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Waterloo Region Hospice-Positive Space Facilitator


Job Posting Position Title: Positive Space Facilitator

Location: Waterloo Region

Reports To: Director of Clinical Support Services

Position: .20 FTE (7.5 hrs per week)

One Year Contract Application: Send cover letter and resume to hospice@hospicewaterloo.ca quoting Positive Space

Deadline: Aug 7, 2017

Hospice of Waterloo Region is a community outreach hospice serving the residents of Waterloo Region since 1993. Positive Space is a workplace free of discrimination and systemic barriers based on sexual orientation and gender identities. It is the goal of Hospice of Waterloo Region to ensure that all clients, community members, volunteers, staff, board members, partner organizations and professionals feel included & welcomed in a positive workplace environment.

Position Summary:

The Positive Space Facilitator will engage the management, staff and Board of Hospice of Waterloo Region in a review of policies, procedures, and practices in the creation of a LGBTQ Positive Space workplace.

Role Responsibilities:

• Conduct an internal organizational audit/review/assessment of all HWR forms, processes, policies and practices to ensure these meet positive space standards and promote a positive space environment

• Facilitate the transformation of HWR culture and environment to be compliant with LGBTQ positive space

• Chair an internal HWR positive space committee with membership from staff, volunteers, and partner agencies

• Build internal capacity through development and delivery of Positive Space training

• Create training resources based on existing positive space tool kits, providing relevant information, dispelling myths, and highlighting heteronormative values and beliefs embedded in cultural norms

• Document the process for moving to a positive space environment and prepare presentations for sharing learnings

• Facilitate an on-going process for compliance with positive space recognized standards for physical space, print materials, and social media

• Support HWR in strengthening the relationship with the LGBTQ community members in Waterloo Region

• Leading staff and volunteer workshops to promote self-growth and understanding of barriers and concerns facing LGBTQ individuals involved in hospice palliative care and bereavement

• Provide leadership in HWR attaining certification as a Positive Space Position Prerequisites:

• Minimum five years’ experience in community based organization, group development/facilitation, and project coordination

• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues facing the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gendered, queer, gender variant and questioning community. Lived experience would be considered an asset.

• Understanding of hospice palliative care and bereavement

• Experience working in an anti-oppression framework including awareness of topics associated with heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia, heteronormativity, intersecting oppressions, invisible privilege and human rights

• Skill in developing and facilitating processes to explore core personal values and beliefs and societal norms

• Strong oral and written communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills

• Experience in adult learning, teaching, and mentorship

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team with excellent time management skills