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Organization Overview Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference? As part of the VON team, you will make a positive impact on the lives of clients who need support services to help them with activities of daily living. VON is Canada’s largest, national, not-for-profit home and community care organization. We’ve been offering high-quality, innovative care and supports since 1897. Come work with us - it’s a job that matters!
Req/Job ID 3738 - CK - RPT
Position Title Coordinator, Kids' Circle
Program/Department Community Support Services
Salary $20.42/hr base
Job Summary The successful candidate will be a creative, compassionate individual who will coordinate and support the Kids' Circle Program. The Kids' Circle program provides one-on-one illness and bereavement support to children and teens (ages 4-18) and is held primarily in the school setting.
The Coordinator will carry out the day-to-day program operations in accordance with VON standards, and is responsible for assessing clients for, and/or monitoring, service delivery. They are also responsible for contributing to the development, evaluation and promotion of the Kids' Circle Program.
The successful candidate will supervise and train the Kids' Circle volunteers.
  • Post-secondary education in Health/Social Science discipline (or the equivalent combination of qualifications/education); for example, Social Service Worker
  • Bereavement Support certification/training/education
  • Suicide Intervention training is an asset
  • Palliative Care training is an asset
  • Experience in providing bereavement support and the facilitation of support groups
  • Experience in program planning and evaluation
  • Experience in volunteer management and administration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the social and health care services network and community resources
  • Excellent record keeping and statistical compilations skills
  • Community development and public speaking an asset
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer use, including the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team, take direction well and work independently
  • Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Current criminal background check will be requested


Date Posted 11/14/2012
Deadline Date 11/22/2012
City Chatham
Province Ontario [ON]
Compensation & Benefits Overview • Career advancement opportunities
• Training and skills development
• Flexible hours
• Competitive compensation
• Group benefit coverage
• Pension plan
• Annual vacation and sick leave entitlement
• Employee assistance program
• Employee recognition programs
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