Join Our Team

We are looking for compassionate, energetic individuals to join our team! Read below to find out about the Art Therapist opportunity and Social Media Assistant Opportunity. 

“Volunteering is at the very core of being human. No one has made it through life without someone else’s help”
~ Heather French Henry

PEER MENTOR VOLUNTEER POSITION
If you have experienced pregnancy or infant loss personally and are looking for a way to give back to the community in a meaningful way—join our Peer Mentoring Volunteer Team! As a Peer Mentor, you will receive training to equip you with the appropriate skills needed to support someone who has recently experienced loss.

Fill in the short application form and someone from our team will get back to you soon!

PEER SUPPORT HOTLINE VOLUNTEER
Hotline Support Volunteers answer calls or texts from newly bereaved parents. You must be available to volunteer one or more days a week per month. In-depth training, flexible volunteer shifts and the ability to support someone on their journey through grief, hope. Email info@pilsc.org for more information.

ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER
We are always looking for people to help us with administrative tasks at the Centre! If you are organized, like to have fun and wish to give back to the pregnancy and infant loss community—volunteer with us today.

If you are interested contact us and we will be in touch soon!

In collaboration with the Max Robinson Children’s Foundation, the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre is hosting an art therapy support group for primary-school aged children who have experienced the loss of a sibling to pregnancy, infant, and/or young child loss. The program is expected to run approximately an hour weekly, for a total of 6 weeks. Depending on whether the program is expected to run online or in-person, groups will consist of approximately 6-12 children.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will conduct the sibling support group sessions, supported by a small volunteer team. They will also be responsible for designing program content; including art activities, group discussions, themes and topics, therapy modalities, positive coping and processing mechanisms to be taught to children, etc.

Develop sibling group support program to include items (Session structure, Art techniques, Session themes and topics):

  • Facilitate the program
  • Instruct group in art techniques
  • Teach healthy coping mechanisms
  • Facilitate communication between participants
  • Observe progress and outcomes
  • Supply attendees parents with pre and post evaluation survey
  • Complete program evaluation to be provided to both organization
  • Maintains client confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

JOB DUTIES

  • Working virtually using zoom and from the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre or other site if necessary for 6 week program
  • Determines nature of child’s situation by interviewing child’s parents and reviewing intake forms
  • Obtains assistance for a children by referring him/her to community resources, arranging for appointments and establishing rapport with other agencies, if need be
  • Maintains records of client interactions by documenting weekly in Client Management System Supplied by Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre
  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures, participating in quality reviews and reporting needed changes.
  • Complies with federal, provincial and local legal requirements, enforcing adherence to requirements and advising management on needed actions.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of grief and bereavement theories and processes, and their application in clinical practice
  • Knowledge of clinical practice with children 5-11 years of age
  • Ability to integrate art into clinical modalities and practices
  • Knowledge of pregnancy and infant related issues including miscarriage, stillbirth, termination, infertility
  • Commitment to organization’s values of diversity and inclusivity

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters of Art Therapy from an accredited institution/ post-graduate diploma in art therapy/ Masters of Social Work/ Master of Counselling Psychology, etc.
  • Registration with the applicable provincial regulatory body (e.g College of Alberta Psychologists, Canadian Art Therapy Association, Alberta College of Social Workers with clinical designation, etc).
  • Experience with integration of art into therapeutic approach and methods

CONTRACT LENGTH AND HOURS

This is a contract position, lasting for 7 weeks. 1 week will be dedicated for program design, and 6 weeks will be dedicated for program facilitation.

Please send your cover letter and resume to info@pilsc.org to apply. Thank you for your interest in working with the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre.

Social Media Assistant:

Our organization is growing and we need your help! Our new website (https://pilsc.org) needs lots of engaging content to help us tell our story and fulfill our mission of helping families deal with pregnancy and infant loss and the many unique challenges they face.

As our first Social Media Assistant, you will work closely with our team and outside Website Development agency to create engaging content for our website and social media channels, including keeping channels updated and brand-focused, seeking out new social media avenues and ways of connecting with audiences, and helping to add new content on our website.

Social Media Assistant Duties:

  • Manages social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other relevant platforms
  • Engages in social media presence creation on new and emerging social media platforms
  • Creates dynamic written, graphic, and video content
  • Optimizes content following search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) in accordance with our outside consultant who will lead this activity
  • Creates content that promotes audience interaction, increases audience presence on company sites, and encourages audience participation
  • Assists social media management with large projects, events, and community management
  • Works as part of a team to develop large social media campaigns
  • Analyses and reports audience information and demographics, and success of existing social media projects
  • Proposes new ideas and concepts for social media content
  • Creates e-newsletter drafts and helps to distribute to subscribers
  • Manages social media communications
  • Uses timelines and scheduled content to create a consistent stream of new content for audience interaction while analysing, managing, and altering schedules where necessary to optimize visits

Social Media Assistant Skills and Qualifications:

Marketing or Social Media Marketing Degree Preferred, Technology Skills, Content Writing, Graphic Design, Campaign Execution, Teamwork, Self-Motivation, Strong Communication Skills, Networking, Idea Presentation, Proofreading, Strong Customer-Service Skills, Enthusiasm, Detail-Oriented, Collaboration

Please email info@pilsc.org if you are interested in volunteering your time with us!