Location: Abbotsford Hospice
Reporting to: Manager, Food Services and Housekeeping
Job status: Temporary 1 year part-time 0.6 (45 hours bi-weekly)
We want our staff to “thrive” not just survive, so Canuck Place is committed to living our values of care exceeding not just minimum wage but living wage in B.C. This means that regardless of role our entry level salary is a minimum of $25.64 per hour equivalent to $50,000 full-time annually.
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.
It is the expectation for all roles across the organization to know the organization’s philosophy of pediatric palliative care and uphold a commitment to further ones knowledge. Our philosophy of pediatric palliative care is as follows: Pediatric palliative care improves quality of life, promotes comfort, and reduces suffering for children with life-threatening conditions (serious illness) and their families through a holistic approach addressing; physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. It is collaborative person & family-centered care delivered using a team-based approach throughout the continuum of care across all ages and stages of illness, including bereavement. It values choice and honest and compassionate communication.
At Canuck Place we understand that uniqueness is powerful. We hold each other accountable for an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas and know that they belong. We believe diversity drives innovation and the best pediatric palliative care for children and their families therefore we welcome that every person brings an individual perspective and experience to advance our mission. We have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion and we are building a culture where difference is valued. We have a commitment to inclusion across gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity and disability status, to ensure our team members are empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. All staff are encouraged to contribute their perspective and lived experience through our internal employee groups such as Care 4 the Caregiver, Culture, DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging), Green Team, Truth and Reconciliation and Wellness Committees.
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO WORK HERE?
Canuck Place careers are full of connection, community, and care. We aim to nurture a supportive culture rooted in compassion, collaboration and support while providing expert care to children and families. Our team includes individuals with a special blend of sensitivity, compassion, and appreciation for life. Canuck Place is where no moment is missed. A place where you can make a difference.
We offer competitive compensation and a benefits package focusing on wellness and self-care that includes:
The heart of our organization lies in the care and support we all provide to children, families, staff, and volunteers. This role is a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those we serve.
The primary responsibility of every job at Canuck Place is to provide care and support to children, families, staff, and volunteers in a safe and nurturing environment. This includes ensuring the physical, emotional, and social well-being of all individuals involved with our organization.
As a member of our team, you will play a key role in creating a welcoming environment that fosters trust, inclusivity, and collaboration. You are expected to maintain a high level of professionalism and to adhere to our organization's policies, procedures and values of care at all times.
You can fulfil this overall responsibility as part of the Food Services team, our meals provide much-needed support and care to families when they need it the most, and to our staff so they can focus on our children. The kitchen helps to foster a sense of community.
Cooks plan, prepare and cook a variety of food items (according to Foodsafe standards); assign tasks and work closely with other staff, as well as families and volunteers.
This position is primarily focused on providing care and support to children, families, staff, and volunteers, which accounts for the majority of the job. This includes tasks such as providing direction to kitchen volunteers; assisting in planning recreational activities (baking, etc.) to include children and their families. Demonstrating flexibility to ensure families and colleagues are nurtured outside of set meal times as needed.
The remainder of your time will be spent utilizing your skills to support the organization’s mission, values and operations, these responsibilities involve:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, plus qualification as a cook from a recognized cooking school, supplemented by a minimum of one year related experience in food preparation and cooking. Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Related experience in a health care facility is preferred.
What you bring to the role:
We understand that the recruitment process is not a one size fits all, our inclusion values and flexibility extend to your hiring experience. Canuck Place is committed to providing inclusive access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. We are continuously working to improve our systems, policies, and practices to ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. Should you require accessibility accommodation through the recruitment process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations, genders and gender identities, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
Please submit your cover letter and your resume at https://www.canuckplace.org/about-us/careers/ . This position will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.
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