Seeking Bereavement Counsellor

Updated: Aug 6

Position Summary

  • 30 Hours Per Fortnight

  • Mental Health and Counselling, Social Work

  • Not For Profit (NFP)

  • South West Victoria – Warrnambool Based

  • This is a paid position

Bereavement Counsellor

Position description


The Crystal Lee Foundation exist to support young people (aged 13 to 24) who are faced with a cancer diagnosis, and their families. We provide specialised bereavement and end-of-life counselling; practical support; community awareness building and memory making projects and activities.


The Crystal Lee Foundation was established in 2019. The service aims to enhance quality of life by providing specialist, bereavement care and practical support for people in the South West of Victoria, Support is also offered to families and carers. Support includes the management of complex symptoms, loss, grief and bereavement.


Working within the Bereavement Program, the appointee will ensure that all clients and carers assessed as benefiting will have access to the Crystal Lee Foundation Bereavement Services. The appointee will provide direct client care in the provision of loss and grief care.

  • Provide assessment of the support and counselling needs of bereaved carers, friends and family.

  • Provide therapeutic counselling support for clients and carers, particularly those assessed as being at medium to high risk for complex grief and bereavement.

  • Maintain client records and meet statistical and other reporting requirements.



  • Tertiary qualifications in a discipline with an emphasis on psychotherapeutic practice such as Social Work, Counselling, Psychology (Welfare training may be considered}

  • Demonstrated experience in providing bereavement counselling for adults and children, including those affected by complex loss and grief

  • Training and experience in managing suicide risk (Or prepared to undertake such training)


  • Understanding and competence in trauma informed practice

  • A sound understanding of community-based palliative care service provision

  • Demonstrated awareness of delivering culturally appropriate bereavement support for CALD clients


  • National Police Check

  • Victorian Employee Working with Children Check

  • Right to Work in Australia

  • Current and valid Driver Licence

  • All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense

For more details or assistance with application submission please email: using the subject line: Bereavement Counsellor enquiry or phone 0491 739 269.


At CLF, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion help us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please email


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