Careers

Community. Connection. Care

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice offers an environment rooted in community and clinical expertise. Our interdisciplinary team works hand-in-hand, out of our two provincial locations in Abbotsford and Vancouver, to deliver the highest quality pediatric palliative care and raise funds to continually grow and refine our program.

Join our innovative team who celebrate the power of connection, make time to invest in moments, and challenge ourselves to provide the best pediatric palliative care possible.

Canuck Place offers competitive compensation and benefits with a focus on total wellness. From health and wellness programs to continuing education, Canuck Place believes the strength of our team grows from a foundation of self-care and work-life balance.

See below for current employment opportunities.

Current Opportunities

Abbotsford - I.T. Assistant

Abbotsford – I.T. Assistant

Position:  I.T. Assistant

Terms: Temporary full-time – 12 month contract with possibility of permanent extension

Reporting: I.T. Manager

Location: Abbotsford (primarily); Vancouver

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. We opened our doors in 1995 as the first free standing children’s hospice in North America and today we are recognized as a global leader in pediatric palliative care.  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.

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.

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, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Position Summary:              

The I.T. Assistant provides I.T. support for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Abbotsford and Vancouver sites. Primarily located in Abbotsford and reporting to the I.T. Manager, the I.T. Assistant responds to Tier 1 help calls; manages network user accounts; services computers, printers; performs telephone system programming; assists in the review, purchase, implementation and deployment of software, hardware and new technologies as required; Maintains inventory records; creates and maintains ‘How-to’ documents and guides; orients and trains staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing general I.T. support to all staff across all departments
  • Manage computer configuration, software installations and deployment
  • Support server and network backup processes
  • Support CPCH staff with PC, MAC issues and activities
  • Video conferencing support and troubleshooting as required
  • Manage staff e-mail accounts and access to shared drives
  • Maintain e-mail distribution lists
  • Manage phone systems
  • Develop and maintain system documentation to organizational standards
  • Maintain computer hardware/software inventory lists
  • Onboard and train staff to use new and existing systems
  • New technologies research
  • Project work

Qualifications & Skills:

  • A recognized degree or diploma in Information Technology complemented by three years of relevant experience (or equivalent) is required
  • Canuck Place is an independent not for profit organization. Some network services however are provided by the Provincial Health Services Authority. Ability to maintain and cultivate relationships and work effectively and efficiently with the Health Authority is essential
  • Broad-based technical knowledge including issue identification and troubleshooting
  • Expert skills with Windows OS environments, including desktops and servers
  • Expert knowledge of MS Office Suite (various versions) is essential with demonstrated ability to teach and provide support to others at all skill levels
  • Sound knowledge and experience with PC and MAC environments
  • Solid DNS knowledge and configuration experience
  • Ability to problem-solve and seek solutions to barriers
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities efficiently in order to meet deadlines
  • Professional, friendly demeanor and strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively relate to a diverse group of end-users, managers etc.
  • Good judgment and discretion when dealing with confidential/sensitive matters
  • Ability to work independently and within a team structure
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Raiser’s Edge, Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting is an asset

Please note: a driving licence is required and access to your own vehicle would be an asset as travel to our various sites, and some evening and weekend work may be required for special events.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit your cover letter and your resume to [email protected], this position will remain open until filled.  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 First Nations, Inuit and Metis candidates, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

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

Abbotsford - Personal Care Aide (PCA)

Personal Care Aide (PCA)

Location: Abbotsford

Reporting to: Clinical Program & Site Manager – Dave Lede House

Job status: Casual

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.

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.

