Careers

Join our dedicated, compassionate, interdisciplinary team.

For over two decades, staff have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Canuck Place is looking for talented, committed individuals to help us make a difference as we continue to grow through our two provincial locations – Vancouver and Abbotsford. Be part of an innovative team that believes in savouring life and takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.

Canuck Place offers a generous benefits and vacation package as well as a variety of health and wellness programs that promote and encourage self-care and work-life balance.

Here is what some of our staff say about working here:

“As a pediatric palliative care nurse, my work is hard, but I work in the most magical place. Dreams happen, wishes are fulfilled, and families heal.” – Nursing staff member

“Working at the Hospice has its emotional challenges, but the sense of purpose and fulfillment makes it all worthwhile.” – Facilities staff member

“I love that the CEO has a ‘Be Kind’ sign on her door.” – Human Resources staff member

Current Opportunities

Housekeeping Aide - Vancouver

The Housekeeping Aide is responsible for maintaining the standards of infection control for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH). Duties include a variety of housekeeping tasks, such as discharging patient rooms and family suites, mopping floors, vacuuming/cleaning carpets, and laundry.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Works closely with the Housekeeping Coordinator and other Housekeeping Aides to assess and carry out the housekeeping needs of CPCH.
  • Adheres to infection control standards and practices laid out in the CPCH Housekeeping manual.
  • Discharges patient rooms and family suites.
  • Disinfects patient rooms, bathrooms and common areas on a daily basis.
  • Disinfects toys and other common-use objects.
  • Mops floors, vacuums, spot cleans carpets, disinfects office surfaces, and empties waste and recycling receptacles on a daily basis.
  • Washes/dries laundry, keeps linen cupboard in order and maintains cleanliness of laundry room.
  • Cleans blinds and windows.
  • Replenishes housekeeping supplies.
  • Cleans carpets, as required.
  • Works with Housekeeping Volunteers to ensure housekeeping tasks are completed and signed off on the appropriate checklists.
  • Responds to housekeeping requests and unforeseen situations, as required.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, supplemented with a minimum of two years related housekeeping experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.   Related experience in a health care facility is preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of, and the ability to use, cleaning equipment and solutions.
  • In depth understanding of cleaning procedures and infection control procedures.
  • Knowledge of laundry procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and prioritize workload.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to children and families in sensitive situations.
  • Ability to work individually, as well as a collaborative member of a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Physical ability to carry out duties of the position.
  • WHMIS certification is required.
  • Good computer skills in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) is an asset.

READY TO APPLY? For more detailed information on the position and how to apply, visit our Careers page. Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected]  by Friday, October 19, 2018.  Please specify “Housekeeping Aide – Vancouver” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you heard about the position.

Flexibility is necessary as candidates must be available to work weekends and holidays, and be available on short notice. Shifts are 7:00am – 3:30pm and 9:00am – 5:30pm.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Housekeeping Coordinator

Housekeeping Coordinator – Vancouver

Regular Full-Time* position

*with flexibility surrounding full-time equivalency (FTE)

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is seeking an organized, caring and professional Housekeeping Coordinator. A team player who leads by example in ensuring the overall cleanliness and standards of Infection and Prevention Control (IPAC) are maintained. Leadership, excellent organization and compassionate and respectful communication skills are necessary to be successful in this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises, trains, schedules and evaluates housekeeping staff at both Vancouver and Abbotsford hospice locations.
  • Works alongside staff, volunteers, as well as families who are on the CPCH program.
  • Provides direction and orientation to all housekeeping staff regarding infection control standards through the CPCH housekeeping manual and checklists.
  • Ensures all housekeeping staff have appropriate training related to WHMIS and licensing requirements, and staff works within the related requirements.
  • Evaluates the need for housekeeping cleaning maintenance tasks (carpets, floors and furniture); schedules staff, volunteers or arranges for outside contractors, as required.
  • Supervises daily housekeeping activities including cleaning and laundry; works collaboratively with staff to meet infection control standards and tracks daily workload for key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Hires staff in collaboration with the Director, Volunteer & Support Services.
  • Conducts ongoing performance management with staff including check ins and annual performance reviews.
  • Ensures housekeeping resources are utilized in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Creates and maintains a cohesive and collaborative team environment within housekeeping and CPCH.
  • Recommends replacement or repair of furniture, drapes, linens, equipment, etc. and arranges for repair, as necessary.
  • Maintains inventory levels for linens, laundry and housekeeping supplies, paper products, toiletries; orders supplies and ensures delivery of toiletries and cleaning products, as required.
  • Meets with suppliers, assesses new laundry or housekeeping products and makes purchases, as appropriate to maintain appropriate levels of supplies.
  • Attends Interdisciplinary Rounds, Occupational Health and Safety Meetings and other hospice committees, as required.
  • Assists in developing the housekeeping budget and ensures expenditures are within the approved budget.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, supplemented with a minimum of four years related housekeeping experience, including one year in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Related experience in a health care facility is preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Housekeeping supervisory experience, including staff training, staff scheduling, and problem solving.
  • Knowledge and use of cleaning equipment and solutions.
  • Knowledge of healthcare cleaning procedures, including isolation procedures.
  • Knowledge of laundry procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize workload.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Good computer skills, including MS Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • Ability to work with children and families in sensitive situations.
  • Ability to work as an individual and collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Physical ability to carry out duties of the position
  • Clear and valid Class 5 BC driver’s license is required.
  • WHMIS certification is required.

