About us

The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.

Corporate Office

8861 75 Street, Edmonton, AB

goodsaminfo@gss.org

1-780-431-3600

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Pension Specialist

GSS Corporate Office, Edmonton, AB

Under the direction and leadership of the Manager, Pension Services we are seeking a Pension Specialist for a 2-year term to be accountable for the administration and governance of two defined contribution pension plans (DCPPs) registered in British Columbia. 

Qualifications

Candidates are required to have an undergraduate degree in business administration or related post-secondary degree combined with a minimum of 3 years’ experience relating to the administration and governance of DCPPs or 5 years’ experience relating to the administration and governance of defined benefit or other types of registered pension plans. Equivalencies will be considered.

Comprehensive knowledge of the provincial and federal legislation governing registered pension plans, pension administration, management of third-party relationships and HRIS is critical to being able to successfully fulfill the responsibilities of this positon.

A Pension Plan Administration Certificate or CEBS designation or equivalent is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Respond to employee and plan member inquiries, maintain and reconcile member eligibility, enrollments and terminations and maintain plan member booklets. Ensure that information about the pension plans provided is accurate, complete and meets legislative requirements.
  • Ensure pension contributions resulting from salary increases, leaves, or changes in member status are processed and in compliance with the pension plan text.
  • Liaison with internal and external parties (e.g. fundholders) to document existing administrative processes ensuring legislative compliance and recommend improvements to the effectiveness of the administration and governance of the pension plans.
  • Liaison with external parties ensuring contractual compliance and alignment with service levels, effective administration and compliance with both the plan texts and legislation.
  • Prepare and/or manage PA compliance, PAR T10 filings and PA CRA calculations and reporting.
  • Provide appropriate and timely follow through on inquiries, requests or issues.
  • Prepare and/or support regulatory submissions (e.g. AIRs, Form 21).
  • Develop plan text amendment options, conduct research, assess the third-parties and maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Resolve issues and identify opportunities to improve or solve challenges.
  • Support the Manger, Pension Services for Board and/or Pension Advisory Committee reporting requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

Given the technical and legal nature of pensions, as our best candidate you are a respected and credible pension professional who embraces excellence, continuous improvement and learning and has:

  • Strong project management skills.
  • Above-average analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • The ability to recommend and/or implement appropriate solutions to issues within the regulatory framework.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation communication skills, demonstrating the ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner to plan members and others.
  • Exceptional organizational skills demonstrating an ability to use time effectively and efficiently to manage multiple and competing priorities with tight deadlines.
  • A proven track record in providing outstanding and reliable customer service.
  • A proven track record as a dedicated team player who demonstratives the appropriate initiative and independence.
  • Demonstrates a results focused practice and is committed to acting with accountability and integrity in performing the work.
  • Advanced computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel PowerPoint and HR information data bases systems).
  • A proven track record in building effective relationships with plan members and stakeholders.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to kheit@gss.org

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Post Date:
March 1, 2018

Closing Date:
Until suitable candidate found.

Employment Type:
Two Year Term, Full Time 1.0 FTE

Regional Program Manager-Hospitality

Good Samaritan Village by the Station, Penticton, BC
Good Samaritan Canada, Village By The Station, Penticton, BC

CLOSING DATE Until successful candidate selected
HOURS OF WORK 0800-1600
Days and Hours flexible
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Permanent Part Time, 0.5 FTE
LOCATION Village By The Station
270 Hastings Ave. Penticton, BC
WAGES Commensurate with education and experience

 

DUTIES
Reporting to the Director of Hospitality, the Regional Program Manager is an integral memberof the Hospitality team.  The Hospitality team is collectively responsible for achieving theoverarching goals of the organization’s strategy plan that informs the goals of VP of Support services and Business Development and Director of Hospitality.

The Regional Program Manager provides advice and direction on the effective management of the hospitalityservices needs of the organization in collaboration with the Site Manager and Site  Hospitality staff.  This position
is directly responsible for meeting the hospitality services needs of the organization through  on-going and project
based work.