SUMMARY

Under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, the Personal Care Aide ensures safe, quality care while performing care duties relating to feeding, personal hygiene, music and recreational therapy activities, accompanying children and families on outings, and some clinical duties. Candidates must be available to work days, evenings, nights, and weekends, and should be available on short notice.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A High school diploma, supplemented with graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Registered with the BC Care Aid Community Health Worker Registry.
  • Must have a valid CPR.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides personal care to children with bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, skin and hair care; assisting with toilet needs; and lifting and transferring children.
  • Assists with meals by serving and feeding designated children.
  • Assists with a child’s exercise routines.
  • Safely utilizes mechanical aids, such as wheelchairs, lifts, and stretchers.
  • Performs tasks, as delegated by the nurse, such as obtaining urine specimens, administering non-sterile dressings, checking skin for ulcers and for skin integrity, following standard procedures and protocols.
  • Monitors children and reports observations, problems, and any behavioural, physical and cognitive changes to the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Accompanies children and families on outings and during social activities, as required.
  • Assists with recreation and music therapy activities.
  • Performs some clerical duties, such as typing, answering the telephone, and counting petty cash.
  • Charts pertinent information in the child’s chart.
  • Follows policies, procedures and standards of excellence to ensure a safe environment for children and families, other staff, and volunteers.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

What you bring to the role:

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Good English communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in children.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with children and families.
  • Good computer skills, including MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Clear and valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence is 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, 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]. This position will remain open until filled. 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 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.

Abbotsford - Social Worker Part-time

Social Worker

Location: Abbotsford

Reporting to: Manager, Counselling Services

Job status: Permanent, Part-time 0.6 FTE (45 hours bi-weekly)

 

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.

HERE’S WHY IT’S SO GREAT TO WORK WITH US. Aside from being surrounded by a friendly, inclusive, dedicated team, Canuck Place offers 0.6 FTE employees 12 days’ vacation (pro-rated to their full-time equivalency), an employer-paid benefits package, a Health Spending account that provides up to $300 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

Reporting to the Coordinator of Counselling and Bereavement Services, the Social Worker is accountable for providing advanced therapeutic clinical counselling and consultative social work services that facilitate changes in coping styles, behaviours, attitudes, feelings and adaptive responses to an adverse life event.  The Social Worker  is also accountable for conducting comprehensive social and psychosocial assessments; providing advice to children, families, staff and community health professionals regarding applicable community resources in order to facilitate and enhance coping abilities; maintaining records and monitoring counselling services to ensure appropriate services are provided.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or a directly related field, supplemented with at least 1-2 years of recent related counselling and assessment experience in palliative care, including grief and bereavement, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current registration with the British Columbia Association of Social Workers or the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interviews children and families and prepares comprehensive psychosocial assessments to identify high risk factors, personal and emotional concerns, areas of coping strengths and areas requiring social work and/or counselling services.
  • Provides individual and/or group counselling services, such as adjustment, crises, support and bereavement to children and their families to facilitate changes in coping styles, behaviours, attitudes, feelings and adaptive responses to an adverse life event. Develops and facilitates support groups, as necessary.
  • Assesses and interprets social, financial, psychological and family situations to physicians and other members of the care team and provides consultation to staff and community agencies with regard to intervention and discharge plans for children and their families.
  • Educates children and their families on issues related to understanding and following medical recommendations to assist in alleviating stress and anxiety resulting from illness and disability.
  • Collaborates with physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary care team by participating in interdisciplinary planning and evaluation of care, care conferences and rounds; reports observations, problems and changes in children’s and families’ condition, provides input from a social work perspective on a variety of care issues to ensure proper and effective treatment of the child and family members.
  • Provides advice to children, families, staff and community health professionals regarding applicable community resources and ways to access these resources in order to facilitate and enhance coping abilities. Liaises with social agencies and community resources and makes referrals to provide ongoing support to children and families.
  • Identifies staff educational needs related to social work and/or counselling; develops, coordinates and delivers in-services, presentations and/or training in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team by determining relevant content and required audiovisual/handout aides, conducting literature searches and planning and coordinating seminars.
  • Monitors the quality of counselling services by developing, evaluating and revising quality indicators; analyzes outcomes and identifies opportunities to change and areas for improved efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery to enhance services within the hospice and reduce gaps in services in the community.
  • Maintains client records by documenting client assessments, charting client information, preparing progress notes and reports in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.
  • Keeps up-to-date on social work developments by reviewing literature in specialty area, consulting with clinical and community experts within the field and participating in professional development activities.
  • 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:

  • Knowledge of systems theory.
  • Knowledge of family, group and change therapy.
  • Knowledge of counselling skills and clinical practice models.
  • Knowledge of clinical social work and mental health counselling principles, methods, procedures and standards.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Knowledge of psychodynamics of children and adolescents and their treatment strategies.
  • Demonstrated social and psychosocial assessment, interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and influence group and inter-group processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with children and families in order to explore issues that are beyond the initially presented concerns.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and organize workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a work setting.
  • Ability to listen and to empathize with an extremely diverse group of people.
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.

