Remote Position

6-month contract

Part-time. Potential to become full-time

3 days per week, Monday- Wednesday 

$26 per hours



The Campbell River Hospice Society provides compassionate end-of-life and grief support to individuals of all ages through the support of trained volunteers and generous donors.


The Client Coordinator/ Counsellor is responsible for managing Client Intakes, participating on the VIHA Palliative Team supporting Direct Volunteers and providing some Counselling sessions while maintaining a high-level quality of service.  As the Client Coordinator/Counsellor, you will report to the Lead Clinical Counsellor.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or an undergraduate degree, with a minimum of two year’s grief and loss counselling experience.  Experience may be considered in combination with relevant education.

  • Membership in a Professional Association.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the grief process.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of family systems.

  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of all Microsoft applications and experience with Databases and Virtual platforms such as Zoom. 

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

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


Knowledge & Abilities

  • Provide a high level of care and compassion.

  • Maintain a client-driven database.

  • Perform all Client Intakes and determine the need for services for the patient/family/caregiver.

  • Participate as a member of the Palliative Community Interdisciplinary Team and attend other meetings as appropriate.

  • Communicate with staff, clients, volunteers and community members effectively and professionally, including excellent written, verbal and computer communication skills.

  • Work efficiently both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

  • Organize, communicate and support all direct volunteer who is providing direct service to clients.

  • Provide debriefing to direct volunteers when requested.

  • Provide on-call support to volunteers on weekends and evenings when required.

  • Organize and coordinate clients and their needs with strong attention to detail.

  • Ensure accuracy, confidentiality and safekeeping of CRHS’s records.

  • Maintain communication with the bereaved family following the death of the individual hospice patient.

  • Attend Volunteer Education training.

  • Support Volunteer Coordinator in Volunteer Interviews.

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

  • Coordinates the delivery of services (individual, groups and ongoing follow-up) to ensure timely and appropriate services are provided to the client and family/caregivers.

  • Maintain an ongoing check-in process with all clients accessing service and volunteers providing direct service.

  • Ensure the quality of services through regular evaluation.

  • Ability to provide presentations on behalf of CRHS.

  • Willingness to adhere to the Mission and Values of the Campbell River Hospice Society.

  • Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned by the Lead Clinical Counsellor and  Executive Director.



  • Ability to own and maintain your own office equipment

  • Criminal Record Check required.



Send a cover letter and resume to Louise Daviduck at  /  No phone calls, please.

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.