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.

Job Posting

Date Posted: May 27th, 2024
Closing Date: June 12th, 2024 @ 5:00pm
Title: Supervisor Hospice Volunteer Visiting Program
Location: 142 South Albion Street, Amherst, Nova Scotia, B4H 4H4

Job Summary

To coordinate, maintain and promote a Hospice care volunteer visiting program that supports and benefits Hospice palliative care patients, families and caregivers in Cumberland County.

  • Permanent Part Time
  • 0.4 FTE Position (20 hrs. per week)
  • Anticipated Start Date: July 2nd, 2024
  • Reports to CCHPCS Volunteer Coordinator

Job Requirements: 

  • 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 a confidentiality agreement and compliance with rules of confidentiality set forth by CCHPCS.
  • Travel will be required with Cumberland County


  • Maintains, implements and evaluates a Hospice Volunteer Visiting Program that supports the needs of the patient, family and caregivers.
  • Reviews, revises and 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
Phone: 902-669-0261