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.

Job Requirements:

Flexibility is necessary, this position requires occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland. There is an expectation to be “on call” once every 5 weekends , and primarily at the hospice location in Vancouver. You may be required to work at occasionally at the hospice in Vancouver and/or make home visits in the community.

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, 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 April 1, 2019. 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 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.

Vancouver and Abbotsford - Registered Nurse (RN) Casual

Registered Nurse (RN)

Location: Vancouver and Abbotsford

Reporting to: Clinical Manager – Nursing Team

Job status: Casual

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.

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.

The Registered Nurse assesses, plans, provides and evaluates respite and palliative nursing care to children with life-threatening illnesses; assists with teaching staff and children and families and supports 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

  • Graduate from a recognized nursing program at the baccalaureate level supplemented with two (2) years recent pediatric and/or palliative care nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
  • Must be eligible for registration with British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Must have a valid CPR.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Using a framework for nursing practice, assess children and families needs; collects and compiles data; identifies problems, develops, communicates, implements and evaluates care plans consistent with the interdisciplinary plan in a consistent manner.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of the care plan by observing and reporting symptoms and conditions of the child, consults with interdisciplinary care team, children and families to discuss revisions to the care plan which meet the changing needs of the child.
  • Identifies children and family learning needs and incorporates teaching into the care plan and nursing interventions. Explains policies, procedures and care plans to children, families and staff.
  • Consults with the interdisciplinary team and other staff regarding children and family needs.
  • Maintains children’s records by noting observations and care provided; prepares reports at shift end or as required.
  • Promotes children and families advocacy by ensuring children’s rights are understood and respected.
  • Participates in care conferences, family team meetings, and rounds and reports observations, problems and changes in children and families conditions.
  • Participates in the development of policies, procedures and standards for clinical practice.
  • Provides input into developing and/or revising policies, procedures and standards related to the role/department.
  • Participates in the on-going development and support of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Uses resources appropriately to ensure cost effective quality care.
  • Follows policies, procedures and standards of excellence to ensure a safe environment for children and families, other staff and visitors.
  • Collects data for the workload measurements, nursing audits and incident reports.
  • Participates in quality control activities/programs.
  • Participates in orientation and ongoing education for a variety of staff and students by acting as a resource person, teacher and role model.
  • Participates in committees and meetings which have an influence on clinical practice such as the Practice Committee.
  • Participates in educational activities in order to enhance knowledge and skills required for practice.
  • Participates in approved research projects by collecting date, answering questionnaires and assisting in clinical trials.
  • Responds to changes in practice that reflect research findings relevant to care.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

What you bring to the role:

  • Demonstrated clinical competence.
  • Knowledge of both pediatric and palliative care principles.
  • Good computer skills including MS Office (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability, availability and willingness to work various/rotating shifts including days, nights and weekends as required.
  • 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 devises.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position, which includes lifting, transferring and moving children in a safe manner.

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]. This posting will remain open until filled. 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.

Vancouver and Abbotsford - Cook: Casual

Cook

Location: Vancouver and Abbotsford

Reporting to: Manager, Food Services and Housekeeping

Job status: Casual

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.

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.