HERE’S WHY IT’S SO GREAT TO WORK WITH US. Aside from being surrounded by a friendly, inclusive, dedicated team, Canuck Place offers employees up to 20 days’ vacation (pro-rated to their full-time equivalency), an employer-paid benefits package, a Health Spending account that provides up to $500 annually to provide additional coverage for health and wellness activities/services, weekly onsite massage therapy, informative lunch n’ learns, as well as various learning opportunities. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice also has a ‘Care For the Caregiver’ committee who provides ongoing, creative activities to connect us with one another as a reminder that it’s ‘this’ moment that really counts.

Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected].  Please specify “Housekeeping Coordinator” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you first heard about the position. This posting closes Friday, October 19, 2018.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Director of Finance, Facilities & IT

Director of Finance, Facilities & IT

Location: Vancouver – Granville Office

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Job status: Permanent, Full-time (1.0 FTE)

HERE’S WHY IT’S SO GREAT TO WORK WITH US. Aside from being surrounded by a friendly, inclusive, dedicated team, Canuck Place offers employees up to 25 days’ vacation (pro-rated to their full-time equivalency), an employer-paid benefits package, a Health Spending account that provides up to $500 annually to provide additional coverage for health and wellness activities/services, weekly onsite massage therapy, informative lunch n’ learns, as well as various learning opportunities. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice also has a ‘Care For the Caregiver’ committee who provides ongoing, creative activities to connect us with one another as a reminder that it’s ‘this’ moment that really counts.

SUMMARY

The Director of Finance, Facilities & IT reports to and works closely with the CEO, in partnering with the senior leadership and the board of directors to develop and implement the strategic plan throughout the organization. They must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace while managing a busy portfolio.   Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • provides financial leadership and ensures efficient and effective financial control systems
  • develops administrative policies and processes for reporting financial and operating results and for the discharge of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) Society and Foundation obligations as prescribed by law, regulatory bodies, and government contracts
  • oversees all payroll functions, facility operations at all CPCH locations, other corporate services including IT, treasury management, and risk management.
  • assumes the role of Chief Privacy Officer for the organization
  • represents the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, partners, foundation executives, auditors, and government officials

