Hiring: Bereavement Coordinator (Maternity Leave Replacement) – Crossroads Hospice Society

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Bereavement Coordinator provides ongoing support to bereaved clients, assesses referrals and needs of clients, and assigns and supports volunteers in the delivery of additional grief and loss support programs. The Bereavement Coordinator develops and implements support services in response to the recognized areas of need in the community. The Bereavement Coordinator provides a progressive and innovative approach to service delivery and program management, including project planning, prioritization, and implementation. The Adult Bereavement Coordinator works in partnership with the Youth and Young Adult Coordinator, in facilitation of the overall bereavement services program.

Founded over 30 years ago, Crossroads Hospice Society (CHS) has the honour of serving the communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. As a non-profit society, CHS supports its communities through its 10-bed stand-alone hospice residence, as well as Grief and Loss Services, and its Thrift Store. The Hospice allows individuals to live their final days in peace and comfort in a home-like setting. CHS is supported by an incredible team of employees and more than 200 volunteers.

Crossroads Hospice Society (CHS) offers employees the opportunity to engage in the community in a tangible and meaningful way. We provide compassionate care to people with life-limiting illnesses and support families through their bereavement journey. Making connections and exploring one's own personal growth and development are fundamental to what makes CHS an amazing place to work.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (e.g.: social work, psychology, therapeutic recreation, etc.)
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to use of a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Minimum of one year of recent related experience in bereavement or client support services, providing emotional support or counselling
  • Demonstrated comfort in discussing difficult topics, including but not limited to death, dying and grief
  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for client service, community engagement and the non-profit sector
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and reconciliation
  • Proficient in the use of remote meeting technology, word processing, databases, spreadsheets, e-mail, social media, presentations, in particular Microsoft Office

Competencies

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality and use discretion
  • Identification of ongoing personal wellness and utilization of a self-care plan to maintain well-being
  • Sound decision-making, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others, both within and outside of the organization
  • Ability to represent the CHS in a professional and courteous manner
  • Demonstrated self awareness, with the ability to navigate personal assumptions, values, principles, strengths, and limitations
  • An understanding and acceptance of the CHS’s philosophy

We will interview candidates as they apply until the right candidate is found.

Contract length:

12 months

Expected start date:

2022-02-14

Job Types:

Full-time, Fixed term contract

Salary:

From $26.50 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Overtime pay

Benefits:

  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Store discount
  • Vision care
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations: 

Following all provincial guidelines.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (required)

Experience:

  • client support: 1 year (required)

Work remotely:

  • No

    To Apply

    Please send your resume and cover letter Attn: Janice Boyle, ED to info@crossroadshospice.org. Applicants will be interviewed on an ongoing basis until a successful candidate is found.