SUMMARY

As part of the Food Services team, the Cooks plan, prepare and cook a variety of food items (according to Foodsafe standards); assign tasks and provide direction to kitchen volunteers; assist in planning recreational activities (baking, etc.) to include children and their families; and maintain a clean, stocked kitchen and supply area. The Cooks work closely with other staff, as well as families and volunteers. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, plus qualification as a cook from a recognized cooking school, supplemented by a minimum of one year related experience in food preparation and cooking. 
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Related experience in a health care facility is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follows daily menu plans and adapts, as necessary, to accommodate changes in numbers of persons requiring meals. Plans cooking schedule to minimize time between completion and serving.
  • Defrosts and prepares food in advance; cooks and prepares food items (e.g. soups, sauces, salads, fish, poultry, meats, desserts, cookies); prepares food items for freezing.
  • Ensures food is prepared according to preparation guidelines and Foodsafe standards.
  • Checks supplies on hand and restocks the kitchen with necessary day-to-day supplies.
  • Assigns tasks and provides direction to kitchen volunteers to ensure work is performed in accordance with standards.
  • Assists staff, volunteers and parents with planning of recreational activities (baking, etc.) to include children and their families.
  • Supervises and engages the kitchen volunteers and provides direction during volunteer shifts.
  • Maintains established rotation of food in storage and use of leftovers to minimize spoil and waste.
  • Contributes to menu planning, food presentation and recipe planning, in consultation with the Food Services Coordinator.
  • Follows cleaning schedule, as required (e.g. cleans counters, sinks, stove, floors, machines, equipment and storage areas; spot washes walls and splash area; removes garbage).
  • Liaises with families, volunteers and staff to discuss special dietary requirements and allergy alerts.
  • Ensures safety practices and procedures are adhered to.
  • Attends Interdisciplinary Rounds as requested.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.
  • QUALIFICATIONSWhat you bring to the role:
    • Knowledge of commonly used kitchen equipment, its use and maintenance.
    • Knowledge of cooking procedures and food safe techniques.
    • Effective verbal and written English communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to interact with individual at all levels.
    • Ability to plan and organize work.
    • Ability to work with children and families in sensitive situations.
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.
    • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
    • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan and prepare a variety of nutritious food items that appeal to all ages. 
    • Foodsafe Level 1 certificate is required.
    • WHMIS certification is 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, 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 March 1, 2019. 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 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. 

Vancouver - Manager, Counselling and Bereavement Services Full-time

Manager, Counselling and Bereavement Services

Location: Vancouver

Reporting to: Director, Program Development & Administration

Job status: 0.9 FTE (67.5 hours bi-weekly)

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.

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.

SUMMARY

The Manager, Counselling and Bereavement Services is responsible for making recommendations for the development of counseling and bereavement services and implementing and coordinating clinical care that is consistent with the Hospice’s strategic plan, to ensure best practice and the delivery of quality care.

In addition the Manager, Counselling and Bereavement Services is responsible for mentoring and managing the counseling clinicians; promoting practice development and providing team support and guidance. The Manager, Counselling and Bereavement Services is accountable for planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, leading and evaluating counseling and bereavement services to meet the norms of practice for pediatric palliative care and to reflect Canuck Place philosophy and objectives.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Masters degree in Counselling, Psychology or Social Work
  • A minimum of five years related experience as a counsellor/social worker in progressive role. Experience in palliative care and/or pediatric care is an asset.
  • Membership with a related BC Association (e.g. Clinical Counsellors, Social workers, etc.) is an asset
  • Demonstrated interest in taking courses, attending conferences, etc. to stay current in best practices.
  • Strong understanding of, supervising and leading teams in a collaborative and cohesive manner. Some supervisory or leadership experience may be an asset.
  • Understanding of performance management principles and leading teams towards achieving individual and team objectives
  • Experience with program development and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to research and summarize information, write and present reports to audiences at all levels
  • Experience reviewing, amending, developing and implementing policies and procedures related to the specific practice area

