Due to COVID 19, the start date for the position will be determined thru Provincial Health Guidance.

CLOSES: March 11, 2021

  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish Nations community

Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government


Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson's Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory. Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh


Reporting to Director, Yúustway Health and Wellness, this position is responsible for the management and administration of Squamish Nation Home and Community Care (H&CC) division, including

  • /- 30 reports, with a budget closer to 1.3M with the 4 different funding blocks. and operations in both North Vancouver and Squamish Valley. The incumbent work closely with H&CC staff and Nurse Assessors to ensure proper implementation of client care plans, provision of quality home care services and Member access to other health care professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, hospital discharge coordinators, occupational therapists, social workers, long term care coordinators). The position requires a seasoned professional who has exceptional knowledge and skills in home care client service, staff management, scheduling, policy, records management and budgets. The incumbent must have a strong understanding of the rules and regulations associated with Home and Community Care including delegated and assigned tasks, client and staff safety and staff confidentiality.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that accurate program and client records are maintained and enforces compliance to confidentiality policy.
  • Ensures that all Personal Care and Homemaking services are provided in accordance with divisional guidelines and requirements.
  • Develops and implements program policy and evaluation tools with a goal of ongoing development and improvement of H&CC services.
  • Ensures effective case management of all client files to facilitate implementation and coordination of client care plans.
  • Provides staff supervision and coordinates training, and education opportunities related to Personal/Health Care and Homemaking.
  • Oversees and supports Better at Home (BAH) program and Coordinator.
  • Coordinates and schedules staff.
  • Manages staff.
  • Ensures professional customer service to clients.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Vancouver Coastal Health, Health Canada and other organizations that impact home and community care services.
  • Prepares reports and presentations.
  • Stays current and pursues continuous professional development.
  • Manages and maintains medical equipment loan cupboard program.
  • Manages the special projects and programs related to H&CC.
  • Liaises with and works cooperatively with all Health Services Divisions as well as other Squamish Nation departments (e.g. Community Operations, Housing).
  • Supervises the Health and Safety of Employees and adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as a member of the Primary Care and Yúustway Health, Wellness & Recreation Services teams..

Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, Social Work, Nursing, Science, or relevant / related degree from a recognized post-secondary institution OR credentials as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • 6
  • 7 years of direct-related experience in areas of specialties including health care application management, budgeting / budget management, personal care and homemaking services programs and delivery, staff management, policy and procedure design, etc.
  • As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to client record documentation, home care programs, staff scheduling and staff supervision, etc.
  • Experience working with federal or provincial governments in the health field is preferred.
  • Broad knowledge in the areas of community-based primary health care, social determinants of health and health promotion.
  • Experience as an advanced level user of the Internet, Microsoft Office Applications i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Working experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.
  • Experience working in a First Nations environment is preferred.
  • Must have reliable vehicle/insurance/valid BC Driver's License Class 4 or 5. Class 7N may be considered.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required. Must be able to travel to Squamish Valley with BC regulated winter tires.
  • Must successfully complete Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation Policy.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.

Wage: $75,405 to $88,711 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today!

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Squamish, BC, Canada
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