The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is actively seeking a full time Clinical Director.

Our Mission
To assist adults and children as they move from loss to life through support, therapy, education, training and consultation throughout the greater Austin area.

Our Core Values

  • Compassionate, professional care

  • Empowerment of each individual

  • Spirituality within the struggle

  • Transformative power within loss

  • Ongoing connection

  • Community


Austin Grief is seeking a clinical leader who is passionate about helping the bereaved, can work independently, is motivated to develop new programming, and can manage a team of employed and contract clinicians. This position has responsibility for the implementation, coordination, delivery, and supervision of all clinical services provided.  This person will readily demonstrate professionalism and a commitment to the agency and its mission through engaged participation.  The candidate will have LCSW, LPC, or LMFT licensure.  This position reports to and will work closely with the Executive Director in order to meet established goals. 



The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of proven clinical leadership experience.  Excellence in both verbal and written communication and organizational skills are keys to success in this position. Attention to detail is a must.  Experience as a Clinical Director or in a key clinical role for a similar organization is preferred – either with a small and emerging non-profit, high-touch client organization, or counseling environment.  Clinical experience working with grief, loss, and trauma populations is required, with a preference for advanced training in this area. 

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling 

  • Licensure Required:  LCSW, LPC, or LMFT 

  • Must be a board approved supervisor for your license 



The position is for a full time Clinical Director.  Agency hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but there is schedule flexibility to meet the responsibilities of the position.  Compensation is set for the first 12 months and includes a competitive salary based on experience of $60,000 - $65,000, health insurance option, retirement savings plan, and continuing education credits to maintain licensure.   Three weeks of paid vacation, six paid holidays, and the week off between Christmas and New Years are offered as additional benefits.   


Most of the work will be in the office but there may be project work in the greater Austin area.   There is no expectation of extended, overnight travel.  Some evening and weekend work is required as well as the with availability to respond to emergency or client crisis situations. 



Critical Function Areas are: 

  • Supervise clinical staff and therapists including hiring, assessing, and supervising all therapists, manage staff trainings including HIPAA requirements, and oversee timesheets and monthly staff meetings  

  • Facilitate Supervision including therapist group consultation meetings and one on one consultation as needed (for fully licensed therapists, intern therapists, and counseling students) 

  • Oversee counseling students and work with universities to become an approved site supervisor for counseling practicums and internships  

  • Speaking engagements including addressing traumatic loss in schools, workplaces, local media, etc. 

  • Coordinate the Crisis Bereavement Team  

  • Present and obtain presenters for ongoing professional development workshops and community events 

  • Generate internal and external communications including newsletters and the Austin Grief blog 

  • Coordinate and provide guidance for support groups and outside trainings 

  • Conduct and organize clinical assessments and metrics for clients and programs 

  • Lead Volunteer Group Facilitation trainings 

  • Supervise Clinical Care Coordinator daily to oversee scheduling of new clients, help assess appropriateness of services available for new and potential clients, and provide mental health referrals and resources within the community 

  • Respond to subpoenas and legal requests from clients and/or attorneys for access to client information and case notes 

  • Manage insurance credentialing and billing 

  • Clinical Director to be paneled with insurance and sustain a clinical caseload including Individual, Group, & Family Therapy 

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures as needed  


ADA Specifications

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply please send a detailed resume that explains not only your educational and professional background but also quantifies and qualifies specific roles in non-profit leadership successes.  Cover letter should explain why you are interested in this position, including how and why the mission of The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is meaningful to you, what uniquely qualifies you for the position, and at least three specific examples of the pertinent experience you bring to Austin Grief.  Please include at least three relevant and stellar references. 


Email is the preferred method of communication and submission.  Please do not contact the organization or members of the staff or board directly.  We will only contact applicants whose experience matches our criteria.  Send cover letter and resume to:  hr@austingrief.org.  See below for details.



The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual in the United States legally, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.