Career Opportunities

Are you looking for a career change? Are you ready to make a real difference in someone's life? If you're compassionate, reliable, motivated and interested in serving your community, you'll find the right part-time career at Hospice Georgina. Our team has found more than a job - they have found a way to make a difference. Our team consists of three employees who enjoy doing work that fully engages them. They find daily rewards working with dedicated volunteers and inspirational clients. If you are looking for a more satisfying career, we would like to hear from you. Join us in our mission - the life you change may be your own.

Accessibility options

Hospice Georgina has policies and practices that provide workplace accommodations. If you require accommodation please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs. For instance, your disability may require an alternate format for written materials, physical adjustments to a computer set-up, or need to reschedule an interview or testing date because of a religious holiday.   Everyone is different, and we will take into account individual accessibility needs in providing accommodation.

Hospice Georgina positions:
Executive Director
Grief and Bereavement Coordinator
Office Manager

Current Career Opportunities

CLIENT CARE COORDINATOR

Accepting applications until suitable candidate is identified, or October 4, 2018. Job begins October 15, 2018. Work is 32 hours/week, Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Flexible evenings and weekends based on program need.

Submit resumes to Marie Morton, Executive Director, Hospice Georgina, The Link, 20849 Dalton Road, Sutton, mmorton@hospicegeorgina.com, 905-722-9333 x. 5503.

REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Client Care Coordinator is responsible for the management of palliative hospice programs and volunteer resources for palliative clients. S/he will implement, monitor and coordinate the delivery and administration of education, drop in, and respite programs, and volunteer services to provide supportive services to palliative clients and their family caregivers. The Coordinator will act as a liaison between the client, their volunteers, and other care team members.

Hospice Georgina is a not-for-profit located in Georgina, a rural municipality in the northernmost portion of York Region.

REQUIREMENTS:

 Must be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations.

 Must have own transportation.

 Hospice Georgina encourages applications from First Nation, Inuit, and Métis individuals as well as applicants who are members of a visible minority.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To coordinate the provision of Hospice palliative programs, education, and volunteer visiting services to persons affected by life limiting illness:

SERVICE DELIVERY:

 Provide an accurate description of palliative services currently available

 Ensure that clients understand the role and services of Hospice Georgina

 Document client satisfaction data to be used in future planning and program evaluation

 Following the guidelines of a feasibility study, start a new palliative day program, including associated fundraising, obtaining donations, and/or sponsors

 Oversee other palliative groups (cancer support, caregiver support, complementary therapies)

 Achieve an increase in service delivery in line with funding expectations

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT:

 Communicate with the volunteers and other members of the care team as needed

 Handle calls from volunteers concerning client care issues

 Work with Mentors to support new volunteers

 Accompany volunteers on first client visits as needed

 Monitor and evaluate services provided by the volunteers

 Assist volunteers to reach closure at the discharge of a case

Job Description – Client Care Coordinator revised September 2018

 Coordinate debriefing for volunteers with Grief & Bereavement Coordinator

 Discuss any concerns and/or complaints about a volunteer with the Executive Director

CASE MANAGEMENT:

 Determine the appropriateness of all referrals and redirect appropriate referrals in a professional manner to other community resources

 Provide case management of client needs including advocacy on behalf of a client as requested by the client

 Make first contact with client or their caregiver within 2 business days of referral to arrange meeting to asses needs

 Visit the client to conduct an intake assessment and develop a care plan before assigning a volunteer, and ensure that a Service Agreement and consent form are completed and signed by the client or power of attorney

 Contact client within 6 weeks of matching with volunteer to ensure supportive match and other needs that have been identified

 Process the necessary paper work in the management of each case

 Provide ongoing monitoring and needs assessment of clients and conduct client follow-up as needed

COMMUNITY LIAISON:

 Liaise with and participate in relevant networks of care providers

 Promote availability of palliative care support services to the community and key referral sources

 Maintain knowledge of relevant community resources for clients and volunteers

COMMUNICATION:

 Provide professional level presentations and educational sessions to volunteers, clients, service providers and the community

 Provide reports and data as required and requested by the Ministry, funders and the Executive Director

 Maintain a record of coordination and program activities and submit a summary report to the Executive Director for monthly review

 Prepare an annual report of activities for the AGM

 Attend team-planning meetings when requested

 Maintain client confidentiality in a professional manner

ADMINISTRATION:

 Prepare and ensure accurate client data and conduct audits on completeness and accuracy of file information

 Ensure that all client and volunteer files are kept confidential as per Hospice Georgina policy

 Manage palliative group and education programs

 When not out in the community, work must be done at Hospice Georgina unless the Executive Director has sanctioned an alternate location

 Provide a clean vulnerable sector criminal reference check

 Have reliable transportation and a clean driving record

 Provide support for strategic planning, accreditation, quality assurance, fund-raising and other activities of Hospice Georgina

 All other duties as assigned

Job Description – Client Care Coordinator revised September 2018

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Knowledge/ Experience

The Client Care Coordinator should have proficient knowledge or experience in the following areas:

 Degree in Human Services (i.e. nursing, social work, gerontology, or relevant field) and/or Volunteer Management; and experience in relevant fields.

 Experience in gerontology, health care, social work principles or community resources

 Demonstrated client intake, assessment, advocacy, and case management skills a plus

 Previous work experience in palliative care and/or grief and bereavement programs a plus

 Ability to work independently, collaboratively and manage multiple responsibilities

 Community liaison or networking experience

 Experience with a not for profit organization

 Proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, etc.

Skills

The Client Care Coordinator must demonstrate the following skills:

 Excellent interpersonal skills

 Demonstrated presentation skills

 Ability to schedule and coordinate continuing education speaker workshops

 Professional, diplomatic, tactful and service oriented

 Analytical and problem solving skills

 Exemplary communications skills (written, verbal and listening)

 Time management skills; well organized, detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks

 Experience managing people

 Demonstrate personal attributes of honesty, respect, cultural sensitivity, and flexibility

 Team player

 Language skills an asset