Position Title: Child & Youth Program Manager
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: 22.5 Hours a week (3 days per week)
Scope: Reporting to the Executive Director, and under her/his direction, ensures that the organization’s programs are run in a professional and efficient manner, with attention to confidentiality, safety for clients and volunteers, and quality programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate and oversee the Children’s Grief support programs, including the group program and 1-1 support services.
- Offer in-school grief supports to all local schools as requested. Serve as a general resource for school counselors, teachers, parents and students.
- Provide yearly Teen Grief Peer Support Training to interested students via the work experience program in School District #33.
- Coordinate and oversee the annual Horse Whisperer Grief Camp for children.
- Presentations to community partners such as the School district, mental health, other organizations that may utilize our services.
- Develop new programming that will meet the needs of the clientele in Chilliwack.
- Understands both the hospice philosophy and the range of services to clients/families and others. Liaises with other care providers and refers to them any questions or concerns that are beyond the scope of the Hospice Society.
- Gathers, maintains, evaluates and reports program information to the Executive Director for each Board meeting. Records all his/her own hours worked each month. Maintains a current directory of all programs, clients and volunteers. Provides monthly report to Executive Director.
- Educational event development.
- Continue with professional development as the opportunity arises. Completion of the 30-hour Basic Hospice Training program required.
- Job Description is subject to change to fit the needs of the Society.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
- Completion of (at minimum) a diploma-level program in Social Work, Child and Youth Care or Early Childhood Education. Degree-level education preferred. Preference given to candidates with relevant training and experience within a hospice/palliative care program.
- Demonstrated interested in working with children, one on one and in groups, and in appropriate communication with adult caregivers.
- Excellent client service/focused skills.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Excellent ability to work both independently and in a small team setting.
- Ability to work well with volunteers.
- Ability to understand and comply with Chilliwack Hospice Society policies and procedures, vision, mission, and values.