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 in local publications. Please get in touch with our Executive Director, Lori Nawrot by email, or at (250) 898-0248 for more information.

Current Posting ~ June 19, 2017
Community Health Worker 2

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society (HDCHCS) seeks registered Community Health Workers to work in our Home Care programs on Denman Island.

CHWs provide clients with assistance with personal care and other supports to promote their independence and their ability to stay living in their own homes and communities. This includes assistance with activities of daily living and delegated tasks as directed in the care plan and by the Home Care Supervisor.

The successful applicant will have:

  • graduated from a recognized care aide training course and/or equivalent combination of training and experience that qualifies for registration in the BC Care Aide Registry.
  • a valid BC driver’s license and use of a reliable vehicle
  • current First Aid Certificate, level C
  • food Safe certificate

Part time positions available from 20-40 hours per week. $17.64-$21.67 per hour. These positions are eligible for the Society’s benefit plan.

Interested applicants are invited to email their resume and covering letter to:                         Home Care Supervisor                                                                                            Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society               homecare@hornbydenmanhealth.com

More information about the Society’s programs and activities is available at: hornbydenmanhealth.com    HDCHCS encourages applicants from qualified persons from diverse backgrounds and of differing abilities. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Postings Past
Administrative Assistant

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society (HDCHCS) is seeking an Administrative Assistant to support the work of the Executive Director.
Major responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with program administration and grant projects including data base supports, digital scheduling and human resources,
  • Preparing electronic and printed communication documents,
  • Planning and organizing various Society meetings and events

The successful applicant will have related post-secondary education and/or training and a minimum of 3 years administrative experience including familiarity with digital scheduling systems, human resources, and non-profit operations.

The position is currently part time at 20 hours per week, but the role could expand to include additional hours. The starting rate is $20/hour. 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
Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society
lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Please title the subject line of your email:  Admin Assist <first name last name>                                                                                                    Closing date for expressions of interest is Monday, June 15th, 2017

More information about the Society’s programs and activities is available at: hornbydenmanhealth.com

HDCHCS encourages applicants from qualified persons from diverse backgrounds and of differing abilities. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Denman Island Better at Home Coordinator

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society seeks a part-time Better at Home Coordinator to plan and coordinate opportunities to assist seniors to remain in their own homes on Denman Island.

A flexible schedule and an ability to work independently is required.

The position will run until March 31st,, 2018, with the possibility of extension.

Rate of pay: $20.40 per hour for a total of 18-20 hours per month.

Deadline for application: May 19th, 2017

Kris Anderson,  Program Coordinator,  Comox Valley Better at Home

Denman Island Better at Home Coordinator ~ Job Description

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society seeks a part time Better at Home Coordinator to plan and coordinate opportunities to assist seniors to remain living in their own homes.

The goal of the Comox Valley Better at Home program is to provide non-medical services to support seniors living in their own homes for as long as possible. The Denman Island Better at Home Coordinator will seek opportunities to match the needs of seniors with resources and volunteers in the community. For example: they will coordinate access to service providers or volunteers for seasonal tasks such as gutter cleaning or fire wood stacking.

The Denman Island Coordinator will report to the Program Coordinator in Courtenay.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Seek ideas to further seniors’ independence that take into account what island seniors want and need to remain living in their own homes and communities as they age.
  • With assistance from Program Coordinator, recruit, train and oversee volunteers.
  • Seek opportunities to collaborate with local organizations and service groups to maximize opportunities for serving island seniors including providing information about the program.
  • Assess and match service providers to clients and coordinate scheduling of services.
  • Monitor the uptake and needs of clients in the Better At Home program.
  • Maintain appropriate records for tracking and reporting on services.
  • Maintain confidentiality and safety standards of the program.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator.

Requirements and Qualifications:

The Coordinators will be a creative self-starter and competent organizer that is passionate about being in service to others, solving problems and building, from the ground up, those services that are needed.

  • Education or previous experience in volunteer management or project coordination.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional and harmonious relations with clients, families, and community partners.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, networking and leadership skills.
  • An ability to be outgoing: speak publicly or meet the public at events.
  • Strong written, listening and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to coach / mentor volunteers and assist in building their capacity.
  • Knowledge of relevant community resources, service providers and networks.
  • Capable of working independently and prioritizing workload effectively.
  • Knowledge of Denman Island and/or an understanding of service delivery in rural communities.
  • A clear Ministry of Justice criminal records check, this will be done by the Society after hiring.
  • Administrative and reporting skills.
  • A vehicle is required.

