Careers

Join our dedicated, interdisciplinary team.

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.

Current Opportunities

Registered Nurse (RN) - Abbotsford (various positions)

Registered Nurse (RN)

Location: Abbotsford

Reporting to: Program & Site Manager – Dave Lede House

Job status: Full-time 1.0 FTE, Part-Time, Casual

Anticipated Start Date: January 2019

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 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]. 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.

Registered Nurse (RN) Temporary 0.8 FTE - Vancouver

Registered Nurse (RN)

Location: Vancouver

Reporting to: Clinical Manager – Nursing Team

Job status: Temporary 0.8 FTE

Anticipated Start Date: January 2019

Anticipated End Date: September 2019

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.

SUMMARY

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] by Friday, December 28th. 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.

Registered Nurse (RN) - Casual - Vancouver

Registered Nurse (RN)

Location: Vancouver

Reporting to: Clinical Manager – Nursing Team

Job status: Casual

Anticipated Start Date: January 2019

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.

SUMMARY

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]. 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.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Location: Vancouver

Reporting to:  Clinical Nurse Manager

Job status: Full-time, part-time and casual opportunities

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 Staff Nurse (Licensed Practical) provides nursing care to children with life-threatening conditions and their families in a pediatric hospice setting. The staff LPN practices in accordance with BC College of Nursing Professionals LPN scope of practice, upholding the professional standards of LPN practice and in accordance with Canuck Place Children’s Hospice philosophy, mission, vision and values to support high quality care.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate from a recognized licensed practical nursing program supplemented with two (2) years recent pediatric and/or palliative care nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training
  • Current registration as a LPN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
  • Must have a valid CPR certification

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of nursing care to children with stable or predictable states of health, disorders or conditions and their families
  • 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.
  • Maintains children’s records by noting observations and care provided; prepares reports at shift end or as required.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team regarding children and family needs.
  • Consults with and collaborates with the Charge RN or delegate regarding concerns and changes in a child’s condition
  • Participates in family team meetings, care conferences, and interdisciplinary team rounds
  • Follows policies, procedures and standards of excellence to ensure a safe environment for children and families, other staff, volunteers and visitors.
  • Maintains competencies by engaging in on-going professional development, including participating in educational activities
  • Participates in orientation of new nursing team members, as required, by acting as preceptor, mentor and role model
  • Participates in quality assurance and improvement activities
  • Participates in research projects as required.
  • Participates in the on-going development and support of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Promotes and maintains positive communications with staff, children, families, volunteers, and the public.
  • Promotes children and family advocacy by ensuring children’s rights are understood and respected, and children and families’ privacy and confidentiality are maintained.
  • Promotes ethical decision-making and child/family advocacy.
  • Responds to changes in practice that reflect current best evidence relevant to care.
  • Uses resources appropriately to ensure cost effective quality 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.
  • Ability to communicate professionally within the interdisciplinary team and with children, youth and families
  • Ability to collaborate with other to identify, prevent and resolve ethical issues and conflict
  • Understanding of principles of client (child/family) rights for privacy and confidentiality
  • 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 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR QUALITY AND SAFETY

  • Contributes to the CPCH culture by understanding and supporting our Mission and Vision and actively modeling our Values.
  • In accordance with the strategic directions of CPCH, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at CPCH. 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 as soon as possible.

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]. Please indicate where you discovered this job posting and specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Please also list what FTE you are interested in (i.e. full time, part time, casual). 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.

Housekeeping Aide - Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Reporting to: Housekeeping Coordinator

Job status: Permanent Part-time and Casual

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 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].
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.

Coordinator, Counselling and Bereavement Services

Coordinator, Counselling and Bereavement Services

Location: Vancouver

Reporting to: Director, Program Development & Administration

Job status: Full-time, 0.9 FTE

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 Coordinator, 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 coordinator is responsible for mentoring and managing the counseling clinicians; promoting practice development and providing team support and guidance. The coordinator 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.

RESPONSIBILITES

  • 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.

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

Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position requires 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 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.

Spiritual Care Counsellor

Spiritual Care Counsellor

Location: Vancouver

Reporting to: Coordinator, Counselling & Bereavement Services

Job status: Permanent, part-time 0.5 FTE

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

Spiritual Care at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) involves recognizing the importance of “meaning making” every day. The Spiritual Care Leader works to equip others on the team to understand and grow in their own personal philosophy of spiritual care through both educational and inspirational initiatives.  As the interdisciplinary team is strengthened through the personal growth of individual staff members, the care offered to children and families will be enriched.

Reporting to the Counselling Coordinator, and working closely with the Counselling and inter-disciplinary team, the Spiritual Care Leader provides leadership in fostering spiritual care throughout all aspects of the palliative care program at CPCH. They are accountable for developing and delivering spiritual care programs and initiatives; providing direct spiritual care to children and their families; providing consultation and education to staff and volunteers in the principles and practice of spiritual care and supporting staff to recognize and integrate spiritual care in their practice. They are required to be with people in their most vulnerable time and help identify what is meaningful here and now.  They are responsible for providing spiritual care both directly and indirectly to children, families, staff and volunteers in conformance with their faith and expressed desire for spiritual care.

This role is also responsible for taking an active role in CPCH’s counselling and bereavement programs including participating in and/or organizes end of life (EOL) rituals, memorials, funerals, bereavement support groups and events such as Remembering Our Children.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Related Master’s degree (e.g. theology or clinical related field) from a recognized institution.
  • Advanced units of CPE or equivalency and eligibility for certification with a recognized provider of CPE (e.g. Canadian Association for Spiritual Care – CASC) is preferred.
  • Four years of practitioner experience, including 1-2 years of recent counselling and assessment experience in palliative care, including grief and bereavement support, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Spiritual Care and Counselling

  • Provides comprehensive spiritual health and emotional support services to patients, families, staff and volunteers in a manner that is appropriate, according to their expressed wishes and respectful of religious and cultural diversity.
  • Identifies the children and families need for spiritual care and provides direct personal spiritual care throughout their involvement in CPCH’s programs, offering support through the various stages of their journey, including end of life and bereavement.
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the spiritual care needs of children and their families. Communicates needs and plans to interdisciplinary team members in meetings and by charting on child’s record.
  • Provides counselling to families, staff and volunteers and initiates referrals as required.
  • 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.
  • Supports staff and volunteers affected by the emotional and spiritual challenges involved in palliative care work, and helps in the integration of the insights gained to enhance their understanding and practice of spiritual care. Facilitates small groups for staff and volunteer support when required.
  • Collaborates with spiritual care providers and clergy in the community, where appropriate, making referrals and helpful connections with the family’s community support.
  • Assists families in planning for end-of-life rituals, ceremonies, funerals, and memorials and, where appropriate, provides leadership at such events.
  • Provides consultation support and referrals regarding the diverse religious and cultural needs of families and gathering information regarding cultural or religious tradition and customs, consulting with staff and families around how to respect and meet diverse needs, and support ethical reflection care-giving dilemmas which arise.
  • Maintains client records by documenting client assessments, charting client information, preparing progress notes and reports in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

Education and Consultation

  • Provides spiritual care education and training for interdisciplinary team members on the cognitive framework and practical skills needed to effectively advance the spiritual care offered to families, and to enhance and strengthen their understanding and practice of spiritual care as professionals through the personal challenges involved in palliative care.
  • Models interpersonal support and effective spiritual care in relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Initiates and delivers to staff, education and practical application in the use of ethical frameworks.
  • Promotes the Mission, Vision and Values of CPCH in the wider community and offers supervision and support to students and others seeking training in spiritual care.
  • Liaises with Spiritual Care providers in the community and other hospices/hospitals, furthering the work of spiritual care through networking, workshops and other opportunities.

Evaluation and Research

  • Evaluates and provides input regarding the quality of spiritual care practices in the delivery of various services.
  • Develops, presents and represents CPCH at local and national workshops and conferences on the principles, experiences and learning gleaned about spiritual care in pediatric palliative care. Participates on various committees as required.
  • Produces written materials and articles on the learning and experience of spiritual care and pediatric palliative care.
  • Participates with colleagues in providing input in the development, implementation and evaluation of CPCH’s philosophy, program planning, policies and procedures related to Counselling and Spiritual Care.

Facilitation & Participation

  • Facilitates and demonstrates leadership in care planning, critical incident and stress management (CISM), conflict resolution, team building and feedback amongst the inter-disciplinary and practice leader teams.
  • Leads and facilitates a variety of groups (e.g. parent bereavement support group, parent support group, family team meetings). Actively participates in and provides leadership of the bereavement care services.
  • Participates in and/or organizes various CPCH bereavement events including our annual Remembering Our Children event.

QUALIFICATIONS

What you bring to the role:

  • Solid understanding of the difference between spiritual care and religion.
  • High level of understanding of the nature of spiritual care and counselling services in a health care setting; preferably in palliative care.
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and integrity coupled with a high degree of sensitivity, compassion, gentleness, caring, vulnerability, humility and approachability.
  • Demonstrated ability to acknowledge and respect different expressions of spirituality without imposing personal religious or other beliefs.
  • Demonstrated ability to be with people in their most vulnerable time and help identify what is meaningful here and now.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, and relate to individuals and groups during their bereavement process.
  • Ability to facilitate and lead creative ritual in response to diverse patient and family needs with sensitivity openness, flexibility and respect within the context of diverse religions and expressions of spirituality.
  • Superior listening, verbal and written communication skills such that messages are understood in terms of both the essence and subtleties of the communication and the intended audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to define a vision and facilitate, guide and mentor individuals/groups towards the vision, while maintaining cohesiveness, motivation and commitment.
  • Superior conflict resolution skills and crisis intervention techniques.
  • Knowledge of family, group and individual therapy.
  • Knowledge of mental health counselling principles, methods, procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of psychodynamics of children and adolescents and their treatment strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, encourage 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.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a work setting.
  • 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.

Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position requires 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.

Personal Care Aide (PCA) - Vancouver

Personal Care Aide (PCA)

Location: Vancouver

Reporting to: Nursing Coordinator

Job status: Casual

Hours: Evenings, nights and weekends

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.

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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma, supplemented with graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience and be registered with the BC Care Aid Community Health Worker Registry.
  • Two or more years of pediatric or palliative experience is considered an asset. Experience may be in a volunteer, student, or professional role.

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]. 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.

Development Assistant - Vancouver

Development Assistant

Location: Granville Office – 3077 Granville Street, Vancouver

Reporting to: Managing Director, Development

Job status: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (75 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

Reporting to the Managing Director, Development and as a key member of the Development team, the Development Assistant provides administrative support to multiple teams including Major Gifts, Corporate & Community Partnerships, Annual Giving & Donor Services, Government Relations, Research and Stewardship. As well, provides administrative support to the Communications, Marketing & Events team and others as time permits.

The Development Assistant will also provide administrative support to the volunteer led Campaign Cabinet (a subcommittee of the Board of Directors) to further CPCH’s philanthropic, donor and volunteer activities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • The incumbent will possess a high school diploma, supplemented with business administration courses and a minimum of 2 years relevant administration experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience in a similar non-profit environment and knowledge of fundraising practices is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responds to visitors, vendors and incoming telephone inquiries and directs calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Provides a variety of administrative support to the Development team and other teams, as assigned.
  • Receives and processes all mail-in gifts including cheques, cash and credit card donations from individual and corporate donors.
  • Processes large, complex mailings, including merging, printing and assembly of packages using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Prepares expense reports, thank you letters, tax receipts and general correspondence based on templates and prepares letters for signature and mailing.
  • Manages the Managing Director’s calendar and schedules various internal and external meetings, as required.
  • Prepares for internal and external meetings by booking meeting rooms, ordering catering and preparing and distributing agenda’s and relevant documents.
  • Prepares information kits for donor or volunteer meetings.
  • Documents activity in the Raiser’s Edge database, ensuring data is entered according to established policies and procedures. Ensures the confidentiality of donor and other fundraising information.
  • Requests/pulls and sorts constituent lists for events and mailings.
  • Sends out reminders for various events.
  • Follows-up with donors on activity, such as returned mail with no valid address or to request email contact information.
  • General file management and clean up, both on the network drive and Raiser’s Edge.
  • Merges, prints, finalizes and mails group stewardship packages.
  • Researches information about prospects and prepares briefing notes and solicitation material.
  • Monitors office supply levels and orders supplies, as required.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, such as donor thank you calls and card preparation, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

What you bring to the role:

  • Well rounded administrative skills demonstrated through supporting a diverse team.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills including the ability to meet assigned objectives by adapting and modifying the sequence of work, methods and standards to meet changing conditions and support multiple team members.
  • Sound knowledge of grammar and the ability to compose clear and concise correspondence and reports.
  • An established reputation for contributing to a positive work environment with professionalism and a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a collaborative team member and establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally
  • Ability to exercise a high level of judgment, tact and discretion in both internal and external interactions.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills. Additional languages are an asset.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Well versed in Microsoft Office Suite including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database 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 January 11, 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.

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.

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

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