learning, reflect the families in our community, respond to the cultural needs of our clients, and address discrimination and inequity.
In fulfilling our mission to help grieving children and families, we are committed to courageously fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion by continually adhering to the following in all aspects of our organization:
- Create safe space for all.
- Invite, engage, and respect every voice to inform our practices.
- Show humility, recognizing who we are and what we don’t know.
- Address systemic injustices and inequities that impact how communities are supported in navigating their grief.
- Lead with our core values to move toward our vision that no child should be alone in grief.
The Bilingual Grief Counselor position is a full time, exempt position working onsite.
This position primarily works four ten-hour shifts Monday – Thursdays and requires evening work up to three times a week.
Although some remote work is possible, this position is primarily onsite and in the community.
Salary range for this role is: $66,284-$79,095.50.