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Join Team Dougy!

Thank you for your interest in joining Team Dougy.

Dougy Center is committed to providing support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their family members who are grieving before and after a death can share their experiences. On Team Dougy, you can be a part of ensuring that every child has an opportunity for hope and healing. We are a small non-profit with big hearts.

Dougy Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. With our mission and with the well-being of all families who are grieving in mind, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.

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GRIEF SERVICES COORDINATOR

As a full-time Grief Services Coordinator and part of the Program Team, you will be responsible for planning and running support groups for children, teens, young adults, adult caregivers, and volunteers. Additionally, you’ll collaborate with other program staff on planning and implementing innovative programming ideas, volunteer facilitator trainings, and collaborative projects with outside organizations. As a member of the Program Team, you will also provide direct phone support to individuals seeking support and resources before and after a death.

You will not have on-call responsibilities, and there is minimal clinical documentation (no progress notes!). Since you won’t be overseeing or engaging with individual work, there isn’t a high case load.

We will particularly appreciate your experience working with the specific populations the Dougy Center is looking to increase our support for: Black/African American and Latino/Latinx communities. We also will appreciate your approachability, passion for our work, and sense of humor.

Experience

Required:

  • Master’s Degree in a human services field (Counseling, Social Work, etc.)
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience working with children, teens, and/or adults
  • Understanding of the grief process
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the agency’s mission; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and values
  • Ability to work in person mostly at SE Portland location (3909 SE 52nd Ave), and flexibility to work at Dougy Center locations in Beaverton and Canby as needed, with some work-from home
  • Includes evening and/or weekend hours within a set schedule

Preferred:

  • Experience working with children and adults in groups
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

Salary, Benefits, and Employee Status Information:

  • $50,000 - $55,000, depending on experience
  • Full-time, exempt employee status
  • Hybrid office/work-from-home schedule
  • Employer-paid medical, vision, and dental coverage
  • Employer-matched retirement fund
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Dog friendly office

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and chronological resume to our search consultant, Kathy Kniep, at kathy@kathykniep.com, by April 15, 2024.

An email acknowledgment will be sent to all applicants within two business days. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within that timeframe, please contact Kathy Kniep, kathy@kathykniep.com or 503-309-3433.

All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

The position will remain open until filled.

Not sure if you should apply? Please call Kathy Kniep with questions at 503-309-4433.

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Dougy Center: The National Grief Center for Children & Families is committed to providing grief support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families can share their experiences before and after a death. We provide support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children who are grieving. With this mission and with the well-being of all families who are grieving in our community in mind, we will demonstrate Dougy Center’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and specifically, fair and inclusive access to meaningful and relevant resources and services for all people who are grieving in our community. We are committed to engaging in intentional dialogue to foster a community based on our organizational values of respect, integrity, stewardship, and excellence.

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Become a Dougy Center Volunteer Facilitator. Work directly with kids, teens, young adults, and their adult family members at one of Dougy Center’s three metro area locations. Complete the free volunteer facilitator training, then work with the grief support group that fits your interests and schedule. Volunteers commit to giving 3.5 hours every other week for a year.

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Dougy Center has been recognized for several years as a 100 Best Nonprofit to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine. Oregon Business named us as a 100 Best Green Workspaces in Oregon. And we are one of Portland Business Journal's Most Admired Non-Profits.

With our mission in mind, we are committed to engaging in intentional dialogue to foster a community based on our organizational values of respect, integrity, stewardship, and excellence. We believe that every staff member brings a unique perspective and skills to our team and are actively searching for new people to bring new perspectives and ideas to the work we do.

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