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Hospice Georgina positions:
Grief and Bereavement Coordinator
Current Career Opportunities
GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT COORDINATOR
Must apply by June 8th 2017
JOB DESCRIPTION :
REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
STATUS: Part-time (28 hours per week) nine-month contract position with option for annual renewal
Coordinate and support all grief and bereavement services offered by Hospice Georgina, including intake, assessment, individual/family support, group facilitation, referrals and any volunteer assignments matched to adult and youth clients coping with grief and bereavement in Georgina. This includes the effective community outreach to agencies and schools and coordination function between the clients; their volunteers and other care team members.
On a regular basis, the incumbent is required to conduct home visits with clients, attend meetings outside the office, go out in the community to conduct outreach programs etc. Therefore, they must hold a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation.
Due to the nature of the position, the incumbent must be able to provide a clean vulnerable sector criminal reference check.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate the provision of Hospice bereavement services to clients by:
● Providing case management of client needs through intake, needs assessment, feedback and ongoing supportive contact.
● Providing one-to-one bereavement support to clients as needed
● Facilitating/supervising and evaluating grief support groups and programs.
Perform community outreach to agencies and schools and the general public by:
● Working with schools to provide support to bereaved students.
● Liaising with, and participating in, relevant networks of bereavement care providers, funeral homes and clergy/spiritual advisors.
Act as liaison between clients, volunteers and other care team members by:
● Communicating with the volunteers and other members of the care team as needed
● Screening, recruiting, orientating and provide ongoing education, skills, support, de-briefing and evaluation for grief and bereavement volunteers.
Hospice Georgina Grief and Bereavement Coordinator June 2017
Meet quality standards for grief and bereavement programs including reports and data as requested; maintain ongoing case management and volunteer documentation by:
● Providing reports and data as required and requested by the Ministry, funders and the Executive Director
● Provide general support for strategic planning, accreditation, quality assurance, fund-raising and other activities of Hospice Georgina. ● Other duties as assigned.
The Grief and Bereavement Coordinator must have at a minimum:
● Training and certification in human services and/or volunteer resources development or equivalent
● Previous work experience or training in Grief and Bereavement programs (1 year)
● Demonstrated client assessment and case management skills
● Demonstrated ability to facilitate group workshops
● Strong knowledge of program planning principles and familiarity with not-for-profit organizations
● Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively
● Excellent time management and organization skills
● Outstanding communications skills (written, verbal and listening) including presentation skills
● Strong analytical and problem solving skills
● Proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, etc.
● Demonstrated personal attributes of honesty, respect, cultural sensitivity, and flexibility
● Proven professional, diplomatic, tactful and service oriented approach, along with a demonstrated ability of strict confidentiality in the performance of duties
The following skills are definite assets but not required:
● Knowledge of hospice, end-of-life and palliative care issues
● Experience working with youth, seniors and aboriginal communities ● Community liaison and networking experience