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Employment Opportunity:

Registered Clinical Counsellor (White Rock/South Surrey, BC)   Perm – F/T

The Peace Arch Hospice Society cares for individuals and families who are facing advanced illness, death, and bereavement. We are a community based non-profit organization. Peace Arch Hospice Society staff strive to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of the individual and his or her loved ones.  The Society requires a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has experience working with individuals, families and groups. The candidate must have sound knowledge in the areas of hospice palliative care and bereavement, as well as group facilitation and teaching experience. Flexibility with respect to hours is required for occasional evening and weekend work. M.A. in Counselling Psychology or related field required as well as valid insurance.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the philosophy of hospice palliative care and the needs of the dying, their families and the bereaved.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the grief process, anticipatory grief, compounded grief, complicated grief, and traumatic loss.
  • Master’s level of education: MA Clinical Psychology or MSW.
  • A valid BC Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle.
  • Member of BCACC as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) or member of BCCSW as a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW).
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Records Check.



  • Provide grief and end-of-life counselling to individuals and families of all ages.
  • Review referrals, assessments and maintain clinical and statistical records.
  • Serve as consult to the Fraser Health Palliative Care Team.
  • Support volunteers in all areas of their work for the Society.
  • Liase with and make referrals to other care providers in the community.
  • Facilitate support groups.
  • Community outreach in support of hospice programs and services.
  • Provide clinical expertise, education, training and support to volunteers, community organizations, other health care providers and the public.



  • Ability to develop working relationships with clients
  • Ability to organize and facilitate support groups
  • Ability to work with children and teens
  • Ability to establish and maintain a confidential environment
  • Sensitivity to issues related to end-of-life, loss and grief
  • Ability to work in a hospital environment
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to work independently
  • Ability to represent the Hospice Society in the community
  • Knowledge of local community resources and referral processes


Posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Salary range: $25-$30 per hour depending on experience.  Benefits package after probationary period.

Please email your resume with cover letter to:  contactus@pahospicesociety.org with Attention to Administration.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please.


Holiday Home Tour for Hope!

Christmas is fast approaching and what a great way to get into the holiday spirit by visiting 6 homes beautifully decorated by local designers!  Buy your tickets soon as they are going fast!


Victory Memorial Funeral Park – Leaders in the Spirit of Giving

Thank you to all the wonderful people at Victory Memorial Funeral Park for hosting ‘The Art of Living’ on Thursday, October 5th!  What a great evening spent with amazing people. Over $33,000 was raised in support of our programs and services.  Thank-you!!!  Your generosity to the community is inspiring!

Pictured above is (L-R)  Kim Macmillan of Victory Memorial; Jayne Pattison, General Manager of Victory Memorial; Beth Kish, Executive Director of Peace Arch Hospice Society; Jennifer Hoskins, Assistant Manager of Victory Memorial

Bill C-277 Progresses To Senate

“Act providing for the Development of a Framework on Palliative Care in Canada”


BC Hospice Palliative Care Association is pleased to report that private member´s Bill C-277, an “Act providing for the Development of a Framework on Palliative Care in Canada“, has passed third reading in the House of Commons. Bill C-277 has now been sent to the Senate for consideration and review.

This news release is provided jointly by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CAN), the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.

Read the Bill below.

More Hospice Palliative Care support for Peace Arch

The Province has provided $240,000 for improved hospice palliative care services in White Rock/South Surrey.

The BC Centre for Palliative Care distributed the funding to the Peace Arch Hospice Society towards development of its new supportive-care centre that will support patients and families requiring hospice care across White Rock and South Surrey and those who will use the new hospice beds being built in White Rock. Eight of the beds will be new, while seven are replacing existing hospice beds within Peace Arch Hospital. The supportive-care centre will provide training to volunteers to support all patients and families in the new hospice facility.

From left to right: David Weir, Communications Manager from BC Centre for Palliative Care; Martha Grympa, FH End of Life Manager; Gordon Hogg, MLA Surrey White Rock; Stephanie Cadieux, MLA Surrey Cloverdale; Beth Kish, Executive Director WRSSHS; Jacques Viljoen, Titan Construction; Robin Harper, WRSSHS Board President

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Where to Find Us

Peace Arch Hospice Society

Supportive Care Centre
15435 16a Ave Surrey, BC V4A 1T2
Tel. 604-531-7484 Fax. 604-531-8101
Email: contactus@pahospicesociety.org

Peace Arch Hospice Society Thrift Store

Unit 2A - 15562 24th Avenue Surrey, BC V4A 2J5 Tel: 604-538-7600
Email: thriftstore@pahospicesociety.org

Store Hours
Mon. – Fri. 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed Sundays & Statutory Holidays

Peace Arch Hospice Society

15435 - 16A Avenue, South Surrey
British Columbia, Canada V4A 1T2
Tel. 604-531-7484

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