Careers – Samaritans

One of Samaritans ’ core program areas is our grief Support Services ( GSS ). To support survivors in their grieve, Samaritans offers suicide personnel casualty survivors nonjudgmental heed and peer support through the following services :

  • SafePlace Support Groups – virtual and in-person (when Covid restrictions are lifted) support groups for suicide loss survivors
  • Survivor-to-Survivor Visits – Peer led visits for loss survivors virtually or in-person
  • “Understanding Your Grief” presentations – virtual or on-site presentations to help people understand what to expect in the grieving process and to provide information on how to cope with traumatic loss
  • The Annual Memorial – A non-denominational service for loss survivors to remember and memorialize their loved ones

The Coordinator ’ mho character is to provide oversight and hold to GSS volunteers, american samoa well as to manage the service offerings that support those bereaved by suicide.

Key responsibilities of this character, in collaboration with the Director of Grief Support Services, are :

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  • Works with people seeking grief support services in a non-judgmental manner to support survivors and their families
  • Knowledge of trauma informed service delivery
  • Knowledge of the grief process and the impact of grief on family systems
  • Knowledge of the field of suicide and suicide prevention a plus


  • Provide support to volunteers
  • Implement volunteer recruitment and retention strategies
  • Coordinate volunteer schedules
  • Assist with the coordination and delivery of volunteer trainings


  • Assist in establishing new SafePlace locations
  • Respond to suicide loss survivors’ queries for support and services
  • Plan and execute the Annual Memorial event including coordinating location, invitations, and volunteer speakers


  • Attend 5K Event, organize materials and recruit volunteers to work at the event
  • Maintain accurate and updated records in our Salesforce database ensuring all meetings and contacts are tracked appropriately
  • Assist with communication and public awareness campaigns to support survivor services
  • Collaborate internally and participate in cross-functional programing when appropriate
  • Use technology to evaluate programs and to reach more people with Grief Support Services
  • Represent GSS at other organization-wide events as necessary
  • Participate in meetings with the Clinical Consultant to GSS
  • Prepare GSS packets for mailings to survivors and to partner organizations


  • Some local travel for contact with survivors and for industry related conferences as well as visits to other agencies and event sites
  • Lifting/ moving of supplies and being outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather, for events
  • Flexibility in meeting changing demands while maintaining a positive attitude is essential
  • Flexibility in working hours appropriate to meet responsibilities is required
  • On call hours required during SafePlace meetings
  • Successfully completes Samaritans’ staff Befriending Training


  • BA or BS preferred
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in a sociable servicing representation preferred
  • Loss Survivor ( person who has lost person to suicide ) experience preferred
  • ability to communicate, relate and interact efficaciously with others at all levels within and outside the arrangement
  • Adept at interacting with others in person, over the call, on soar, or via e-mail
  • ability to work with sensitive information and sustain confidentiality

  • must be highly relational and able to build trusting relationships with volunteers that foster loyalty and commitment to the organization
  • Functions well as a member of a modest team
  • ability to interact and resolve conflict effectively
  • Highly organized with impregnable visualize management skills required
  • proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • have with Salesforce preferred
  • anterior experience in the follow preferable :

    • consequence coordination
    • Recruiting, discipline, and managing volunteers


  • Starting at $48,000
  • Employer matched 401(k) Plan
  • Short and Long-Term Disability coverage as well as Life Insurance
  • Health (Samaritans covers 85% of premium), Dental (Samaritans covers 90% of premium) and Vision insurance
  • Healthcare and Childcare FSA, Commuter Benefits and Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Vacation (New hires start with 10 days), Sick (8 days) and Personal Time Off (5 days)
  • Paid Family Medical Leave benefits
  • 14 paid holidays
  • Direct deposit payroll

* Samaritans’ employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption. An offer is contingent upon proof that the candidate is fully vaccinated or qualifies for an exemption.  Currently our office is re-open on a hybrid schedule with an average of 2 days per week in office, after a period of onboarding for new hires.

Please send your resume ( saved as Lastname_resume ) and abbreviated top letter * ( saved as Lastname_coverletter ) explaining your concern in the military position, and how you learned about this opportunity. Email to [ electronic mail protected ] with “ Coordinator, Grief Support Services ” in the subject line .
* Applications that are missing a resume or cover letter may not be considered .
To learn more about Samaritans, please visit :

Samaritans is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of coloring material, bilingual, and bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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