Resume must include a cover letter to be considered. Email to


JOB TITLE: Art/Play Grief Therapist

REPORTING to the Clinical Lead Counsellor, the Art/Play Therapist is responsible for providing Therapy to clients ages four and up who are grieving or experiencing end-of-life.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Art/Play Therapist supports grieving children and young adults in-person at our Hospice Care Centre, local school, or at times by zoom.

The Art/Play Therapist will be provided supervision by the Clinical Lead Counsellor to ensure integrated, comprehensive service delivery to the community.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT & HOURS: One day per week between Monday-Friday. 8am-4pm. Day of the week determined at interview stage. Contract for 6 months with possible extension.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be fully vaccinated and able to provide a criminal record check upon hiring.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The therapist is required to perform a range of duties including, but not limited to the following:

  • Provides Art/Play Therapy to children and young adults who are grieving

  • Maintains grief support resource materials

  • Attends brief weekly meetings with the Clinical Lead Counsellor

  • Coordinates with the Executive Assistant to manage appointments

  • Potentially provide intakes for new clients

  • Collaborates with the team in the development of client programs


  • Reflects and interprets CRHS Vision, Mission, and Core Values in their work with enthusiasm and commitment

  • Participates in discussions to continue the high-level quality of services with team members

  • Ensures accuracy, confidentiality, and safekeeping of CRHS records

  • Performs CRHS tasks and sundry duties as required for the smooth and efficient running of CRHS programs and services

  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree or Master in Creative Arts Therapies, Play Therapy or equivalent

  • Membership in a Professional Counselling Association

  • Maintains own practice insurance

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the grief process

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the end-of-life process

  • Demonstrated knowledge of family systems and caregivers role

  • Demonstrated experience with anticipatory grief, compounded grief, complicated grief and traumatic loss

  • Experience/knowledge of working with clients ages 4 years and up

  • Knowledge and understanding of the philosophy of hospice palliative care and the needs of the dying, their families and the bereaved


  • Ability to develop a working relationship with clients

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to organize and facilitate support systems

  • Ability to work in a highly confidential environment

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of loss and grief

  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries in the face of sorrow, pain, and suffering;

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently;

  • A high degree of flexibility and initiative

  • Demonstrated ability to use all relevant office equipment (photocopier, FAX, phone and voice messaging systems etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Internet applications; and willingness to learn new software programs

  • Ability to represent Hospice in the community

  • Knowledge of CRHS and local community resources is an asset

  • Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development through workshops, conferences and professional publications related to grief, bereavement, loss, palliative care, individual and family counselling

Call for Candidates for Board of Directors ( Volunteer Position)


The Campbell River Hospice Society is currently seeking candidates for the Board of Directors.


The Campbell River Hospice Society


Since 1986, The Campbell River Hospice Society (CRHS) has been supporting the community and surrounding areas with compassionate and caring support to those grieving or facing end-of-life. Our services include outreach support, relaxation therapies, grief counselling, resources, education and companionship.



Our Mission is to ensure that dying and bereaved people have access to programs and services provided by trained, committed staff and volunteers, supported by an organization that is passionate in achieving our long-term Vision.



Our Vision for the Hospice Society is to ensure everyone in Campbell River and surrounding communities has access to high-quality care through programs and services that offer counselling, companioning, and understanding when experiencing end-of-life or bereavement, regardless of beliefs and culture.


The Board of Directors:


The CRHS’s Board of Directors is made up of volunteer leaders who are dedicated to the organization’s Vision and recognize that the organization needs a strong and effective Board to fully realize its potential.  Serving on CRHS’s Board is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about strengthening governance leadership in the organization.  


Board members live, work or play in Campbell River and the surrounding communities we serve.



The Key Responsibilities:


Strengthening Momentum:  CRHS’s board members ensure the organization continues to effectively deliver on its mission and move forward on its strategic priorities;

Governance:  CRHS board members support and promote governance excellence and further the organization’s commitment to integrity, accountability and transparency;

Community Impact: CRHS’s board members have their pulse on community needs and work to ensure programs are relevant, responsive and impactful;

Cheerleading: CRHS’s board members are advocates and ambassadors for the organization, ensuring it has the financial and human resources to further its mission.


The Expectations:


We are excited about new opportunities that are opening for CRHS currently.  Board members will have vision, skills and commitment to guide the organization in moving forward.  Board members are expected to:

  • Have the skills or experience to help the Board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities;

  • Come to monthly meetings prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions;

  • Actively participate in committee work;

  • Responsibly represent and advocate for CRHS in their respective communities; and

  • Play an active role in identifying and securing financial resources and partnerships.


The Positions Available:


Three (3) director positions are available with (1) as treasurer, each for 3-year terms.  We are seeking members that have a background in one of the following areas:

  • Operations: background in administration with an appreciation for the value of good planning, clear policies/procedures, and administrative oversight;

  • Human Resources: background in recruiting, conflict resolution, and performance management;

  • Finance: background in accounting, financial reporting, and budget preparation.



Board meetings are currently scheduled for the last Monday of each month from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm held at the CRHS’s office at 440 Evergreen Road, Campbell River. The time requirement is 6 -10 hours per month, including preparation for and attendance at board and committee meetings.


The Benefits: 

CRHS’s Board offers a rewarding opportunity to be part of a compassionate and caring community that offers support to those needing end-of-life care or grieving a loved one.


The Timelines:

Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position to Geri Arkell



Candidate submissions will be brought before the Board for consideration and three people who most closely meet the preferred qualifications will be selected for appointment to the Board. According to CRHS By-Laws, these appointments will serve until the next Annual General Meeting at which time the membership will then vote for their permanent status as members of the Board. Candidates who are not selected in this round will be placed in a pool to be used for future appointments in the event that director vacancies occur mid-year.