Employment

We are always accepting resumes for Home Support positions. We require staff to be registered with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry. If you have any questions please contact our Home Care Supervisor, by email, or at (250) 792-5889.

New openings for positions in administration or our child, youth & family team are posted here and in local publications. Please get in touch with Executive Director, Lori Nawrot by email, or at (250) 898-0248 for more information.

 

Postings ~ September 2018

Health Services Navigator

The Health Services Navigator is a new community based nursing position working in the Denman and Hornby Island communities to assist residents to connect to appropriate health services. Some residents requiring assistance have a long standing challenge connecting to appropriate care, while others may be dealing with a health transition that requires short term guidance. One key component of the role will be designing and utilizing an appropriate data collection system to track information about residents having difficulties accessing care including social determinants of health such as access to/cost of travel.

This is a 2 year part-time position with the possibility of an extension with increased funding. The schedule is flexible, though some evening and/or Saturday hours will be required to accommodate resident schedules.

Rate of pay: $34,285 annually based on 20 hours per week (.51 FTE) The position is eligible for the Society’s benefit plan.

Interested applicants are invited to email their resume and covering letter as an attachment to:

Lori Nawrot, Executive Director at lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Closing date for applications is Friday, September 28th, 2018

Health Services Navigator Job Description

The Health Services Navigator is a new community based nursing position, working in the Denman Island and Hornby Island communities to assist residents to connect to appropriate health services. Some residents requiring assistance live in situations of social isolation and have a long standing challenge connecting to appropriate care, while others may be dealing with a health transition that requires short term guidance. One key component of the role will be designing and utilizing an appropriate data collection system to track information about residents having difficulties accessing care including social determinants of health such as access to/cost of travel.

This is a 2 year part-time position with the possibility of an extension with increased funding. The schedule is flexible, though some evening and/or Saturday hours will be required to accommodate resident schedules. This position works closely with the Primary Care/Health Planning Working Group and reports to the Executive Director.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • With the Primary Care/Health Planning Working Group develop the parameters and processes for the Heath Navigator service including a system to record health access related data
  • Through linkages with Hornby and Denman Island service providers and residents, identify individuals unable to seek out or connect with services they need
  • With their consent, assist residents who face barriers to accessing health care to understand and connect with services they may benefit from, utilizing a trauma informed and culturally sensitive approach
  • Facilitate connections with external off-island agencies and resources to increase clients understanding of resources available to them to help manage their health
  • Participate in the Denman and Hornby Island Health Networks to increase awareness of Navigator service by local service providers
  • Record and report detailed information on the operation of the navigation service working with a quality improvement methodology
  • Share learnings to improve practice and policy in the broader system and to expand direct service to people who face inadequate housing, unemployment, mental health and substance use challenges, food insecurity and challenges with the legal system
  • Identify strategies and promising practices that can be modeled or systematized in the future for residents with similar needs

 Qualifications:

Experience, Education, Training and Knowledge:

  • RN degree or equivalent/similar training
  • Thorough knowledge of broad determinants of health
  • Thorough understanding of health promotion and community development principles
  • Sound knowledge of the local, provincial and federal health care systems
  • Knowledge and training in trauma informed practice, cultural sensitivity and related approaches
  • Knowledge of Hornby and Denman Islands and/or an understanding of service delivery in rural and remote communities.

Abilities:

  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills
  • Good administrative, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently

Other:

  • Excellent oral and written English skills are essential
  • “Can-do” attitude and an ability to be proactive and flexible when faced with a new task or challenge
  • A clear Ministry of Justice criminal records check, this will be done by the Society after hiring.

Conditions of Employment,

  • Provide a satisfactory BC Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check (conducted by the Society)
  • Valid BC Driver’s license and vehicle
  • Willingness to work flexible part time hours including evenings and weekends as required

 HDCHCS encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and of differing abilities.

 

R.N. Home Care Supervisor

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society seeks a Registered Nurse to join our team of Home Care Supervisors. The Supervisory team plans and coordinates delivery of our Home Support and Home Assist programs on Denman and Hornby Islands.

Home Care Supervisors have a range of experience including home care, patient assessment and palliative care as well as experience with staff management, scheduling and training. A familiarity with Hornby and Denman Islands and/or with working in rural and remote communities is important.

Click for the job description for the position Home Care Supervisor HDCHCS

Rate of pay: a daily rate based on 8 hours of work per day.

The on-duty Supervisor is required to be available to respond to calls 24 hours per day.

The position is eligible for the Society’s benefit plan.

The scheduled days of work will be organized between the Supervisors to ensure daily coverage for the programs. Most recently the Supervisors have been doing 9 or 10 consecutive days, on rotation. On days when the role is changing over, each Supervisor works a part day and plans time to meet and communicate the current situation to ensure service continuity. Team meetings are held regularly for all members of the Supervisory team and the entire Home Care team.

Interested applicants are invited to email their resume and covering letter as an attachment to:

Lori Nawrot, Executive Director at lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Closing date for applications is Friday, August 31st, 2018

HDCHCS encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and of differing abilities.

 

Better at Home Coordinator

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society seeks a part-time person to coordinate non-medical assistance for seniors on Hornby and Denman Islands. The successful candidate will report to the Comox Valley Better at Home Program Manager.

The position begins September, 2018 and runs until March 31st,, 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Rate of pay: $20 / hour for 28 hours per month.

Deadline: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

An ability to work independently is required. Please submit your cover letter and resume, describing how your skills, interests and experience relate to the job description.

To apply please contact:

Kris Anderson

Comox Valley Better at Home

Email: kris@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Phone: 250-871-1165

Island Coordinator job description Aug 2018

 

Activity Coach – Choose to Move Program

May 1, 2018

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society (HDCHCS) seeks an experienced fitness enthusiast to lead our Choose to Move program. Choose to Move is a free and flexible evidence-based program designed to help island elders become more active and enable them to live more independent, healthy lives. Over the course of each 6 month session, the Activity Coach guides participants to design an individualized physical activity action plan based on their own interests, goals, capacity and abilities. For more information see the provincial website at Choosetomove.info. HDCHCS has received 2 years of funding in order to deliver 6 sessions of Choose to Move (3 on each island). This is a contract position. Job description below.

Interested applicants are invited to email their resume and covering letter to:

Lori Nawrot, Executive Director

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society

lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Closing date for applications is Monday, May 28th, 2018