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Coordinator of Palliative and Volunteer support – Ridge Meadows Hospice Society

Coordinator of Palliative and Volunteer support  

35 hours/week, Monday to Friday, with some evenings and weekends required. 

We are currently seeking an experienced coordinator to become part of our collaborative team dedicated to our Mission Statement: Providing compassion, support and care to individuals and their loved ones in our community experiencing death, dying,  grief and loss. We require all employees to demonstrate our core values: We work with integrity and respect in all our relationships, support our community with compassion and empathy, and accept and embrace the diverse experience of grief and loss.  

The coordinator is responsible for the administration, coordination, training, and support for the Volunteer program. This role also includes managing the palliative support programs offered in our resource center, hospice, home, and community. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Promotes the philosophy, values, and Mission of the Society  
  • Works with, and communicates effectively with staff, volunteers, Board of  Directors, community agencies, organizations, Fraser Health teams and other professionals.  
  • Fosters the growth of a dedicated volunteer team to ensure an excellent level of  service delivery and support in our community 
  • Effectively manages conflict resolution, and is a natural relationship builder 
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of, and adherence to confidentiality  procedures

1. Volunteer Program: 

  • Provides leadership and support to volunteers in their role supporting those experiencing end-of-life, grief and loss. 
  • Develops and maintains a system for recruitment, training, mentoring, and retaining  volunteers 
  • Coordinates and facilitates our volunteer training along with colleagues 
  • Organizes, coordinates, and manages the Relaxation Circle program
  • Manages client referrals and volunteer assignments 
  • Offer community education presentations and workshops.

2. Palliative Program  

  • Evaluates and develops program to meet the changing needs of the community and  the Society along with the Executive Director 
  • Process referrals via phone consultation or initial home/site visits and assigns  volunteers according to established guidelines, working closely with the Adult, and  Child and Youth grief support coordinators, 
  • Gathers and maintains accurate statistics on all program activities  
  • Assists in the planning and organization of program events, i.e. Time to Remember  and Hike for Hospice 
  • Networks with other societies and attends quarterly coordinators meetings.
  • Ridge Meadows Palliative Care team and Home Care Nurses liaison: Attends team meetings and Hospice rounds. 

What you bring to this role 

  • Volunteer management, and/or health services/health sciences with  background in hospice/palliative care 
  • Dedicated professional with excellent written, verbal and communication skills 
  • Have a natural and demonstrable sense of empathy and compassion
  • Ability and desire to contribute to a collaborative and co-operative team 
  • Experience in the non-profit sector, preferably hospice related.  
  • Computer literacy including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.  
  • Excellent facilitation skills.  
  • This position requires full immunization status for COVID-19

What this role offers you 

  • A supportive, team environment  
  • Benefits package(dental/vision/extended) after three-month probation
  • Paid vacation-starts at 3 weeks 
  • Employee Assistance and Wellness program 
  • On-going training opportunities for professional development 
  • Participation in Hospice Society events such as annual appreciation dinners 
  • Store Discount 
  • Starting wage $27.50, based on experience

To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to lindsey@ridgemeadowshospice.org 

Executive Director, Oceanside Hospice Society

Oceanside Hospice Society (OHS) is seeking an Executive Director with strong leadership and interpersonal skills. The overall role of the Executive Director is to lead the direction set by Oceanside Hospice Society Board of Directors ensuring the implementation of the OHS strategic plan and oversight of the OHS’s daily operations. Guided by the OHS Mission, Vision and Values the Executive Director will be accountable to the OHS Board of Directors for the implementation of the OHS strategic plan. 

This 28 hrs/week position, located in Qualicum Beach, requires some local and regional travel. OHS pays a competitive salary of $45-$50 per hour, commensurate with experience and education. 

The complete Job Description may be viewed under OHS job postings on the Oceanside Hospice website at oceanhospice.com Qualified applicants are invited to submit their application to Ian Mackay, OHS Board Chair via email info@oceansidehospice.com

This position will be open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

No phone calls, please.