Key accountabilities:

  • annual site budgets for food, housekeeping and laundry, taking into account operational and staffing requirements.
  • Ensure all daily, weekly and monthly audits and documents are completed
  • Implement, monitor and maintain all required legal documents in compliance with provincial health authority
  • Develop, implement and maintain all hospitality training, roll outs and projects
  • Monitor expenditures and the operations and upkeep of equipment
  • Liaise with contract services
  • Investigate and follow up on events and concerns
  • Assist with recruiting, training and supervising food service, housekeeping and laundry staff.
QUALIFICATIONS
Post secondary education in Hospitality Management, Red Seal Chef or Registered Dietitian
Current membership with Canadian Society of Nutrition Management
Food Safe 1 (post 2013) and Food Safe 2 (post 2014)
Current WHMIS Certification
Class 5 Driving license and clean drivers abstract
REQUIREMENT
All new employees are required to submit:
– a current and clear Criminal Record Check Form and Clearance Letter prior to the hire date;
– a Hepatitis B vaccine is required 
Please visit http://hrnet.gss.org to view all current employment opportunities.

Competition Number: CO.18.028
We thank all applicants, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

 

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Post Date:

Closing Date:
Until suitable candidate found.

Employment Type:

TeleCare Manager

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Good Samaritan TeleCare® provides monitoring, support and response services to individuals of all ages and situations, from lone-workers to seniors at home throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Winnipeg.

Good Samaritan TeleCare® is looking for a self-starter to tap into the potential of the business and help it grow. We are looking for an individual to help foster growth and ensure that our clients are receiving the best service possible.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Materiel Management Services and based at Good Samaritan Head Office, the Manager, TeleCare is in charge of defining and managing program priorities in order to achieve program and organizational goals, directing and making decisions regarding program growth, approving purchases according to the GSS signing matrix, and initiating new contracts for services and/or products.

Accountabilities

  • Develops and implements the strategic direction of the TeleCare program which includes the marketing plan, overall budget preparation and management of the operations;
  • Sources, negotiates and maintains contracts for all TeleCare technical equipment suppliers and service providers as well as manages the preventative maintenance, depreciation and termination of major and minor equipment;
  • Cultivates extensive external relationships for the purposes of growing the TeleCare program and increasing GSS/GSC’s profile in the health care community
  • Builds TeleCare program awareness among internal GSS/GSC staff
  • Investigating and resolving client care concerns;
  • Maintains and develops the technical knowledge required to support and expand the opportunities of the TeleCare program;
  • Responsible for effective and efficient allocation of staff resources for the TeleCare program, as per the governing collective agreement, including recruitment, performance reviews, coaching, training and development as well as disciplinary processes to ensure consistent quality client care;
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of TeleCare policies, procedures, internal controls and best practices while reducing and managing risks and acting as a “Change Agent” to foster and promote these improvements throughout TeleCare;
  • Recruitment and training of TeleCare volunteers;

Qualifications:

A post-secondary degree in Business Administration/Management and/or Marketing and a minimum of five years of progressive management experience. Consideration will be given to equivalencies in education and relevant work experience. You will bring outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, and have an ability to effectively deal with conflict in a diplomatic and professional manner. A high level of proficiency in Microsoft applications, specifically, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is required.

Please forward your resume and covering letter in confidence to Rhessels@gss.org and quote competition number CO.18.027.

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Post Date:

Closing Date:
Until suitable candidate found.

Employment Type:
Full Time

Regional Education Coordinator

Good Samaritan Mountainview Village, Kelowna, BC
Mountainview Village, Kelowna, BC

 

CLOSING DATE Until successful candidate selected
HOURS OF WORK 0800-1600
Days and hours may be flexible
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Permanent Part Time, 0.5 FTE
LOCATION Mountainview Village
1540 KLO Road  Kelowna, BC
WAGES Commensurate with education and experience
DUTIES
Reporting to the Manager, Education Services, you will assess, prioritize and manage the provision of educational services to your region; you will lead the implementation and delivery of consistent resident practice standards and guidelines throughout the services delivery process to ensure that these meet with accreditation and provincial standards. You will manage the Educators in the region and work with the team and Site Managers to plan, develop, implement, deliver and evaluate education programs to meet the needs of the sites. You will provide coaching, feedback and direction to staff in the delivery of care standards; you will participate in the review and recommend changes to current and developing policies and procedures and educational materials.
QUALIFICATIONS
You have a baccalaureate degree in nursing (or equivalent) and active registration with CRNBC. A gerontology certificate and coursework in adult education principles are considered assets. Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education preferred. You have recent professional experience in the care of the elderly and experience developing and delivering staff training programs. You are able to use your excellent interpersonal and communication skills to motivate staff, provide coaching and engage in effective change management
REQUIREMENT
All new employees are required to submit:
– a current and clear Criminal Record Check Form and Clearance Letter prior to the hire date;
Please visit http://hrnet.gss.org to apply for this position and to view all current employment opportunities. Competition Number:  CO.18.034
We thank all applicants, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

