Careers

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is an exceptionally rewarding place to work.careers-page

 

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 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, including onsite massage, yoga, and meditation sessions.

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

Administrative Assistant (Abbotsford)

Are you a unique individual with strong administrative skills who likes to think outside the box? Do you like to find the jobs that need to be done? Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH)’s Abbotsford location, Dave Lede House (DLH), is looking for an Administrative Assistant to greet and assist visitors, receive and direct telephone and in-person inquiries, and provide administrative support services to a variety of departments.  This role is often the first impression of the organization and, in addition to dealing with the general public, interacts with children and families at their most vulnerable time.  A mature, compassionate and professional manner and the ability to manage the diverse and emotional aspects of the role is essential.

This is a temporary position, extending for approximately three months.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greets, directs and assists hospice visitors, modifying behaviour based on the hospice atmosphere and emotional state of children, families, and staff.
  • Responds to incoming telephone inquiries and directs calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Processes outgoing and incoming mail and maintains the postage meter.
  • Receives donations and processes them according to a set of requirements established by the Finance Department.
  • Makes CPCH donor thank-you calls and lapsed donor calls.
  • In conjunction with Senior Administrative Assistant, develops office processes and procedures for DLH that align with organizational needs and priorities.
  • Prepares and distributes a variety of lists and information for staff.  Books and coordinates meeting room schedules.
  • Sends out general in-house emails about events and activities.
  • Provides administrative support to a variety of departments including word processing, ordering and distributing office supplies, etc.
  • Merges, prints, finalizes and mails group stewardship packages.
  • Tracks staff attendance at professional development activities and provides attendance data for the Human Resources and Clinical departments.
  • Acts as onsite point of contact for volunteers and organizes tasks for the volunteers to complete
  • Communicates and works collaboratively with Volunteer Services regarding volunteer absences and additional volunteer assistance.
  • Assists with internal and external events, as required, including sending out reminders.
  • Assists with building and parking access for visitors as required.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

High school diploma, supplemented by a minimum of 2 years of related reception and administrative duties in the health care or non-profit environment. Experience with multi-line telephone system and Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database is an asset.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service in a diverse and emotionally sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated strong administrative support skills, including business correspondence, reports, etc. and ability to support a diverse team.
  • Proficient MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Excellent English communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to prioritize while maintaining attention to detail
  • Works independently as well as a collaborative team member
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Calm, professional, pleasant demeanor, particularly in the face of distractions.

HOURS/DAYS OF WORK:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus one additional day per week; hours are flexible during general business hours.

Due to the unique nature of this role and our organization, before submitting your resume, please visit our website for more information on who we are and what we do:  www.canuckplace.org

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected] by January 31, 2017.  Please specify “Administrative Assistant – Abbotsford” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you heard about the position.

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

Counsellor/Social Worker

Think collaboration versus case loads within a vital leadership role that provides guidance for our compassionate community. As a key member of our Counselling team and our larger, interdisciplinary team, you will be responsible for psychosocial assessments, counselling and advocating for children and families, facilitating family team meetings, providing grief and loss support, arranging and coordinating with health and social services, and participating in research and education activities. As well, you will participate in facilitating grief and bereavement groups.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Clinical Counselling/Psychology
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. Counselling, Social Work, Nursing, etc.)
  • 5 solid years of counselling experience working with children and families in a health care or palliative care environment.
  • Experience in expressive therapies and grief counselling techniques or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • A Registered Clinical Counsellor certification is preferred.

 QUALIFICATIONS/TALENTS

  • Effective communication and relationship building skills
  • Sound experience working with children and families individually and in group settings
  • Solid understanding of grief and loss principles and complex bereavement issues
  • Knowledge of research practices
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Theoretical framework including family systems
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams

This part-time position (0.7 or 0.8 FTE) allows you time and freedom to explore your other interests. Regular work hours are scheduled between Monday and Friday to meet the needs of the team. Weekend on-call coverage, on a rotating schedule and flexibility to work some evenings and/or weekends for groups or events is all part of the team work. The position will be based from our Vancouver Hospice, with some requirement to work throughout the Lower Mainland.

To apply, first take a look around our website for more information on who we are and what we do. If this opportunity piques your interest, send you cover letter and resume to [email protected] (MS Word or Adobe PDF format accepted). Please note “Counsellor” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you heard about the position. This position will remain open until filled.

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

Administrative Assistant - Volunteer & Support Services

Reporting to the Director, Volunteer & Support Services, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for the day to day administrative duties of the Volunteer & Support Services Department, working collaboratively with the Coordinator and Director to ensure the effective organization and service delivery of Volunteer Services, Food Services and Housekeeping.

This is a part-time position (0.6 FTE, or 3 days/week), working Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides administrative assistance for the day-to-day operations of the department.
  • Creates and maintains volunteer files.
  • Assists with printing weekly schedules, communicating shift changes and filling vacant shifts.
  • Responds to volunteer applicant enquiries, tracks applications and schedules interviews.
  • Inputs data into the volunteer database, provides reports and statistics as required.
  • Assists with volunteer and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) events and activities.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with CPCH team members.
  • Provides back-up for the Volunteer Coordinator role as required.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma plus a minimum of two years administrative assistant experience working in a team environment.  Non-profit and/or experience in a volunteer environment is an asset.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills.
  • Intermediate experience using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • High degree of discretion and maturity in handling confidential information and situations, including the ability to work with children and families sensitively.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong relationship building skills with individuals at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Experience using a volunteer database management program (e.g. VSys One, Better Impact) is an asset

Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require weekend and evening work for meetings/events (scheduled in advance) and travel within the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected]. This posting will remain open until filled. Please specify “Administrative Assistant – Volunteer & Support Services” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you first heard about the position.

 We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted. Candidates who applied to our previous posting need not apply again, as their applications will still be considered.

Registered Nurse

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is currently accepting applications for current and future full-time, part-time, and casual Registered Nurses.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.

CPCH nurses assess, plan, provide and evaluate respite and palliative nursing care to children with life-threatening illnesses; assist with teaching staff and children and families; and support research in accordance with the CRNBC Standards for Nursing Practice in B.C. and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice philosophy, mission, vision and values.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Baccalaureate degree from a recognized nursing program, current practicing status with CRNBC, and a minimum of 2 years recent pediatric and/or palliative care nursing experience.  New grads with related practical experience may be considered.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated clinical competence.
  • Knowledge of both pediatric and palliative care principles.
  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
  • Demonstrated team player and ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct/train/orientate others.
  • Ability to effectively identify problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to operate related equipment and devices.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position, which include lifting, transferring and moving children in a safe manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Good computer skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position requires day, night, and weekend rotating shift work, and occasional 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 which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email (i.e. RN Full-time, RN Casual, etc.)

 We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for current positions will be contacted. All resumes will be kept for 1 year and considered for future vacancies as well.

 

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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