Job Posting 71953

Director of Care
St. Jude's Anglican Home Society - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 21 days (Mon, 5 Jul)
full time

For over 70 years, St. Jude’s Anglican Home has been compassionately caring for older British Columbians. Located near Vancouver’s Cambie corridor, St. Jude’s is a not-for-profit Long-term care home that serves 55 elders with half of our clients living in Special Care.  We employ the Eden philosophy and have a superb reputation for providing high quality complex care. 

We are now seeking a permanent full-time (Mon – Fri) position of DIRECTOR OF CARE

As our Director of Care, you will be a vital member of our small but passionate management team, and a strong leader motivated to continue St. Jude’s tradition of best practice clinical eldercare. 


  • Leads the care team in fulfilling St. Jude’s mission and philosophy of care through policy development, education, management, and effective communication
  • Ensures the consistent delivery of high standards of clinical practice, assessment, and care planning as established by current legislation, VCH policies and Licencing.
  • Directs all unionized care staff (Nurses, Care Aides, Recreation Therapist, and Activity Aides), including hiring, training, educating, performance management, and where needed, discipline and termination
  • Liaises with physicians, families, clinical contractors and mental health, community resources.
  • Supports Residents and their families during admissions and beyond to ensure Residents and appropriate others are involved in care planning.
  • Participates, as a member of the leadership team, in setting organizational strategic objectives, providing leadership and direction of operations.
  • Plans, co-ordinates, implements and evaluates educational programs for staff and families. Encourages the professional growth of the care team.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates continuous quality improvement in all aspects of care
  • Assists in identifying areas of research or study in which St. Jude’s can participate and improve seniors care.


Education and Experience:

  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing including specific training and knowledge of gerontology, palliative care, complex care and dementia care.
  • Minimum 5-7 years clinical nursing experience and three (3) years supervisory experience.
  • Must hold current, practicing membership in BCCNM.

 Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong, effective communication, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Knowledgeable about the Long-Term Care system in BC
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity, and self-direction.
  • Ability to interact positively with all stakeholders in the St. Jude’s Community
  • Ability to supervise, lead, direct and motivate.
  • Ability to empower and motivate staff to build strong team.
  • Knowledge and experience in the Eden philosophy of care or another Person-centered care model considered an asset
  • Experience with health care collective agreements is considered an asset (HEU and BCNU)
  • A commitment to ongoing professional education and learnin

What we offer:

  • Competitive wages
  • Extended Health Care
  • Dental Plan
  • Municipal Pension Plan
  • Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
  • Group Life Insurance


St. Jude’s is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive workplace that encourages applications from those from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives 


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