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Post Date:
September 20, 2018

Closing Date:
Oct-19-2018 12:00 am

Employment Type:
PPT

Regional Hospitality Manager

Good Samaritan Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre, Edmonton, AB
CLOSING DATE Open until suitable candidate is found
HOURS OF WORK 0800-1600
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Permanent Full Time, 1 FTE 
LOCATION

9649-71 Ave
Edmonton, AB T6E 5J2

WAGES Commensurate with education and experience

 

DUTIES

The Good Samaritan Society/Good Samaritan Canada (GSS) is committed to achieving and maintaining excellence in health, safety, wellness and the environment in all of its operations. Maintaining a safe working culture is everyone’s responsibility. We must continually identify, assess, report and control possible risks to the health and safety of ourselves, our co-workers, volunteers, contractors, our residents and the public within the communities, which we operate.

Reporting to the Director of Hospitality, Support Services, the Regional Hospitality Manager is an integral member of the Support Service team. The Support Service team is collectively responsible for achieving the overarching goals of the organization’s strategic plan that informs the goals of VP of Support Services and Business Development and the Director of Hospitality.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post secondary education in Hospitality Management, Red Seal Chef or Registered Dietitian
  • Current membership with Canadian Society of Nutrition Management is required
  • BC EMPLOYEE: Food Safe 1 (post July 29, 2013) and Food Safe Level 2 or equivalent
  • ALBERTA EMPLOYEE: Food Safety Certificate or equivalent
  • Current WHMIS Certification
  • Class 5 Driving license and clean drivers abstract

Work Experience

  • Five years in hospitality management with experience in supervising staff and managing operational budgets in the complex health care industry, primarily in long-term care Experience with relevant food and product vendors
  • Intermediate level user of MS Office
  • Experience in Health Care Housekeeping/ Laundry Services including Infection Control

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Alberta and British Columbia Long Term Care and Supportive Living Accommodation Standards
  • Sound food, environmental and laundry product knowledge
  • Effective work practice as accountable, dependable and flexible, perseveres, sets goals and meets deadlines, and is results oriented
  • Knowledge of recruiting, training and managing food service, housekeeping and laundry staff
  • Knowledge of OH&S legislation and processes for food service, housekeeping and laundry 2
  • Knowledge of union contracts and collective agreements
  • Knowledge of scheduling systems for staffing
  • Excellent customer (internal and external) service and relationship building skills with demonstrated flexibility to accommodate client needs
  • Must be results oriented, accountable, dependable and have superior organizational skills in setting goals and meeting deadlines
  • Accessible to work after hours for travel and to attend functions, meetings and emergencies, as required
  • Knowledge of computer applications (email, internet, and webinars) and experience in using multiple communication tools to optimize communication to all sites (i.e. electronic, teleconference, fax etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to deal effectively with conflict in a diplomatic and professional manner
  • Strong verbal, written, interpersonal communications and problem solving skills

Key Accountabilities 

  • Responsible for assigned projects as directed
  • Responsible for annual site budgets for food, housekeeping and laundry, taking into account operational and staffing requirements
  • Travel to the sites within the assigned region –up to 50% of work time either during the day or overnight
  • Responsible for ensuring daily, weekly and monthly audits and documentation are completed and maintained in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with provincial, health authority and organizational guidelines
  • Implements, monitors and maintains all required legal documents in compliance with the provincial, health authority and organizational guidelines
  • Implements seasonal menus, snack menus, holiday choices and all supporting documents at each site; stores documents for legal compliance and as per records retention
  • Develops, implements and maintains all hospitality training, roll outs and projects
  • Other duties as required
REQUIREMENT
All new employees are required to submit:
– a current and clear Criminal Record Check and if applicable, a Vulnerable Sector Check that has been obtained no more than 90 calendar days prior to the hire date;
– a tuberculosis screening that has been completed no more than 12 months prior to the hire date.
Please visit http://hrnet.gss.org to view all current employment opportunities.
We thank all applicants, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

 

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Post Date:
September 20, 2018

Closing Date:
Until suitable candidate found.

Employment Type:
Permanent Full Time

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