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Child and Youth Program Manager

Chilliwack Hospice Society
7112 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC
From $26 an hour - Permanent


7112 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC

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  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Paid sick leave
  • Vision care

Full job description

Position Title: Child & Youth Program Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

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.

Who We Are

Chilliwack Hospice Society is a community-based organization that helps individuals and families dealing with dying and death, through support, education, and programs that promote wellness and healthy grieving.

Hospice is a philosophy of holistic care providing comfort care to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of dying people and their families. Hospice care is all about treating terminally ill people as living human beings so they can live until their last moment with caring and respect.

Chilliwack Hospice Society has been in operation since 1986 and is a registered non-profit charitable society. The Hospice Society is a partner in delivering the services of the Chilliwack Hospice Palliative Care Program.

Why Work With Us

Chilliwack Hospice Society is about building relationships and community connections. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive pay. Starting wage, depending on experience
  • Extended health, dental, and vision benefits if required
  • Basic Hospice Training provided
  • $250 health & wellness spending account
  • 10 paid sick days per year
  • Ongoing support and development opportunities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and oversee the Children’s Grief support programs, including the group program and 1-1 support services.
  • Offer in-school grief supports to all local schools as requested. Serve as a general resource for school counselors, teachers, parents and students.
  • Provide yearly Teen Grief Peer Support Training to interested students via the work experience program in School District #33.
  • Coordinate and oversee the annual Horse Whisperer Grief Camp for children.
  • Presentations to community partners such as the school district, mental health, other organizations that may utilize our services.
  • Develop new programming that will meet the needs of the clientele in Chilliwack.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Educational event development.
  • Continue with professional development as the opportunity arises. Completion of the 35-hour Basic Hospice Training program required.
  • Job description is subject to change to fit the needs of the Society.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

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

Recruitment Process

Chilliwack Hospice Society is committed to providing an inclusive environment and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. Should you require accessibility accommodations through the process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

We are committed to equality and diversity within our community and workplace.

Application Process

Please submit your cover letter and your resume via email to by May 27, 2024. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Job Type: Permanent

Pay: From $26.00 per hour

Expected hours: 30 per week


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2024-05-27