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees and provides leadership and direction around practice and quality of counselling and bereavement services provided by the Counselling team members inclusive of the: Counsellors, Expressive Therapists, Social Workers, and Spiritual Care Leader. Works in collaboration with other disciplines and services including clinical nursing and medical team, recreation therapy, school services, etc. to ensure programs and activities are aligned and meet CPCH mission, vision, values and strategic goals and objectives congruent with the psychosocial approaches to care.
  • Ensures standards of counselling services are in accordance with established standards of practice by reviewing best practices and identifying and implementing changes consistent with current research or literature. Integrating evidence based knowledge and research into the development of counseling and bereavement service provision.
  • Collaborates with counselling team members to interpret, implement and evaluate processes and procedures within the team and with other services and makes recommended changes to the Director, Program Development and Administration.
  • Participates in program wide planning and development for children and families to provide input to ensure a holistic approach to care and integrate the fundamental frameworks of counseling, bereavement care and child and family centered care.
  • Receives and responds to bereavement referrals from staff and the greater community and makes referrals and develops relationships with community agencies.
  • Undertakes regular evaluation and monitoring of all aspects of the delivery of counselling and bereavement services; and recommends changes to services and programs to the Director, Program Development and Administration.
  • Provides leadership in direct counselling services, including comprehensive psycho-social assessments, individual and group counseling services, referral and coordination to community and hospital services and advocacy for children and families.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary care team members by participating in care planning, patient care conferences, clinical rounds and intake, and provides input and observations on the psychosocial aspects of the child and family
  • Works together with the Director, Program Development and Administration and relevant external stakeholders (as appropriate) to review and revise operational policies for the Counselling team and organization.
  • Ensures appropriate levels of counselling/therapeutic staffing according to the organization’s strategic business plan, participates in the recruitment of new counseling team members, interview and hiring process and organizes the orientation/on-boarding, mentoring and practice development of new hires.
  • Supports and facilitates education development of clinical expertise of staff and volunteers seeks innovative approaches for professional growth and skill development of the counselling team members.
  • Ensures and supports equity and fairness among the Counselling team members with respect to workload, responsibilities, adherence to roles and responsibilities, shifts/on-call requirements, project and team work, committee and event participation, etc.
  • Conducts annual performance reviews with Counselling team members. Consults with the Director, Program Development and Administration and the Director, Human Resources on performance management, coaching and guiding staff as required.
  • Approves shifts and leave requests (e.g. vacation, etc.) of Counsellors and Therapeutic Services staff and ensures adequate day-to-day staffing levels within the teams.
  • Provides input to the Director, Program Development and Administration regarding the Counselling Services budget and manages the day to day utilization of the counseling budget.
  • Assesses risks and health and safety issues for the Counselling team members and advises the Director, Program Development and Administration on such matters, making recommendations for employee safety, wellness and job satisfaction.
  • Prepares and submits quarterly/annual written report(s) on activities and progress of the Counselling team to the Director of Program Development and Administration.
  • 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:

Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge of person and family centered therapeutic theory, practice and interventions particularly as it relates to children and families
  • Knowledge of pediatric and palliative care principles and practices
  • Excellent leadership, communications, human relations, interpersonal, and team building skills
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical supervision theory and practice and a proven track record in counselling practice
  • Understanding of financial budgets, managerial approaches and evaluation processes.
  • Good knowledge of supervisory and team lead practices
  • Sound understanding of collaborative team work and team building practices

Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated clinical competence and knowledge in pediatric palliative care, child and family centered care and ability to undertake thorough assessment of clients (children / family members, etc.).
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • A participative, collaborative leader and manager with ability to supervise and provide constructive feedback.
  • Ability to educate, instruct/train/orientate staff and volunteers with knowledge translation and skill development in the areas of pediatric palliative care, counseling and bereavement care.
  • Ability to work with children and families in sensitive situations.
  • Ability to develop, implement and facilitate group support programs for children, adults and / or families.
  • Effective English verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated successful negotiation and conflict resolution skills and the ability to build consensus and foster team building.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact with individuals and groups at all levels or the organization.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, plan and establish priorities and organize to meet objectives.
  • Ability and skill to schedule and coordinate staff and volunteers to ensure effective and responsive service provision and care.
  • Strategic thinker with strong decision making, creativity and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage, implement and lead teams through change.
  • Ability to provide progressive and innovative approaches to care.
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Knowledge and skill to operate a personal computer which includes MS Office and Windows programs such as MS Word, Excel, MS Outlook etc.

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, 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 April 29, 2019. 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 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.

Vancouver - Housekeeping Aide

Housekeeping Aide

Location: Vancouver

Reporting to: Food Services and Housekeeping Manager

Job status: Casual

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.

