From time to time, we have employment opportunities across a range of different areas including Bereavement Counselling, Education and Training, Marketing and Communications, Fundraising and Business Operations (IT, HR, Finance and Office Management).

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Currently the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement has the following vacancy:


Specialist Bereavement Counsellor - Support Groups, Clinical Supervision and Education

Suitably qualified applicants are invited to apply for the position of Specialist Bereavement Counsellor - Support Groups, Clinical Supervision and Education, located at our Mulgrave office.  The Specialist Bereavement Counsellor is accountable to the Manager - Bereavement Counselling and Support Service, with a focus on delivering an effective bereavement service for bereaved individuals and families.  The role contributes to the development; resourcing and facilitation of bereavement support groups throughout Victoria, to ensure that all group support programs operate at the highest quality and reflect contemporary evidence based practice.  Working within the ACGB Education program, the role will both develop content and deliver training as appropriate.  

 Key Result Areas: 

1. Bereavement Support Groups 
2. Bereavement Counselling  
3. Education 
4. Other Duties  

Download a copy of the position description here



The Knowledge and skills required are:


•  A post-graduate qualification in social work, psychology or counselling. 
•  A post-graduate qualification in bereavement counselling. 
•  Eligibility for membership of a relevant professional association, such as the 
•  Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or the Australian Psychological Society (APS). 
•  An industry recognised qualification in Clinical Supervision. 
•  A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) 
•  Preferably, certification as Certified Bereavement Practitioner (CBP). 

Experience and Competencies 

•  Extensive skills and experience in the provision of bereavement counselling for people experiencing complex bereavement. 
•  Experience and competence in working with bereaved children, adults and families.  
•  Experience and competence in working with bereavement support groups. 
•  Demonstrated capacity to support, encourage and manage volunteers.  
•  Demonstrated ability to provide clinical supervision. 
•  Demonstrated ability to prepare content and deliver training sessions within the field of grief and bereavement. 
•  Experience in providing advice and consultation to external specialist and mainstream practitioners. 
•  Comprehensive understanding of grief and bereavement literature and of contemporary evidence based practice. 
•  Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
•  High level oral and written communication skills. 
•  Ability to think creatively about program development and delivery. 
•  Sound administrative skills, with the capacity to maintain accurate records and produce statistical information as required.

The closing date for applications is 15 February 2017.

Working at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Working at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement offers flexibility, professional development and the opportunity to be a part of the leading bereavement organisation in Australia. Benefits of working at ACGB include generous NFP salary packaging options and an employee assistance program. Our central offices are convenientls located at the corner of Springvale and Wellington Roads in Mulgrave.

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement provides significant opportunities for highly developed and motivated individuals keen to pursue a career in the grief and bereavement sector.

An Attractive and Principled Employer

A key goal of ACGB is to be an "Attractive and Principled Employer". This means having a culture which is supportive of, and values, their employees. We do this by having employment relations based on trust and principles centred on and aligned with our Mission and our core values of:

  • Respect by upholding the integrity and worth of each person and valuing diversity in thoughts and beliefs;
  • Best practice through continuous innovation, the creative exploration of solutions and quality improvement;
  • Responsiveness in that we listen, act, evaluate and are flexible in our approach;
  • Collaboration through building and strengthening effective and lasting partnerships with government, the research community, media and the non-government and community sectors;
  • Development of staff and volunteer expertise and wellbeing; and
  • Integrity and accountability in all aspects of our work, acting with honesty and transparency

Being an Attractive and Principled Employer therefore means:

  • We provide a high level of service excellence to our clients, students and customers.
  • We have a culture that supports and develops our employees and encourages them to stay.
  • We ensure that our employment relations are governed by principles centred on our Mission and Values and supported by policies.
  • We ensure that our employees are able to work in a safe and healthy environment.
  • We offer competitive and just remuneration and benefits.
  • We encourage a culture of recognition and reward for our employees.
  • We strive to promote work/life balance strategies.

Overall we acknowledge that it is a combination of these factors and the ongoing review and development of appropriate policies and initiatives that make ACGB an "Attractive and Principled Employer". Further details regarding specific benefits are outlined below:

Competitive Salaries, Conditions and Benefits

ACGB continually reviews its salary levels and general conditions of employment to ensure that it remains an attractive employer. Not only are our rates of pay at Award levels, but we are continually reviewing general employment policies and benefits to ensure that we can meet the expectations of our employees.

A Supportive Environment

ACGB is an organisation built on the history of caring for people. A wide network of support services are available in the workplace for general advice and assistance for employees in addition to the support provided by supervisors and managers. These include external assistance through our Employee Assistance Program.

Family Friendly Workplaces

Balancing the demands of work and family is one of the challenges facing many employees today. That's why at ACGB, part-time employment and flexible leave arrangements are just some of the options to assist in balancing work and family.

Availability of Salary Packaging

Salary Packaging is an optional benefit available to all permanent staff. This benefit arises because ACGB is considered a Public Benevolent Institution for Fringe Benefits Tax purposes. Salary packaging allows staff to forego part of their taxable income in return for other benefits (e.g. mortgage payments or additional superannuation payments). The amount foregone is a reduction in the employee’s gross salary, thus resulting in a tax saving. Independent financial advice is recommended in establishing benefits.

Modern Facilities

As a leading provider of bereavement counselling and education we have modern facilities which provide a pleasant working environment for employees, clients, students, volunteers and visitors.

Orientation Programs

We understand that commencing with a new organisation can be daunting as well as exciting. There is an opportunity for every new employee to attend an extensive orientation process in their first weeks of employment.

Commitment to Learning and Development

We are committed to the principle of lifelong learning and continued improvement and development of staff through innovative, creative and nurturing educational opportunities relevant to their position and occupation. This vision is achieved through the provision of a wide range of professional educational and learning opportunities.

Parking Available

On-site parking is available for employees. Arrangements are also in place to ensure the safety of employees who work into the evening.

Occupational Health and Safety

The safety and health of employees is an ongoing priority at ACGB. Well developed and extensive OH&S systems are in place to ensure that hazards in the workplace are effectively managed ensuring that our staff are able to undertake their work in a safe and healthy manner.