Grief Counselor Resume Samples

A Grief Counselor helps grieving clients explore and examine their feelings through individual or group therapy sessions. The counselors offer advice, and suggestions for coping with grief and at times may refer patients to support groups for getting additional help. Other common duties included on the Grief Counselor Resume include the following – taking and reviewing notes, monitoring the patient’s progress, recording clinical observations and updating client files, assisting clients to overcome the loss of loved ones and pets, monitoring client’s progress, and adjusting treatment plans, facilitating sessions with family members and caregivers, and collaborating with medical health specialists on medication needs when required.

To ensure success, the Grief Counselors need exceptional insight into psychology, demonstrable experience in providing bereavement therapy, competency in electronic health record systems, solid knowledge of the psychology of loss and stages of grief, and the ability to stay informed on developments in the field of bereavement counseling. The job typically needs a master’s degree in counseling or therapy discipline or mental health counseling.

Grief Counselor Resume example

Grief Counselor Resume

Summary : Licensed Professional Counselor seeking full-time counseling opportunity that will utilize experience in providing assessments, individual and group counseling, and support to individuals seeking mental health assistance.

Skills : Inventory Management, Data Entry.

Description :

    1. Met and counseled parents and family members who had experienced a fetal loss.
    2. Provided grief materials, follow-up calls and facilitated bi-monthly grief support group meetings for the parents and their families.
    3. Recruited, trained, and supervised volunteers who came to the hospital to make monthly visits to new mothers.
    4. Provided presentations at churches and community organization meetings.
    5. Supervised 10-15 volunteers ensuring follow-up contacts with the new mothers.
    6. Held monthly meetings with all veterans and new volunteers.
    7. Provided OB patients with resources, parenting materials, list of pediatricians.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Computer & Business


Grief Counselor Resume

Headline : Seasoned professional looking to grow and succeed in a dynamic environment. A proven track record of exceeding departmental goals while initiating operational enhancements to improve quality and reduce costs.

Skills : Good Counseling, Planning Skills.

Description :

    1. Counseled family and patients when loved ones passed away, and counseled dying patients. 
    2. Followed families after their loved ones died, and provided other services-referrals to funeral homes, etc.
    3. Kept detailed reports and provide referrals for families. 
    4. Made phone calls on behalf of families.
    5. Shared empathy, compassion, and sympathy with them.
    6. Attended funerals for family support.
    7. Kept in touch with family via phone and e-mails.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor's In Human Services


Grief Counselor Resume

Objective : Licensed Clinical Social Worker with seven years of experience working with diverse populations in residential, support group, and school-based settings providing case management and therapeutic services.

Skills : Directing Skills, Educational Skills.

Description :

    1. Grief Speaker at various groups in High Desert.
    2. Make phone calls and in-home visits to discuss options for ore-need funeral arrangements.
    3. Greet guests at funeral services.
    4. Deliver food to grieving.
    5. Assigned by assorted insurance companies.
    6. Made nursing home contact for placement, confirmed home health services for patients when they were discharged, and made state family services referrals when necessary.
    7. Responsible for community education and speaking to local organizations and groups regarding grief recovery programs and specifics of stages/experiences of grief and coping mechanisms.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA In Human Services

Grief Counselor Resume

Summary : Seeks to secure a professional counseling/therapy position with an agency that offers the opportunity to use expertise in working with individuals and families who are experiencing a major life transition such as disability, terminal illness, death of a loved one, or change in family structure.

Skills : Microsoft Outlook, Supply Chain, Shipping, Filing, Receptionist, Counseling.

Description :

    1. Developed and coordinated counseling and support services for pet owners having a difficult time coping with the illness, treatment protocols, or death of a pet.
    2. Operated a pet loss support hotline available to anyone in the country wishing to call and talk about their loss.
    3. Supervised graduate-level counseling students completing their practicum or internship requirements for their degrees.
    4. Supervised one student per semester for approximately 18 semesters.
    5. Developed a one-credit course on end-of-life issues in veterinary medicine.
    6. Hired and supervised approximately 15 client advocate volunteers who provided support and information to our veterinary clients in the waiting areas in the small animal hospital.
    7. Planned and implemented several communication skills enhancement activities for the veterinary students at all four-course levels.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Ph.D. In Counselor Education

Grief Counselor Resume

Summary : Hard-working and dedicated individual looking to improve and utilize personal intellect and professional experience to contribute to the organization's noble goals and simultaneously provide excellent service and opportunities for company development and personal growth.