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of a recognized accounting designation, CPA equivalent.
  • An MBA would be an asset.
  • A minimum of ten years related professional experience at a senior leadership level with computerized financial systems and reporting, fund accounting, project management, payroll, budgeting.
  • Experience with Government funding requirements, and charitable fundraising programs with associated CRA requirements.
  • Experience overseeing IT is required.
  • Facilities management oversight is an asset.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans, develops and implements effective financial and accounting systems, policies, procedures, controls and records which meet audit and legal reporting requirements, properly safeguard assets, and provides meaningful financial reporting, planning, analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Directs and reviews work performed by Finance department staff in order to ensure accuracy and to remain fully appraised of the financial activities of the Society and Foundation at all times.
  • Contributes as a key member of the senior leadership team in the overall strategic planning for the Society, collaborates in the development of performance measurement standards which facilitate reporting requirements for census, costs, and economic measures, creates financial benchmarks and a balanced scorecard and ensures that financial policies and procedures are integrated into the program philosophy. Contributes to organizational strategy and policy making as required.
  • Develops business plans, co-ordinates the preparation of draft capital and operating budgets and produces final budgets; reviews operating costs, monitors budgets and provides advice on capital requirements, courses of action to reduce operating costs, improve profitability etc.
  • Develops and leads the execution of plans for facilities maintenance and emergency preparedness (including training of staff on emergency procedures).
  • Leads the development and implementation of corporate services including IT, leasing and procurement.
  • Projects and manages revenue, investment, cash flow to ensure appropriate return on surplus funds and assists with sourcing long term funding.
  • Provides support to the Audit Committee and Investment Review Committees of the Board, and to the Foundation Board.
  • Manages the audit process and works with external auditors to ensure audited financial statements are accurate and complete.
  • Recruits, trains, develops, leads and motivates staff and conducts regular performance management reviews.
  • Prepares and reviews RFPs for banking, investment and audit services and recommends successful firms.
  • Follows policies, procedures and standards of excellence to ensure a safe environment for children and families, staff and volunteers.
  • Contributes to the CPCH culture by understanding and supporting our Mission and Vision and actively demonstrating our Values.
  • In accordance with the strategic directions of CPCH, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at CPCH, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
  • Protects the health, wellness and safety of self and others by complying with applicable regulations and standards, safe work practices and procedures established by CPCH. Employees must report any health hazards and unsafe conditions to their supervisor for corrective action.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

What you bring to the role:

  • Exceptional analytical, presentation and report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build teams, lead and motivate people to accomplish goals and objectives to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance, facilities and IT.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP’s), financial, administrative and contract management, audit and program evaluation principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial issues including accounting and financial policies and procedures, financial internal control concepts, and government requirements.
  • Knowledge of Employment Standards, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) requirements.
  • Knowledge of practices and principles related to development and operation of computerized payroll and financial reporting systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership, planning and organizational skills coupled with the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems in complex situations.
  • Demonstrated strategic and anticipatory thinking related to current and potential challenges and opportunities.
  • Ability to assess financial trends and concerns and develop effective solutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Technologically savvy, with the ability to develop and implement new processes and systems that will increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to manage investment portfolios and make sound investment decisions within organizational investment policies.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels regarding financial matters.
  • A clear and valid BC driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.

You have:

  • High integrity; creativity; balance, good judgment and objectivity; high vision and conceptual capabilities; consultative, facilitate and collaborative; sense of humor.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility that allows you to work with high energy, creative people.
  • Able to thrive and effectively manage priorities in a changing, ambiguous environment.

Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

At the discretion of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the information in this job description may be reviewed and revised, as required, to meet the needs of the organization.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit your cover letter and your resume to [email protected] by Friday, November 9. Please indicate where you discovered this job posting and specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email. We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage women, First Nations, Inuit and Metis candidates, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer at Canuck Place

To our families, Canuck Place is a home away from home. It is a place of comfort and compassion where children can experience the simple joys of being a child, and families can cherish each moment together.

Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Without this dedicated group of amazing people, we wouldn’t be able to provide the high level of care we are so proud of.
Canuck Place has more than 350 active volunteers, aged 16 to 81, from all walks of life and with varied talents, skills and abilities. They provide care and support in various areas and are an integral force behind the spirit of compassion and care which defines Canuck Place.
Volunteers provide the most fundamental act of philanthropy – they give of themselves.

Volunteers enrich the hospice in many important ways. They provide companionship and support to children and families who may be missing the support they receive at home. Volunteers provide a helping hand, a listening ear and a caring heart.

Volunteers assume a variety of roles, ranging from assisting in bereavement to office reception, lending practical support such as kitchen and housekeeping responsibilities, transportation, maintaining our beautiful gardens, the school room and library, and organization of special events. We also have family and peer volunteers who provide companionship that children and families may be missing while away from their home environment.

We take enormous pride in our volunteers, and support them in a variety of ways. We provide continuing education and recognition gifts, and hold special events to honour our volunteers.

Volunteer with Canuck Place to be a part of something that changes people’s lives.
Your help will allow families to be together in a way they can’t be on their own, to savour life and create memories and experiences that will stay with them forever.

We are currently recruiting for all volunteer positions at both our Abbotsford and Vancouver locations.

Interested applicants can apply through our Volunteer page here: www.canuckplace.org/volunteers

Please check back frequently for new postings.

If you do not see a position that matches your skill set, feel free to email your resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected]. Please note the position you are seeking in the subject line of the email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for a position will be contacted.

Resumes are kept on file for six months.

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