Executive Director, Shuswap Hospice Society

Shuswap Hospice Society is a non-profit organization seeking an Executive Director. We provide compassionate grief and bereavement services and support to Shuswap residents, and the families, friends and caregivers of those experiencing life altering transitions. With a small core team of employees, Shuswap Hospice Society relies on a team of volunteers to support operations, and a range of programs and services for the clients we serve.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) provides key leadership to the organization by overseeing a team of administrative staff and volunteers, and executing the Society’s strategic plan. This position builds strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, partners and the community to build awareness and strengthen financial viability.

Specifically, this position is responsible for:

Strategic Leadership

  • Works collaboratively with the Board to develop, carry out and evaluate strategic objectives, in alignment with the Society’s Purpose.
  • Oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services, to ensure that they; align with strategic goals; meet the needs of Hospice clients and the community; and are sustainable.
  • Builds strong relationships with partners, donors and funders, and builds financial capacity for financial growth.
  • Represents the Society in speaking engagements, public presentations and fundraising activities.

Organizational Leadership

  • Develops and maintains a positive, healthy and safe work environment.
  • Develops a staffing structure and a team of staff and volunteers that will assist the organization with meeting its objectives.
  • Guides, directs and tracks the team in the execution of goals.
  • Maintains performance standards and employee engagement through mentoring, coaching and regular performance appraisals.
  • In collaboration with the team, builds and maintains a strong group of volunteers, ensuring that volunteer skills and expertise are well utilized, and that volunteer engagement is high.

Financial Acumen

  • Develops and executes a comprehensive annual budget for Board approval.
  • Uses sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures to monitor, track and report on the Society’s financial status.
  • Provides monthly financial updates to the Board clarifying revenues and expenditures.
  • Ensures compliance with all legislation covering taxation, payroll and financial reporting.
  • Identifies funding sources, writes proposals, and administers funds to increase the financial stability of the Society.
  • Maintains adequate and appropriate insurance coverage to ensure the safety of Board members, property, material resources, public liability and human resources to support achievement of the Society’s goals.

Advocacy

  • Identifies and participates in community and professional opportunities to represent the Society and build community support through advocacy, public relations, fundraising and networking.
  • Collaborates with community groups, funders, politicians and community organizations to support achievement of the Society’s goals.
  • Seeks opportunities to enhance the Society’s public profile, and continually build a positive presence in the community.

Fundraising

  • Collaboratively leads the development, execution and evaluation of the Society’s fundraising activities.
  • Identifies potential funding sources and opportunities to strengthen funding streams.
  • Ensures the maintenance of accurate donor records, timely receipting and follow throughs to build effective relationships and demonstrate high standards of donor stewardship.

Requirements

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in social, health services, or related area.
  • Experience:
    • 3-5 years in a management capacity in a community health care or non-profit setting; accountable for complex day-to-day operations, including administration, finance, governance, human resources and community relations.
    • 3 years experience leading a team in a professional setting.
    • Strong knowledge of palliative and hospice services, grief and bereavement.
    • *An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success coaching, guiding and developing a team of employees.
  • Demonstrated success advocating for an organization and building relationships with volunteers, partners, funders, and the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a Board of Directors and volunteers in a non-profit setting.
  • Strong experience developing, monitoring and evaluating strategic plans and priorities.
  • Strong working knowledge of budget development, reporting and generally accepted bookkeeping principles.
  • Understanding of tax, payroll and financial reporting processes and legislation.
  • Experience developing, leading and overseeing programs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn non-violent communication strategies or equivalent.
  • Above average relationship building skills.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • Understanding of cultural sensitivity and safety.
  • Commitment to continuous quality improvement, demonstrating initiative and interest in finding efficiencies and continually seeking new and better ways of doing things.
  • Models clear boundaries and self care.

This is a full-time, in-office position, Monday through Friday. As a management position, there is a requirement to occasionally work outside of normal working hours to attend meetings, events, and to support fundraising initiatives. The salary range for this position is $55,770 – $64,350.

For further information please contact info@shuswaphospice.ca

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