HERE’S WHY IT’S SO GREAT TO WORK WITH US. Aside from being surrounded by a friendly, inclusive, dedicated team, Canuck Place offers 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 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.  

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works closely with the Food Services and Housekeeping Manager 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

What you bring to the role:

  • 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.

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, 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  March 22, 2019. 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 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. 

Vancouver - Health Care Researcher and Program Analyst

Health Care Researcher and Program Analyst

Location: Vancouver, BC

Reporting to: Medical Director and Director, Program Development & Administration

Job status: Permanent, 0.6 FTE

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Medical Director and the Director, Program Development & Administration, the Health Care Researcher and Program Analyst  assists with meeting the strategic priorities of providing quality palliative care, research and knowledge dissemination/education and extension of services, by analyzing data and identifying major issues and trends from data analysis.  As well, this position manages research projects including: tracking progress and ensuring timelines are met; ensuring compliance with research methods and ethics; and preparing summaries, reports, and recommendations. The Analyst will support a culture of research and research activities, and provide direct assistance to researchers.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Evaluation

  • Assists with meeting the strategic priorities of providing quality palliative care, research and knowledge dissemination/education and extension of services by gathering and analyzing data, identifying major issues and trends from the data analysis; manages projects jointly identified by the Medical and Program Directors, and identifies project tasks and timelines. Tracks progress and/or completion of critical activities, addresses issues and concerns, and manages deliverables to ensure established timeframes are met.  Ensures linkage and consistency between the operating and strategic planning processes by periodically conducting program evaluations and engaging in feedback mechanisms from stakeholders.
  • Assists with program knowledge development and evaluation by assisting with clinical reviews. Coordinates and attends clinical reviews, provides relevant research applicable to the review, gathers and analyzes information, identifies themes, and works with clinical leaders to identify practice or system changes and educational needs. 
  • Responds to clinical program database queries. May assist with developing database reports and responding to requests for information regarding clinical activities. Prepares documents including graphs to trend data based on the database reports.  

Research

  • Attends meetings to define strategies, goals and scope of research projects and manages projects by developing communication plans, establishing project work plans, timelines, and staffing resource estimates; reporting on specific projects in research, evaluation and knowledge translation, monitors project progress and provides regular statistics and reports. Develops research design and methodology for assigned projects by researching the assigned topic, determining appropriate and available resources, participating in determining the nature and type of data required; developing monitoring and modifying systems/tools for collection, verification and reporting of data. 
  • Provides input into and may undertake recruiting study participants and conducts studies such as surveys; extracts and analyzes data results and conducts preliminary analyses. Assists in preparing ethics review documents, and tracks submissions and renewals.  May also assist researchers and research assistants who are undertaking these activities.
  • Identifies new research synergies and potential funding and research partnership opportunities and prepares grant applications. 
  • Liaises with researchers from academic institutions who wish to undertake research studies at CPCH. Acts as the main point of contact and confirms their compliance with all relevant policies and procedures. 
  • Assists with writing, editing and proofing documents, such as academic proposals, journal publications and other scientific communications; coordinates the acquisition of information from multiple sources and individuals that support these documents; for example, reference citations. 
  • Chairs the Research Committee by preparing draft agendas, taking and distributing minutes, bringing forward items, researching and compiling information as requested. Tracks and prepares the annual research and knowledge dissemination report for Quality Council. May assist with developing reports, and responding to requests for information regarding research and educational activities.
  • Facilitates knowledge dissemination of research projects by organizing education sessions and coordinating with the Education Committee and/or Nurse Educator. 

Perform other related duties, as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in Health, Education, or a related field, supplemented with a minimum of five years recent related experience in research and analysis; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Knowledge of planning principles and practices
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis methodology for program reporting
  • Knowledge of research methodology including quantitative and qualitative design and analysis
  • Excellent project management, teamwork, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Ability to collect, analyze, extract, interpret, organize and summarize statistical and narrative data
  • Ability to present results, conclusions and recommendations in graphic and written form
  • Ability to work diplomatically and persuasively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with various groups at all levels
  • Ability to prioritize work and work under pressure
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software applications

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within 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, 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] this position will remain open until filled. 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 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.

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.

“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