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Leader, Max and Beatrice Wolf Centre for Children’s Grief and Palliative Care, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care

Posted Date:        November 11, 2008
Closing Date:        December 5, 2008

Position Summary

Based at Mount Sinai Hospital, the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care (TLCPC) is one of Canada's largest centres for palliative care. Our patient care, education and research activities all strive to ensure quality end-of-life care for people living with a terminal illness, allowing them to die with dignity and in comfort.

Our Max and Beatrice Wolfe Centre for Children's Grief and Palliative Care is the only specialized centre in Ontario that offers counseling support and medical care, in both home and agency settings, to children and families where a child is dying, or where children are grieving the dying or death of a loved one. As recognized leaders in the field of children's grief and pediatric palliative care, we also provide consultation and education for health care professionals, children's mental health providers and boards of education.

This full-time position provides the academic and clinical leadership for the Max and Beatrice Wolfe Children's Centre, and reports to the Director of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. This position has clinical, administrative, supervisory and academic responsibilities.
Specific responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, manage and evaluate all clinical programs and services of the Children's Centre
  • Develop, implement, manage and evaluate the administrative systems of the Children's Centre
  • Actively participate in the strategic and work planning initiatives of the Temmy Latner Centre
  • Maintain a clinical case load
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision to the counsellors and administrative staff of the Children's Centre
  • Oversee and ensure that professional standards of practice (e.g., clinical, record-keeping, privacy, child protection standards) are maintained
  • Actively promote interprofessional communication and collaboration within the Temmy Latner Centre
  • Facilitate the development and enhancement of relationships with peer and partner organizations in the broader community
  • Participate in fundraising activities and donor relations
  • Develop, implement and evaluate a knowledge transfer program in children's grief initially for the Greater Toronto Area but eventually as a provincial/national resource


  • A minimum of a Masters degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology or other relevant counseling field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the fields of children's mental health, palliative care and children's grief.
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills within a clinical environment, including planning, budgeting and systems development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that allow a high degree of ability to function as a leader and a collaborative team member
  • Commitment to work cooperatively in a community-based setting as part of an interdisciplinary team of clinical and administrative staff and volunteers
  • Understanding of and experience in developing and providing diversified clinical service programs and program infrastructure within a rapidly expanding clinical agency environment
  • Knowledge of relevant health, privacy and child protection legislation, and best practice
  • Understanding of and experience in developing and providing undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs for health professionals
  • Ongoing membership with the relevant professional college or governing body for your discipline
  • Proficiency with computer programs, including Microsoft Office

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume directly to:

Natalie Parry
Program Manager
Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care
Joseph and Wolfe Lebovic Centre
60 Murray Street, 4th Floor, Box #13
Toronto, ON M5T 3L9
Fax: 416.586.4804

We thank you for your interest in this position; however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.