Director, Living with Advanced Illness Centre – Hospice Calgary

Position Summary:

As the demographics in Alberta change and our population ages, there is a greater need for support in the community to help people with advanced illness stay at home, as long as they are able and to help improve their quality of life while at home. The Director of Living with Advanced Illness Centre oversees the department’s day-to-day activities and assumes primary responsibility for the clinical supervision and development of the Living with Advanced Illness Centre team. The team includes 2 Family Counsellors, a Spiritual Care Practitioner and a Program Coordinator.

The Ideal Candidate:

Is Passionate About Community-Based Mental Health Care

The ideal candidate understands emotional support is just as vital as physical care when dealing with advanced illness. They actively engage and lead education and awareness building initiatives related to advanced illness from patient, family, and caregiver perspectives. They are excited to strengthen and expand community-based programming for a greater impact.

Is an Experienced Clinician

With a minimum of 5 years clinical case management and program development, the candidate has a Master’s Degree and current registration with a professional association. They have advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills to work through complex situations.

Is a Collaborator

An exceptional communicator and people person, the ideal candidate works within a consensus decision making model. They have a strong sense of inquiry, understand the importance of context when developing solutions, and have high e emotional intelligence. They like to be involved in community networks, strengthen partnerships, and keep up with emerging trends.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counselling, or related discipline
    is required.
  • Current registration with professional association is required.
  • Expertise in end-of-life, grief, and trauma clinical practice.
  • 5 years progressive experience in a management role.
  • Successful record of establishing and maintaining effective and
    professional relationships within the social services sector.

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

Submit resume and cover letter with attention to Fiona McColl, Executive Director at [email protected]

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About Hospice Calgary

Hospice Calgary has been guiding children, teens, and adults through the grieving process as they face advanced illness and death of a loved one for over 30 years. Our team of professionals provide individual, family and group support as well as 24-hour end-of-life care. We promise to have the difficult conversations about death, dying, and grief while hearing everyone’s unique story and responding with compassion.