Adult Bereavement Program Coordinator

 Accountability

The Adult Bereavement Program Coordinator is accountable to and reports to the Executive Director.

General

The Adult Bereavement Program Coordinator provides bereavement and grief support services to individuals, families and groups. The Coordinator will facilitate education workshops and various presentations for staff, volunteers, organizations and the greater community. She / He will ensure program delivery meets the needs of our clients and is consistent with the mandate of the Society.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. 1. Receive referrals from the hospice residence, hospital, community organizations and the general public.
  1. 2. Provide individual and family grief support at Langley Hospice Society’s Supportive Program Centre as well as in the community.
  1. 3. Co-ordinate, organize and facilitate grief/bereavement support groups.
  1. 4. Co-ordinate, organize and facilitate bereavement and grief related memorial events i.e. Journey Through the Holidays.
  1. 5. Provide outreach support to the community.
  1. 6. Participate in ongoing program development.
  1. 7. Provide ongoing support to Bereavement volunteers and walking group facilitators.
  1. 8. Work closely with the Children/Youth and Palliative Program Coordinators to meet the needs of clients in the community.
  1. 9. Work in collaboration with the Palliative Program Coordinator to facilitate the bereavement sessions of the Hospice Basic Training.
  1. 10. Work in collaboration and consultations with other staff, hospice societies, and community organizations in providing grief and bereavement resources.
  1. 11. Participate in Langley Hospice Society community events and provide educational presentations as needed.
  1. 12. Maintain accurate database records.
  1. 14. Perform other related duties as required.

Communication:

  1. 15. Responds to the requests of people both over the phone and in person in a courteous, respectful and timely manner.
  1. 16. Participates in staff meetings, training programs and workshops as required.
  1. 17. Maintains a current knowledge of and adheres to all Langley Hospice Society policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. A relevant professional degree and/or comparable combination of education and experience. Masters in Social Work considered an asset.
  1. Additional education/training and experience in hospice palliative care an asset.
  1. Successful completion of a criminal record check.
  1. Must maintain a valid BC Driver’s License and have access to a vehicle.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Experience working with bereaved and grieving adults.
  1. Ability to understand and embrace the philosophy of hospice/palliative care.
  1. Ability to work effectively with people of all ages.
  1. Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  1. Effective group facilitation skills.
  1. Evidence of the ability to practice a high level of confidentiality.
  1. Able to work flexible hours which may include some evenings and weekends.
  1. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  1. Dependable, flexible and efficient.
  1. Strong organizational and computer skills including the ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously.