Summer positions:

Events & Marketing Assistant

Matthews House Hospice special event team is seeking a  motivated  and  energetic individual to be involved in the planning, organization and delivery of special events and social marketing.
Reporting to the Coordinator, Community Engagement and Development, you will provide support in the design, promotion, coordination and evaluation of special events; assist  in  the administrative functions associated with special events, including financial record keeping, sponsorship acquisition, volunteer management, public relations, customer service and risk management. Superior organizational skills and the ability to work independently with a high level of initiative are a must.

Preference will be given to those who have experience in the planning, organizing and delivery of special events and associated programs. In addition, the candidate must be a team player with strong communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills; have excellent time management skills with the ability to manage timelines of multiple projects and events; have excellent written and verbal communication skills; and be proficient in Microsoft Office software and social media platforms would be considered an asset

 In order to be eligible for this summer employment opportunity, you must:

·         be a registered full-time post-secondary student
·        be able to attend events outside of normal working hours (evenings, weekends and holidays) as assigned
·         have the ability to meet the physical demands of the job including lifting and carrying of heavy objects and working outdoors in all types of weather conditions
·         have a valid class “G” Ontario driver’s license in good standing
·         complete a vulnerable sector screening as a pre-condition of employment.
·         be available from July 2nd, 2019 to August 23th, 2019 The hourly rate for this position is $15.00 per hour.

To explore this challenging opportunity further, we invite qualified applicants to forward their resume and cover letter, in confidence, by June 18th, 2019 to:
Matthews House Hospice 131 Wellington Street E, Alliston ON, L9R 1G7 or email

 We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, and will only be used for candidate selection.
Matthews House Hospice is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations will be provided throughout the recruitment, hiring and employment process in accordance with the AODA and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Building Superintendent Assistant: reports to the Building Superintendent and cares for building, grounds and equipment. Maintaining these responsibilities will help to ensure the health, safety and security of the residents, visitors, staff and volunteers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with Custodial duties,

  • Minor maintenance and routine preventative maintenance,

  • Routine review of mechanical equipment, and other miscellaneous duties in order to ensure that Matthews House Hospices building is maintained in a healthy, safe and sanitary manner.

  • Provide relationship management for a volunteer team of people who are willing to assist with performing basic custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties as described below:

 Clean and care for the building in order to ensure they are maintained in a safe and healthy manner including these main activities:
 Clean and disinfect resident rooms in consultation with the nursing team
 Clean all nursing station counters, phones and floors
 Clean offices, meeting rooms, kitchen, family rooms and libraries
 Mop tile floor areas
 Vacuum all carpeted areas
 Dust all furniture and fixtures as required
 Wash and disinfect all washroom floors, toilets, toilet seats, hand dryers and fixtures
 Clean all mirrors
 Replenish toilet tissue and soap as needed
 Replenish alcohol based hand rub
 Empty waste baskets, recycling and garbage cans
 Place garbage in outside storage bin
 Take recycling to curb
 Keep outside area near exit and entrance clear of snow and debris, etc.
 Clean, wash and disinfect ice machine
 Remove marks from walls, doors, hardware and glass
 Perform and/or report minor maintenance repairs i.e. painting, drywall repairs etc
 Clean kitchen sinks, counters, oven and cupboards
 Report damages and acts of vandalism

• Maintain stock, storage areas and cleaning equipment, materials and supplies in a safe and orderly manner in order to ensure the safety of residents, visitors, volunteers and staff including:

 Secure storage areas
 Ensure cleaning materials and supplies are stored in a safe and orderly manner
 Maintain an adequate supply of cleaning materials and toiletry supplies
 Order and restock cleaning materials and supplies
 Make note of the need for equipment repairs
 Maintain adequate stock of the kitchen pantry items


• Experience and skilled knowledge base related to janitorial and custodial care
• Demonstrated warm people skills and sense of fun
• Reliable transportation to hospice and other sites as required
• At Heights Training
• Familiarity with basic health and safety in the context of maintaining buildings and equipment

Applications may be emailed to Jose: by May 13.

Social Program Assistant:

This advanced social work practice position will help a social work student develop their empathy and compassion working with people living with life threatening and life limiting illnesses, their caregivers and those that are bereaved. The social work student will further develop their listening and communication skills working with people throughout the life course and of varying cultural backgrounds.

It is expected that the social work student will build upon their foundation of working with people, to support them by using applicable evidence-based social work theories and practice for assessment, counselling, healthcare navigation, ongoing evaluation and termination. The student will also have the opportunity to work closely with and learn about volunteer management, funding strategies and social media as well as co-facilitating various groups. It is also anticipated the student will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with community partners to organize and start a new groups.


• Successfully complete the HPCO volunteer training

• Complete assessments of new clients, development and implementation of care plans

• Refer to appropriate groups based on client needs, desires and limitations and provide ongoing therapeutic social work support as needed

• Problem-solving strategies for engagement and participation

• Assist with matching clients and volunteers and regular and ongoing communication with both to ensure success (by phone and in person)

• Build rapport with in house residents and their families to support during end of life care and relay all concerns to supervisor

• Complete data entry to ensure effective communication within team members

• Work with our complementary and wellness programs (participation and promotion)

• Collaborate with community to develop new partnerships and programs

• Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies (PHIPA, OCSWSSW, Provincial Legislation) and MHH clinical guidelines

• Co-facilitate support groups for the bereaved, those living with life-limiting illnesses, and caregivers

• Engage in mindfulness, compassion and self-care

• Education and facilitation of advanced care planning and legacy work

• Funding and grant writing – looking at ways to align programming with funding opportunities

• Work with Spiritual Care coordinator to foster spiritual growth in the organization and with clients

• Attend community events and education opportunities as they arise

It is anticipated the work week will optimally be a team approach, roughly broken up as follows:

• Two days with Community Care Coordinator (Social Work)

• One day with Volunteer Coordinator

• One day with Bereavement Support Coordinator

• One day with Manager of Meaningful Living

Weekly regular supervision will be provided but also available as needed.
Students of social service or social work should send their application by email to: 
Len Macleod: