Grief Support Group Facilitator

Thank you for your interest in being a group facilitator. As a facilitator, you will be assisting in our group activities and providing support to children/teens/young adults and/or their caregivers who are grieving the death of a loved one.

Responsibilities
1. Serve as member of the Volunteer Facilitator Team for one year.
2. Consistently attend biweekly support groups including pre-group and post-group meetings (evening groups are 5:45-9:00pm; Sunday afternoon groups are 1:00-4:00pm).
3. Provide emotional support to children/teens and families during the bereavement process
4. Listen to a bereaved person’s personal story with empathetic assurance of the grief process
5. Be aware of the need for professional intervention in the event of unhealthy or abnormal grief reactions and report to Program Coordinator
6. Reserve confidentiality of client/family concerns

Qualifications:
1. Be empathetic to bereaved families
2. Have a genuine concern for children/teens/adults
3. Be prompt and dedicated
4. Be flexible and open to change in meeting the spoken & unspoken needs of those in grief
5. Complete the volunteer application process – including DPS clearance
6. Complete Facilitator Training

Time and Place:
All support group sessions are currently held at 205 West Olmos Drive. Facilitators are assigned to a program night or Sunday afternoon, which meets every other week. Facilitators will work with a specific age group on their assigned program night/afternoon.

Commitment Period:
One Year (For Students: Continuing an additional semester will be at the discretion of the Program Director.)

Supervised by:
Program Coordinator for specific group and Director of Programs

STILL INTERESTED??

**All positions for Spring 2018 have been filled**

Deadline for Summer and/or Fall 2018 is March 16th!

To apply for a Summer or Fall 2018 Internship, please submit the following to [email protected]*

*Please note, in order to be eligible for an interview, all documents above must be submitted.