Supportive Care & Grief Services Associates

By Thursday January 7th, 2021 Employment

Supportive Care & Grief Services Associates, Sudbury ON

Casual position

6 hours in-house and on call every third weekend / facilitating grief support groups / vacation coverage

Maison McCulloch Hospice (MMH) is a Centre of Excellence dedicated to the collaborative delivery of quality hospice palliative care in both official languages. As our organization continues to grow, we are seeking to hire candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in this highly gratifying work environment. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application to the Human Resources Coordinator. (see below)


Reporting directly to the Manager of Supportive Care and Grief Services (MSCGS), the Supportive Care and Grief Services Associate is responsible for assisting with the delivery of the Supportive Care and Grief Services Program (SCGS) to Maison McCulloch Hospice (MMH) residents and Community Hospice Palliative Care Team (CHPCT) clients, their families, staff and volunteers.


  • Provision of supportive care and grief services to residents / clients, their families and hospice staff and volunteers
  • Build strong internal & external relationships
  • Training & education
  • Self-care and other related duties



  • Bachelor’s degree relevant to supportive/spiritual and religious care (or equivalent)
  • Training in counselling / coaching
  • Advanced knowledge relating to Grief and Bereavement
  • Experience in Hospice Palliative Care (HPC)
  • Experience in clinical supportive/spiritual care and/or other relevant experience
  • Experience in dealing with death and dying; in Grief support (one-on-one, group)
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Availability to be on-call 1 weekend of 3 or 4 and during other Associates’ vacation coverage


  • Certification in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
  • Certification as a Grief Recovery Method Specialist (for those facilitating the Grief Recovery Program)
  • Proficient in both official languages (English/French) or willingness to pursue

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • Understanding of the history and philosophy of HPC and of MMH
  • knowledgeable of the Model of Care and all services offered by MMH
  • Ability and willingness to work in multi-faith and multi-cultural contexts
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Speaking in public and group leadership
  • Demonstrates compassion, diplomacy, discretion, sensitivity, and respect for others
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team,
  • Provides leadership where required
  • Knowledgeable of community resources related to supportive care and grief services
  • Establishes and maintains effective partnerships with other service providers

Salary: Hourly wage $30.00 – $50.00 / hr. (commensurate with education and experience)

On-call fee $25.00 / night and   $100.00 / weekend (5 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday)

If interested, please send a cover letter and detailed resume by 3:00 p.m. on January 20, 2021.


c/o Human Resources Coordinator
Maison McCulloch Hospice
1028 South Bay Road, Sudbury ON P3E 6J7 or by fax at (705) 674-5393