Child and Family Counsellor
Hospice Calgary - Calgary, AB

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Our Team is Expanding!
The number of grieving children, teens and families we serve has increased by nearly 30% over the last two years. In order to keep our promise of quality and timely support to the community, we are adding a new position to our team!


  • 1.0 FTE Child & Family Counsellor
  • 12 month contract position with plan to become permanent in 2015

Maternity Leave Contract:

  • 0.8 FTE Child & Family Counsellor
  • 12 month contract position

Hospice Calgary guides children, teens and adults through the grieving process as they face a life threatening illness and death of a loved one. Our team of professionals provide individual, family and group support as well as 24 hour end-of-life care. We operate two centres of care: Sage Centre for counselling and education services and Rosedale Hospice for residential end-of-life care.

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for assessment, short-term and ongoing counselling

of grieving families.

  • Primary caseload consists of families with children ages 18 and younger

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and family counselling
  • Facilitate peer mentorship programs and bereavement groups
  • Liaise with other community agencies or groups
  • Facilitate grief related workshops
  • Maintain client files and required statistics

Cultural Fit:

  • Open to ongoing learning, peer supervision and consultation
  • Strives for excellence and high quality service
  • Values compassion and empathy


  • BSW, MSW, MA Couns. (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Current professional registration
  • Previous grief counselling experience preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in working with children/teens

and families

  • A deep belief in and commitment to the hospice philosophy
  • Demonstrated ability in written and oral communication
  • Valid driver’s license and own transportation

Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Submit resume and cover letter to Nadine Gariepy-Fisk, Director of Programs & Services

About this company
For over twenty years, Hospice Calgary has been providing compassionate care, support, education and hope to thousands of men, women and...