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Grief Support Services | Bereavement Group Clinician (Openings in All Locations: Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing)

Ele's Place is seeking Adult Group Clinicians who will facilitate an Adult Peer Support Group at our evening Bereavement Program. An Adult Clinician at Ele’s Place is responsible for ensuring an emotionally and physically safe group environment which 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

Expectations: Completion of Ele’s Place Facilitator training is required. The typical workweek is 3.5 hours, one (1) evening every week with required attendance at briefing and debriefing meetings each night assigned.

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) required. Experience working with grief and loss 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: $20.00-$24.00 per hour commensurate with experience

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to HR@elesplace.org for consideration. Please indicate which Branch location you are applying to.

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Special Events Intern:  Ann Arbor 

Unpaid Internship: 10 – 15 hours/week for 4 months

Description:

Ele's Place Ann Arbor is the only nonprofit in Ann Arbor, and the surrounding southeast Michigan area, dedicated solely to helping children and teens work with and through grief alongside their peers.

Ele’s Place Ann Arbor was established in 2007 by offering one night of weekly programming. In 2019, after opening the doors to our new dedicated healing center - a Home for Healing Hearts – we expanded our services to four nights, providing 24 peer grief support groups per week for grieving children, teens, and their families. The need for our services is critical - in Washtenaw County alone, 4,500 children and teens could potentially benefit from the services of Ele’s Place.

Our peer grief support programs are offered free of charge, for as long as a family needs. With that said, we are 100% supported by individuals, companies, small businesses and foundations in our community through donations, pledges, sponsorships and fundraising events. We are looking for a self-motivated and passionate intern interested in the Ele’s Place mission of creating awareness of and support for grieving children, teens and their families, while gaining valuable organizational and fundraising event experience.

Our unpaid internship program lasts four (4) months: January 9, 2023 – May 12, 2023.

Under the direction of the Events Coordinator, the Special Events Intern will specifically work on event planning, preparation and organization of two major fundraising events. The intern should be a self-starter who will take on high-level roles for fundraising events, is a clear communicator, and wants to gain experience in event and sponsor relations.

Responsibilities:

  • MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: MUST be available in-person, all day/evening on Friday, May 5 & Saturday, May 6, 2023 
  • Assist in all aspects of planning two (2) major fundraising events, working with event stakeholders (vendors, sponsors, etc.), coordination, and execution 
  • Prior to event #1, main responsibility is to maintain auction items within Click-Bid Auction software including, assisting with procurement of auction items, bundling auction packages, photographing auction items, and writing auction program copy 
  • Assist in creating event collateral including print, social media, and email blasts under the direction of the Communications Manager 
  • Other marketing tasks related to the events as needed (ticketing/registration site updates, etc.) 
  • Conduct research and find resources to help Events Coordinator make financial decisions about event possibilities 
  • Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process 
  • Train “Day Of” event volunteers 
  • Assist with sponsorship and donor acknowledgements

Qualifications:

Applicants should possess strong ethics and integrity, outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communications skills, and a strong academic record. We are looking for a take-charge, personable individual with the ability to manage administrative details and event logistics.

Other necessary qualifications include: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age 
  • Passionate about the Ele’s Place mission and making a difference in our community 
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple tasks, problem solve and attention to detail 
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and is highly reliable 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Proficient using the Office 365 and Google Docs
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to sbodner1@elesplace.org for consideration.

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Ele's Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.