Schedule and hours of work:

This is a part-time position (18-20 hours per month).                                                    The current funding period runs until March 31st,, 2018.                                                   A flexible schedule to work around program activities is required.

Home Care Supervisor for Hornby and Denman Islands

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society is seeking a full time Home Care Supervisor to plan and coordinate delivery of our Home Support and Home Assist programs on Denman and Hornby Islands.

Home Care Supervisors are Registered Nurses with 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 would be an asset.  See further details in the job description below.

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

Lori Nawrot, Executive Director

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society

lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Closing date for applications is Monday, December 5th, 2016

HDCHCS encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and of differing abilities. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Home Care Supervisor

The Home Care Supervisor plans and coordinates the delivery of Home Support and Home Assist services for clients as approved by the health authority or by private agreement. They provide leadership and supervision to the team of Community Health Workers and provide information about home care options to the community.

The full time, part time and relief Home Care Supervisors work as a team to provide daily coverage to the home care programs and to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role. These positions report to the Executive Director.

Duties and responsibilities:

Ensures that assigned client care is being provided safely, efficiently and effectively and in accordance to established policies and procedures by:

  • Setting up client services including doing initial meeting, client agreement, assessments, home inspections and equipment recommendations,
  • Implementing the care plan and providing instruction and training to staff as required,
  • Conducting visits to the client’s home to observe care by Community Health Workers,
  • Communicating and responding to feedback about client condition and care needs with the Island Health Case Manager and other members of care team,
  • Supporting service care plans by monitoring the scheduling of work assignments for Community Health Workers,
  • Promoting a safe work environment and safe work practices,
  • Addressing and documenting of any risk management and quality issues as they arise.

Plans, directs and evaluates staff resources in accordance with policies and procedures by:

  • Recruiting staff and conducting thorough orientations,
  • Communicating policies and procedures to staff,
  • Providing ongoing coaching and mentoring to facilitate performance improvement,
  • Planning and facilitating staff in-services, client specific training and other educational training as required,
  • Performing annual staff evaluations,
  • Implementing progressive discipline procedures,
  • Scheduling of services and work assignments,
  • Recording and reporting required staff and client activity.

Promotes on-going provision of home care services by:

  • Providing information about home care and related seniors supports to community members,
  • Participating in the Society AGM and related community meetings and events,
  • Gathering and communicating information about community needs,
  • Contributing to the improvement of service delivery.

Performing other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education, training and experience:

RN diploma and current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia.

Specialized training or experience in home care services, patient assessment, palliative care, dementia, pain management, home care aids and equipment.

Experience with staff management, scheduling, training, and facilitation techniques.

Valid BC Driver’s licence and vehicle.

Skills and abilities:

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional and harmonious relations with clients, families, and staff.

Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively including effective conflict resolution.

Ability to organize, coordinate and prioritize workload effectively.

Ability to coach and mentor staff.

Knowledge of Hornby and Denman Islands and/or an understanding of service delivery in rural and remote communities.

A clear Ministry of Justice criminal records check, this will be done by the Society after hiring.

Schedule and hours of work:

The scheduled days of work will be organized between the full time, part time and relief Supervisors to ensure daily coverage. The typical monthly schedule is 21 consecutive days for the full time Supervisor with the remaining days covered by the part time Supervisor. On days when the role is changing over, each Supervisor works a half day and plans time to meet and communicate the current situation to ensure service continuity.

Home Care Supervisors receive a daily rate. The on-duty Supervisor is required to be available to respond to calls 24 hours per day. Eligible for the Society’s benefit plan.

 

Coordinator for Better at Home Comox Valley

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society (HDCHCS) is seeking a Coordinator for Better at Home Comox Valley. This program offers non-medical supports to assist seniors to live independently in their own homes with services including light housekeeping, minor home repairs, yard work and friendly visiting. Fees for program services are offered on a sliding scale including a full subsidy for seniors that qualify. This is a provincial initiative managed by the United Way, with programs in 63 communities across BC.

The Coordinator is the main contact for the day-to-day activities of the program and works out of the office in Courtenay. Major responsibilities include:

  • Developing, coordinating and supervising Better at Home services
  • Recruiting, training and supervising of volunteers and contractors
  • Collaborating with other local organizations working with seniors
  • Managing the Better at Home budget and preparing required reports

The successful applicant will have a degree or diploma in human services or related field or a combination of education and work experience in community development and/or aging services.

The rate for this position is based on 30-32 hours per week at a rate of $26/hour. 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, lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Please title the subject line of your email: BAH Coordinator <first name last name>

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, November 3rd, 2016

HDCHCS encourages applicants from qualified men and women from diverse backgrounds and of differing abilities. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.