Social Worker – Hospice

35 hours work week | potential evenings |  12 month contract 

$69,000 – $92,000 based on experience and credentials


Jewish Family and Child Service is a multi-service, client-centered agency, and a Children’s Aid Society supporting the healthy development of individuals, children, and families. JF&CS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including dental, vision, and health coverage, a Healthcare Spending Account, and a defined benefit pension plan. We offer ample vacation and sick days and are closed on most Jewish and all Statutory holidays. We are conveniently located at 4600 Bathurst Street. On the premises, you will find free parking, a daycare centre and a gym (with subsidized membership). 

Due to the current pandemic environment, this position is currently working remotely.

We are seeking a Social Worker – Hospice to provide direct counselling, case management, service coordination, case planning, and goal setting to clients using evidenced informed social work practice.  Specializing in Hospice related services, the incumbent will utilize their knowledge of hospice palliative care, grief and bereavement, as well as health and social service systems to deliver service to clients and families while working effectively in interdisciplinary teams.



  • Provide comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment, develop collaborative goals and create effective care plans with clients with life limiting illness and their caregivers/families.

  • Provide clinically appropriate individual and family counselling, advocacy and case management supports.

  • Complete risk assessments and crisis interventions within a psychosocial framework.

  • Support Advanced Care Planning conversations (ACP) and provide related education to clients, caregivers  and families

  • Assess grief support needs from an evidence based model and tailor interventions (social, educational, clinical) appropriately 

  • Provide individual grief counselling and facilitate bereavement groups

  • Develop professional relationships at the front line level and work collaboratively with program partners and service providers on different levels of the healthcare system to ensure effective referral and necessary provision of services

  • Maintain an understanding of relevant legislation such as Health Care Consent Act, Medical Assistance in Dying, PHIPA, Substitute Decisions Act and their application to practice.

  • Understand and apply current norms of practice and best practices in Hospice Palliative Care and Grief and Bereavement.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Master of Social Work

  • Minimum 3 years related clinical experience

  • Member of OCSWSSW in good standing

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a vehicle

  • Experience working within the health care system, preferably in a Hospice Palliative Care setting

  • Knowledge and/or expertise in specific clinical therapeutic interventions such as grief therapy, narrative and dignity therapy, and/or CBT; experience providing Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT) preferred.

  • Therapeutic skill to support individuals and families to address a broad spectrum of bereavement needs including: loss of parent, partner, family member, children’s grief.

  • Strong group facilitation skills

  • Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of Jewish culture, community needs and resources considered an asset

  • Fluency in Russian, Yiddish and/or Hebrew an asset


Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. Accommodations during all phases of the hire process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any such accommodations are required. We thank all applicants for their application and interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.