Cumberland County Hospice Palliative Care Society (CCHPCS) (non-profit)
CCHPCS Mission: To provide physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support to those individuals affected by a life-limiting process.
CCHPCS Aim: To develop a Hospice Volunteer Visiting Program in Cumberland County to enhance the quality and end of life care for patients and their families and/or caregivers.
To develop, coordinate, maintain and promote a Hospice care volunteer visiting program that supports and benefits Hospice palliative care patients, families and caregivers in Cumberland County.
- Temporary Part Time (approx. 24 months term – Pilot Program)
- 0.4 FTE Position (16 hrs. per week)
- Anticipated Start Date: April 11, 2022
- Reports to CCHPCS Volunteer Coordinator
- Must be flexible to meet the needs of CCHPCS and willing to work days, evenings and weekends to meet operational needs.
- Current and clear criminal record and vulnerable sector check.
- Willing to sign confidentiality agreement and compliance with rules of confidentiality set forth by CCHPCS.
- Minimal travel maybe required.
- Full vaccination against Covid 19 is mandatory.
- Develops, implements and evaluates a Hospice Volunteer Visiting Program that supports needs of the patient, family and caregivers.
- Develops policies and procedures for Hospice Volunteer Visiting Program in collaboration with Hospital Volunteer Services, Palliative Care Program, Continuing Care and VON.
- Recruits and trains volunteers to the program.
- Conducts assessments for the palliative care patient, family and care givers when volunteers are requested.
- Establishes effective communication with patient, family, caregivers, Palliative Care Team, Hospital Volunteer Services, Continuing Care and VON.
- Provides adequate education, supervision, and feedback for visiting volunteers.
- Collects data and analyzes budget to support and sustain regular and ongoing evaluation of the program.
- Ensures recognition of volunteers.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
- Frontline Palliative Care Course or equivalent or willing to obtain within one year on your own time.
- Certification – Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada would be an asset.
- Prior experience supervising staff or volunteers essential.
- Experience with program development and implementation.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Excellent organizational and prioritization skills and efficient management of time and work.
- Skilled and experienced adult educator and group work facilitator.
- Intermediate computer skills Microsoft Office Suite of Programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher) required.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member and ability to foster collaborative relationships is required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills – develop and maintain good interpersonal relations through diplomacy and respect for others is essential.
- Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement.
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Inquires about this opportunity should be directed to:
Laura Hicks, CCHPCS Coordinator