Grief Counselor - Survivors of Homicide (590)

***Sign on Bonus Eligibility Requirements*** All new hires will receive a $500 for Full Time Status or $250 for Part Time, Fee For Service or Relief Sign on Bonus!  The new hire sign on bonus will be paid in two installments.  The signing bonus is taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld. 

If any of the following licensures are held (FULL TIME ONLY), new hires will be eligible for the following bonus in place of the new hire bonus, see below for eligibility requirements and details:

$3000 for LCSW, LCADC, RN, LPC, LMFT, 

$1500 for LSW, LPN, LAC

Center For Family Services is seeking a professional and socially and culturally sensitive individual for the Grief Counselor position for the Survivors of Homicide Program.  This program provides emotional support, counseling, and education to guide individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one by homicide through a process of healing and recovery. This position requires a flexible schedule (primarily afternoons and evenings.) 

Location: Hybrid work environment. In-person services are offered in Camden and Gloucester Counties, NJ.

Job Status: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Travel to different Center For Family Services' building sites and off-site locations such as schools or community centers.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods, up to 4 hours.
  • Ability to attend TF-CBT training and other training as required by the grant.
  • Promotes and provides cultural humility in client care and staff interactions that respond respectfully to the strengths and skills of diverse ethnicities and cultures, languages, socio-economic classes, disabilities, religions, genders, sexual orientation, and other diversity-related factors.
  • Performs clinical assessment of clients.
  • Administration and scoring of standardized assessment tools (where applicable).
  • In collaboration with the client, develop a service plan that is hope-centered and includes long-term goals, short-term objectives, and interventions. Service plans are reviewed with the client to assess progress.
  • Provide clinical services using the modalities of individual, group, and psycho-education.
  • Adhere to goals, methods, and interventions specific to trauma counseling including a clinical care coordination approach.
  • Adhere to all program guidelines and practices.
  • Facilitate coordination of services among various agencies; advocate for and link clients to additional services, as needed.
  • Complete documentation and other reporting requirements as per Center For Family Services standards as well as per grant requirements.
  • Participate in regular clinical supervision per the guidelines of their professional organization.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary meetings, case conference meetings, and agency-wide meetings.
  • Participate in staff training that may include TF-CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and other trauma-specific interventions.
  • Perform specialized activities and functions specific to the program. See Program-Specific Responsibilities below.
  • Adhere to CFS and COA policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Master's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field
  • NJ Licensed: LSW, LAC, MFT, LCSW, LPC, LPAT required
  • Experience providing individual and group counseling
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care and adverse childhood experiences
  • Ability to connect with individuals with varying backgrounds, appreciate and embrace diversity, and demonstrate cultural humility
  • Commitment to provide and maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate a strengths-based, recovery-focused philosophy
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Communicate ideas clearly in both written and verbal form
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule and in a hybrid environment, including in office, Telehealth, school, and community settings
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Complete training in TF-CBT and other trauma-specific interventions (the Agency provides training opportunities)
  • Valid driver's license in the state of his/her residence, insurance, and clean driving record

At the Center for Family Services our employees are our greatest resource and we are committed to investing in our staff. We offer a competitive benefits package as well as ongoing resources that will support staff on their personal and professional journey.*

  • Excellent paid time off (PTO) program, including vacation, sick, personal, and holiday
  • 401k Plan
  • Medical insurance plan options
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness Activities
  • Ongoing Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Opportunity for advancement

About Employment at Center For Family Services Apply and get hired at Center For Family Services, a leader in the non-profit sector and named as a top workplace in the region since 2010. As part of our team, you will be recognized as our most valuable resource. Our staff balance best practices with personalized care. Together our team makes a positive difference in the lives of people in need. If you're interested in a rewarding career, Center For Family Services is a great place to grow as a professional. For more information about our top workplace, please visit Center For Family Services website at

Disclaimer Many positions require motor vehicle record evaluations and medical clearances. Center For Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages.