Careers

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Do you enjoy the uniqueness and satisfaction of helping others? Are you a team player who enjoys working in a dynamic and exciting work environment? We are proud to offer our employees a supportive and respectful working environment with opportunities for ongoing education and professional development. Our employees usually enter as casual/relief workers and have the opportunity to bid into regular full-time or part-time positions as vacancies occur.

Located in the Oakridge area of Vancouver, B.C., Louis Brier Home and Hospital is a 215 bed accredited residential facility situated next to the Weinberg Residence, home to 40 assisted living and 20 private pay complex care residents. Our mission at Louis Brier Home & Hospital is to provide exemplary care to residents and families within a supportive and caring community, consistent with Jewish values and traditions. As innovative leaders in eldercare, our vision is to enrich the quality of life of seniors in everything we do.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Chief Financial Officer

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and provides strategic leadership in support of the organization’s vision, mission, values and goals. The CFO is responsible for all corporate financing functions and business development with partners and potential partners for the LBH&H & WR. The CFO is responsible for all aspects of corporate fund management and financial assurance such as investments, financing, cash flow management, and balance sheet management; and planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating all policies, procedures and practices relating to financial services including budgets (operating and capital), finance (capital  projects/renovations and ongoing operations), employee pay and benefits and information technology.  He/she will provide analysis and decision support to the leadership group to facilitate informed decision making and sound financial management and operations.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and a recognized Accounting professional designation supplemented by a minimum of 5-7 years of related experience, in progressive leadership roles. Experience in information technology, purchasing practice and inventory control systems, decision support and analysis, payroll and compensation systems. Financial management experience in a healthcare or public sector environment, as well as knowledge of quality improvement processes, government budgeting and reporting requirements are required.

Manager, Building Services

RReporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Manager, Building Services is responsible for the administration and management of policies, procedures and practices relating to general and physical plant maintenance, including emergency preparedness, security, safety, parking, waste management and storage.

Responsibilities:

  1. Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates policies, procedures and practices relating to physical plant, building services and safety and security. Administers related policies and programs including Emergency Preparedness, WHMIS, Asbestos Containment/Removal, Furnishings.
  2. Hires, orients/trains, supervises and evaluates maintenance staff. In consultation with Human Resources carries out disciplinary measures and responds to grievances as per collective agreement. Represents facility management at Labour/management meetings as required.
  3. Develops budget and controls expenditures for labour, equipment and supplies for assigned areas. Controls, initiates and authorizes purchase orders for department and related functions, in accordance with facility policies.
  4. Acts as a technical resource person on repair and maintenance issues and concerns for equipment throughout the facility.
  5. Participates in setting operational policies as part of the organization’s management team, including labour relations, cost controls, and standards of care, as well as physical plant/security/environmental control perspectives.
  6. Develops and updates Essential Services Plan for Maintenance Department and participates in facility-wide contingency planning.
  7. Develops, implements and evaluates Departmental Quality Management/Risk Management program in conjunction with facility-wide program.
  8. Plans, implements and evaluates regular fire drills and other emergency exercises, building inspections and systems tests. Liaises with external agencies/organizations such as Fire Department, Chubb and WCB as required.
  9. Coordinates LBH&H WR parking program; assigns, monitors and ensures security of all on-site parking. Acts as Liaison with site neighbourhood regarding parking concerns/issues.
  10. Provides staff education regarding fire/safety, WHMIS and other related topics.
  11. Liaises with contractors, suppliers, and external agencies as required. Supervises/directs contractors in performance of contract work.
  12. Prepares and maintains relevant reports, statistical information and departmental records
  13. Participates in House Committee (Board of Directors), as well as Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee and other standing and ad-hoc Committees as required.
  14. Ensures safety of residents and reports any adverse event or near misses immediately.
  15. Carries manager-on-call pager and responds to emergency issues as per facility policies.
  16. Performs other duties as required.

A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a two (2) year diploma in physical plant maintenance and/or building trades and five (5) to seven (7) years of related experience, including a minimum of two (2) years direct supervisory experience.  Experience in electrical, mechanical and general building maintenance required, and completion of business management coursework preferred.

This is a regular full-time position, 5 days/week (Monday to Friday, 0830-1630)

To apply for this position please forward your covering letter and resume to our Human Resources Department at careers@louisbrier.com

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

We are currently recruiting Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) for Temporary Part-Time and Temporary Full-Time positions. Reporting to the Director of Care, and under general direction of Nursing Leader, Nurse-in-Charge or RN, the Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing nursing care to an assigned group of residents according to established policies and procedures and the Standards of Practice for LPNs of British Columbia, including medications, catheterizations and dressings, as well as routine feeding, personal hygiene and transporting of residents, and routine direction to Nursing Aides.The LPN participates in developing care plans, conducting assessments, implementing and evaluating interventions, documenting information.  Participates in a variety of meetings including care conferences, and assists with orientation of new staff and students as required. Responds and reports incidents according to established procedures and performs clerical duties as needed.

New Graduates Welcomed!

Qualifications include graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses including recent training in Pharmacology, Dementia-care and care of the elderly. Current full practicing licensure with the College of Licensed practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC). Current CPR.

Chaplain (Louis Brier Home & Hospital and Weinberg Residence)

The Louis Brier Home and Hospital is home to the Jewish Aged of Vancouver and is the only Jewish long-term care facility west of Winnipeg.  In accordance with the mission of The Louis Brier Home & Hospital and the Weinberg Residence, the Chaplain will manage the Pastoral Care Program within the framework of Jewish ethics and values.  As a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team, the Chaplain will be responsible for the coordination of the provision of religious and spiritual support to residents, their families and staff. The Chaplain will also provide ongoing counselling, guidance and education to residents, families and employees as it relates to supporting and facilitating spiritual expression and care.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides Supportive Spiritual Care
  • Serves as member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • Educates the healthcare team, residents and the community by providing training, education and support

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • CAPPE or ACPE Certification as Specialist in Pastoral Care
  • A members of either NAJC (Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains) or CASC (Canadian Association for Spiritual Care) or both.
  • Post-secondary education in counselling, psychology, social work, and/or theology
  • A foundation in the Jewish faith is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Possess exceptional counseling, and problem-solving skills
  • Be skilled in conflict resolution, crisis intervention and critical skill debriefing
  • Understand and relate to residents and families with disparate spiritual, religious, and cultural experiences and preferences
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with the geriatric population, in particular those with cognitive deficits, mental health issues and health related challenges
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with residents and families with sensitive historical backgrounds, e.g. Holocaust survivors.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse and vibrant interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to keep confidential all matters discussed and follow PHIA (Personal Health Information Act) requirements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Jewish culture

To apply for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department at careers@louisbrier.com.

Social Worker

Reporting to the Manager of Quality & Risk, the Social Worker is responsible for providing professional social work facility wide including: pre-admission data collection; admission support to applicant and families; continuous support and assistance throughout the admission and ‘settling-in” period; ongoing supportive services to residents and families; and counselling of individuals and/or groups when necessary. Services are delivered to residents at Louis Brier Home and Hospital and at Weinberg Residence within the framework of an elderly, predominantly-Jewish community with diverse ethnic and cultural experiences.

  1. In conjunction with the Manager of Quality & Risk Management, the Social Worker plans, organizes, implements and evaluates Social Work services facility-wide. Assists in establishing service objectives, policies, procedures, standards and practice.
  2. Responsible for pre-admission process: interviews residents/applicants; provides information, tours and support to resident and family; ensures all necessary data-bases are completed and documented on the resident healthcare record; liaises with families, Continuing Care, physicians, and community/hospital workers as necessary.
  3. Provides ongoing individual and group counselling services to residents and families for any social, environmental, economic and emotional problems. Identifies areas of need and opportunities for growth/support in residents, families and community.
  4. Acts as advocate on behalf of any applicant whose psycho-social or religious circumstances warrant special considerations; represents Louis Brier Home and Hospital perspectives regarding ability to care for applicants’ particular needs.
  5. Provides assistance to residents regarding macro-level issues, including correspondence, completion of forms, communication with government agencies, etc. Assists residents to utilize community resources.
  6. Works with the resident and the care team proactively to solve interpersonal or behavioral issues a resident may be experiencing .
  7. Provides education to residents and families members regarding advance care directives and healthcare decision making.
  8. Assists in mediation and conflict resolution as issues arise.
  9. Prepares and maintains all required statistics, records and reports.
  10. Acts as liaison with community agencies and professionals regarding needs of LBHH applicants and residents, and interprets LBHH function to the community. Represents LBHH at external meetings as appropriate. Participates in community collaborative projects (i.e. Jewish Seniors Services).
  11. Ensures safety of residents during all tasks and reports any adverse events or near-misses immediately.
  12. Maintains level of professional knowledge/skills through review of current literature, contact with peer professionals and attendance at conferences/seminars.
  13. Performs other related duties as required.

Master of Social Work Degree from an accredited university including or supplemented by course-work in Gerontology, registration with the BC College of Social Workers, and two years of social support services experience.

The successful candidate will also possess strong verbal and written communication skills; proven effective interpersonal and counseling skills, including strong team skills, sensitivity to the needs and feelings of the elderly; proven organizational skills and the ability to set goals, prioritize work, and adapt to changing priorities; demonstrated problem-solving approach to clinical situations; strong computer skills; and physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

This is a regular full-time position, 5 days/week (Monday to Friday, 0830-1630)

To apply for this position please forward your covering letter and resume to our Human Resources Department at careers@louisbrier.com

Food Service Worker (Casual)

We currently have a casual, on-call positions available for Food Services Workers. In this position you will be responsible for performing a variety of duties related to serving meals, preparing tea/coffee, vegetables, sandwiches and toast, cleaning dishes, trays, wagons and food service areas.

Requirements include Grade 10, recent Food Safe certification. Related experience would be an asset.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter by to the Human Resources Department at careers@louisbrier.com.

Housekeeping Aide (Casual)

We are recruiting for several casual on-call Housekeeping Aides. Duties for the position include sweeping, damp-mopping floors, vacuuming carpets, dusting and polishing furniture, cleaning bathrooms and making beds. Areas where cleaning tasks are carried out include residents’ rooms, residents’ bathrooms, bathing/shower rooms, public lounges and bathrooms, offices, meeting rooms and residents’ assisted Living suites.

Requirements for the position include Grade 10. Related experience and a Building Service Worker certificate preferred.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, at careers@louisbrier.com.

Housekeeping Cleaner (Casual)

We are recruiting for  casual on-call Housekeeping Cleaners. Duties for the position include a variety of heavy cleaning duties, such as wet mopping, scrubbing, finishing and buffing floors, washing walls, windows, ceilings, furniture transportation.  Uses equipment for vacuuming, extracting carpets etc. carries out routine building maintenance and responds to building maintenance emergencies. Performs security functions such as ensuring doors/windows are locked.

Requirements for the position include Grade 10. Related experience and a Building Service Worker certificate preferred.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter the Human Resources Department, at careers@louisbrier.com.

Housekeeping Aide & Laundry Worker (Temporary Full Time – 1 year)

We are recruiting for several Temporary Full-Time Housekeeping Aides & Laundry Workers. Under the general supervision of the Housekeeping and Laundry Manager, the Housekeeping Aide performs light cleaning tasks such as sweeping and damp-mopping floors, vacuuming carpets, dusting and polishing furniture, cleaning bathrooms and making beds. The Laundry Worker will operate machines and dryers, collect, sort and clean linen including personal laundry of residents, and fold, sort, and distribute clean items to user areas.

Requirements include Grade 10 supplemented by related experience, preferably in a health care environment.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter to careers@louisbrier.com.

Registered Nurse (Temporary Part-Time and Temporary Full-Time)

We are currently recruiting Registered Nurses for Temporary Part-Time and Temporary Full-Time positions. Reporting to the Director of Care and under general direction of Nursing Leader, you will be responsible for providing nursing care for clients within a residential care facility.

New Graduates Welcomed!

Duties will include evaluating residents’ care needs by assessing residents on admission; developing appropriate nursing care plans in conjunction with Interdisciplinary Team; carrying out orders specified in the care plan and administering direct nursing care; receiving physicians’ orders and arranging for treatments, medications and other therapeutic services; dispensing medications to residents; maintaining unit records and residents’ charts; guiding clinical experience of assigned nursing staff and students; and providing input into the development of resident care policies and procedures.

Requirements for the position include graduation from an approved School of Nursing and one year’s recent related experience supplemented by current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC). Current CPR required. Long Term Care / Gerontology training and/or experience is an asset.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter to careers@louisbrier.com.

 

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