Vacancies

Human Resources Specialist

George Derby Centre is a non-profit community-based 300-bed residential complex care facility that offers priority access to Veterans of the Armed Forces since 1988. Through our commitment to excellence by acting with compassion and integrity, and by encouraging resident, family and community involvement in life at the Centre, George Derby Centre was awarded by Accreditation Canada for 2016 – 2019, establishing George Derby Centre as a facility exceeding national standards of quality in the provision of health services. 

We are seeking a dynamic individual who will excel in the role of Human Resources Specialist.

Role Overview:

The HR Specialist, under the guidance of and in collaboration with the Director of Finance and Operations, assists with the day-to-day human resources functions and providing support to Care Team Members and management in human resources related matters. Administer a variety of human resources programs: workforce planning and employment, HR development, employee and labour relations, performance management and risk management.

Qualifications:

A. Education, Training and Experience

Degree in Human Resources Management and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a Human Resources function, preferably in a residential care unionized environment

B. Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated expertise in labour relations.
  • Excellent oral, written, facilitation, mediation, negotiation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Sensitivity in dealing with complex and confidential issues.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all Team Members, management, contractors and union.
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and discretion.
  • Effective knowledge and use of technology.

 George Derby Centre is not just a work place but a home to our residents where we take pride to be part of their extended family for enhancing their quality of life. If you share the same reasons to belong and to serve as George Derby Centre, we would like to hear from you.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and covering letter in confidence to kherbert@georgederby.ca.

Positions are subject to a satisfactory Criminal Record Review Check. We thank all candidates that apply; however only those short-listed will be contacted. 


Spiritual Care Coordinator

George Derby Centre is a non-profit community-based 300-bed residential complex care facility that offers priority access to Veterans of the Armed Forces since 1988. Through our commitment to excellence by acting with compassion and integrity, and by encouraging resident, family and community involvement in life at the Centre, George Derby Centre was awarded by Accreditation Canada for 2016 – 2019, establishing George Derby Centre as a facility exceeding national standards of quality in the provision of health services. 

We are seeking a dynamic individual who will excel in the role of Spiritual Care Coordinator.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Spiritual Care Coordinator will be responsible for  the provision on inter-denominational spiritual care services and programs; spiritual and emotional support to residents, family members, and staff; provides residents and their family members with pastoral counseling services; resident wellness and life review programs; and arranges and conducts memorial services.

Qualifications:

A. Education, Training and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree and completion of at least the first year in a Masters of Theology program through an accredited theological institution.
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities of a chaplain who has met the requirements for advanced education through the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC).
  • Current Membership with the CASC.
  • A minimum of three (3) years recent work experience with seniors, preferably in a residential health care setting.

 B. Professional Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence based spiritual care theory and practice within a client centered focus of care.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with varied spiritual expressions, religious backgrounds, cultures and their associated traditions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships in a respectful workplace environment.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, line-staff, physicians, management staff, and external contacts
  • Effective knowledge and use of technology

George Derby Centre is not just a work place but a home to our residents where we take pride to be part of their extended family for enhancing their quality of life. If you share the same reasons to belong and to serve as George Derby Centre, we would like to hear from you.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and covering letter in confidence to: kherbert@georgederby.ca

Positions are subject to a satisfactory Criminal Record Review Check. We thank all candidates that apply; however only those short-listed will be contacted.


Board of Directors

George Derby Care Society was incorporated in 1981. It is the owner and operator of the George Derby Centre, which was originally developed in 1946 providing care and support to soldiers returning from the war. George Derby earned its reputation by delivering gentle and excellent care. In 1988, George Derby Centre was transformed into a community-based complex care residence for seniors with priority focus on Canadian Veterans of the Armed Forces. It provides individualized programs and services that enable its residents to maintain their optimal level of personal health and well-being within a caring and supportive environment. The operation team also coordinates clients’ access to other health services, such as acute care, when they require specialized treatment to maintain their quality of life. As a result, in the 1996, a tripartite agreement was established amongst the Federal government, Provincial government and George Derby Care Society to provide long term residential care and enhanced programs to veterans. These respective funds are subsidized through provincial ministry of health (Fraser Health Authority) and Veterans Affairs Canada. George Derby Centre continues to excel; it is accredited with exemplary standing by Accreditation Canada. George Derby Care Society achieves its mission through commitment to excellence, by acting with compassion and integrity, and by encouraging resident, family and community involvement in life at the Centre.

Preamble:

The George Derby Care Society is a non-profit society incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia. A Board of Directors is established to govern the affairs of the Society, and to exercise all of the powers of the Society. Members of the Board are dynamic, dependable, self-motivated leaders who act with integrity and diligence, and exercise ethical, accountable stewardship in carrying out their duties.  A Board member’s commitment includes proper use of authority and appropriate group and individual behavior when acting on behalf of George Derby Centre.

George Derby Centre (GDC) is currently recruiting dynamic leaders to join its Board of Directors.

Role Overview:

The Board of Directors is the legal authority for the George Derby Care Society.  As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of George Derby Centre.

The overall role of the Board is to:

  • provide leadership to the corporate organization and to the community, in the development and delivery of health care services primarily for Canadian war veterans;
  • provide stewardship for public funds allocated to George Derby Centre for health care;
  • provide stewardship for use of donated funds for the well-being of Residents;
  • ensure that health care services and staff are accountable and responsive to community needs

Expectations:

All Directors are expected to actively participate in Board affairs. Specifically, Directors have:

  • the duty of integrity, to act honestly and in good faith;
  • the duty of trusteeship and diligence to remain informed about Board policies, business and other affairs of the Board;
  • the duty of confidentiality, to ensure that confidential information obtained as a result of serving of the Board is held in confidence and divulged only when legally required;
  • the duty of prudence to act carefully, deliberately and cautiously, with an effort to foresee probable consequences of each proposed course of action;
  • the duty to act on behalf of all Residents, rather than on behalf of special interest groups;
  • the duty of diligence to act in an attentive manner, keeping informed about the policies, business and affairs of the Board;
  • the responsibility for the healthy functioning of the Board;
  • the duty to respect the time invested and efforts expended by each Director conducting the business of the Board.

Requirements:

George Derby Care Society is committed to the provision of supportive independent living, complex care and dementia care for Canadian Veterans of the Armed Forces and the general senior population.   Accordingly, the Board shall:

  • be aware of the health needs and interests of the clients;
  • act in the best interest of all clients.

All Directors shall:

  • be a member of the George Derby Care Society;
  • attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual General Meeting.

If you have an interest in making a difference and enhancing the quality of care for seniors, we would like to hear from you.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Pam Cole by email pcole@georgederby.ca or at 604.521.2676 for an application form and information package.