Staff Job Postings 2018-12-13T21:00:45+00:00

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:

  1. Coordinate and oversee the Children’s Grief support programs, including the group program and 1-1 support services.
  1. Offer in-school grief supports to all local schools as requested. Serve as a general resource for school counselors, teachers, parents and students.
  1. Provide yearly Teen Grief Peer Support Training to interested students via the work experience program in School District #33.
  1. Coordinate and oversee the annual Horse Whisperer Grief Camp for children.
  1. Presentations to community partners such as the School district, mental health, other organizations that may utilize our services.
  1. Develop new programming that will meet the needs of the clientele in Chilliwack.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Educational event development.
  1. Continue with professional development as the opportunity arises. Completion of the 30-hour Basic Hospice Training program required.
  1. Job Description is subject to change to fit the needs of the Society.
  1. Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications, Skills and Abilities: 

  1. 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.
  1. Demonstrated interested in working with children, one on one and in groups, and in appropriate communication with adult caregivers.
  1. Excellent client service/focused skills.
  1. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  1. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  1. Excellent ability to work both independently and in a small team setting.
  1. Ability to work well with volunteers.
  1. Ability to understand and comply with Chilliwack Hospice Society policies and procedures, vision, mission, and values.