Skills : Fast/Adaptive Learning, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving.

Description :

    1. Aided children in the healing process by providing therapy for those dealing with the loss of a loved one.
    2. Sole accompaniment for children.
    3. Conducted intakes and managed referrals for grief counseling and recovery.
    4. Provided individual counseling with clients and served as a group therapy leader for widowers.
    5. Responsible for community education and speaking to local organizations and groups regarding the Grief Recovery program and specifics of stages.
    6. Assisting families in the service area in coming to terms with grief.
    7. Completed the initial patient assessment visit under a deadline of 48 hours.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
PH.D.

Grief Counselor Resume

Summary : Looking to obtain a position that will enable using working skills, educational background, abilities, and experiences to further expand knowledge and work ethics in a positive environment and become an asset to the company.

Skills : Coordinating, Planning, Managing, Strong Leadership, Team Player.

Description :

    1. Counsel young adults who have lost a loved one through grief counseling.
    2. Have done this for the past 4 years.
    3. Provide one-on-one grief therapeutic services and crisis intervention to hospice patients, their families, and also to the community.
    4. Provided grief counseling and outreach.
    5. Developed and facilitated various support groups.
    6. Performed public education on grief and loss via seminars.
    7. Caseload of the adults, teens, adolescents, and children.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Ph.D. in Counselor Education

Grief Counselor Resume

Summary : Seeks to obtain a position that will enable to use working skills, educational background, abilities, and experiences to further expand knowledge and work ethics in a positive environment and become an asset to the company.

Skills : Customer Service, Human Resources, Project Management.

Description :

    1. Console families during times of grief to make important decisions for their loved one's services.
    2. Refer to services they might need to use.
    3. Coordinate and ran grief support groups for pediatric children after a loss.
    4. Develop and implemented a curriculum focused on grief.
    5. Conducted bi-weekly sessions with two students within the University.
    6. Conceptualized ideas on how to discuss grief in a creative method that is age-appropriate.
    7. Establish and maintain rapport with group members and their families.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Ph.D. in Counselor Education

Grief Counselor Resume

Summary : Seeks to attain a most challenging position addressing the needs of inner-city youth through community outreach and diverse avenues of communication.

Skills : Organization, Inventory Management, Coordinating, Planning.

Description :

    1. Plan age-appropriate activities and facilitate groups for youth ages 4 to 18.
    2. Client Care / Needs Analysis.
    3. Product knowledge, research & suitability.
    4. Assisted families in the organization of a member's final arrangements, and the documentation and steps afterward to minimize stress and anxiety.
    5. Meets with clients individually and in the group.
    6. Provided bereavement follow-up visit with family within one month after the death of the family member.
    7. Co-developed and implemented a new bereavement.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Ph.D. in Counselor Education

Grief Counselor Resume

Summary : Highly motivated, results-oriented, self-starter prepared to make an immediate impact. Able to manage time effectively, meet project deadlines, and work independently.

Skills : Communication, Multilingual, Team Player.

Description :

    1. Crisis intervention, individual, group, and family counseling for 9-11 victims.
    2. Volunteer work as a Grief Counselor at Camp Wings.
    3. Provided individual counseling with clients and served as a group therapy leader for widowers.
    4. Conducted intakes and managed referrals for grief counseling and recovery.
    5. Used Extensive experience working with the public, often in stressful situations and environments.
    6. Provided counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and families.
    7. Created and implemented bereavement support groups.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA In Human Services

Grief Counselor Resume

Summary : Seeks to obtain a position that will utilize and challenge the professional skills and field experience that have acquired, while offering positive growth and development within the organization.

Skills : Social Media Management, Talent Acquisition, Content Sourcing.

Description :

    1. Developed a plan of care for hospice and community families.
    2. Facilitated expressive art experiences with children and adults.
    3. Developed community-based memorial services/outreaches for hospice and community families.
    4. Served on an interdisciplinary team improving patient and family services.
    5. Recognized for strong work ethic by clients and managers Received strong performance reviews from management Praised for delivering exceptional customer service.
    6. Provided bereavement services to the family members of loved ones who have died through one year after the death.
    7. Provided telephone support, face-to-face counseling, create and conduct workshops, support groups, and seminars.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA In Human Services