Work for PHS

PHS embraces a diverse, flexible and inclusive working environment that is reflective of the communities served.

Trust, mutual respect and dignity are fundamental PHS values.

We have fair employment practices and recognize the unique talent and input each individual brings.

This is a pragmatic and compassionate organization with a committed and supportive team environment focused on a unified goal.

Make a difference in your community – apply today at jobs@phs.ca

Mental Health Worker (Casual)

Vancouver and Victoria

PHS Community Services Society is looking for casual Mental Health Workers to fill a variety of frontline positions supporting marginalized people in both Vancouver and Victoria.

Mental Health Workers are the backbone of PHS. They are embedded within PHS housing projects and programs to support residents and participants with immediate, practical day-to-day needs. In this position, you are the first to respond to and assess emergency situations, particularly overdose response.

PHS is expanding the casual pool due to ongoing growth and opening new residential units and support programs. We’re looking for people who work hard, think on their feet, and operate seamlessly as part of a team.

Want to know if it’s for you? There’s a behind-the-scenes view of the job duties in this blog post, and videos featuring Victoria and Vancouver staff talking about the position.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive multi-disciplinary teams.

PHS hires from within. Mental Health Worker and Home Support Worker roles provide foundational skills for individuals looking to progress within the organization.

Flexible scheduling. Casuals work 11 – 33 hours per week. Scheduling is completed monthly, with the opportunity to take additional hours at shorter notice, if it suits you. (You will not be on call.)

It’s a CUPE 1004 union position, overnight and weekend premiums apply, and there’s access to our family assistance program.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide harm reduction, support, and housing services for PHS residents and service users.
  • Safety and security measures.
  • General cleaning duties for the project or program.
  • Crisis intervention/de-escalation.
  • Responding to emergency situations, particularly overdose response.

Education and experience

We are looking for people from all walks of life. Different types of experiences are valued at PHS, including volunteer and lived experience. The ideal candidate for this role has the following qualifications and skills:

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification is required.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience working with marginalized populations an asset.
  • Need a non-judgmental, compassionate, harm reduction approach.
  • Class 5 Driver’s Licence preferred.

An equal combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

Terms of employment

Salary: $26.42 p/h plus 9.6 percent in lieu of benefits; nights an additional $2.50 p/h. Weekend premiums.

This is a unionized position under CUPE 1004.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Home Support Worker (Regular and casual)

Vancouver

PHS Community Services Society is looking for casual Home Support Workers to fill a variety of frontline positions supporting marginalized people in both Vancouver and Victoria.

Home Support Workers work as part of a collaborative team and provide daily supports including cleaning of resident rooms, laundry, de-hoarding, harm reduction, safety and security measures and crisis intervention. In this position, you are the first to respond to and assess emergency situations, particularly overdose response.

PHS is expanding the casual pool due to ongoing growth and opening new residential units and support programs. We’re looking for people who work hard, think on their feet, and operate seamlessly as part of a team.

For more of an idea about PHS frontline roles, see the videos featuring Victoria and Vancouver staff talking about the related Mental Health Worker position.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive multi-disciplinary teams.

PHS hires from within. Client-facing roles provide foundational skills for individuals looking to progress within the organization.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Clean resident rooms and maintains daily shift reports and checklists.
  • Foster a sense of community by supporting residents’ self-esteem (through role modelling and other techniques).
  • Assisting with various tasks associated with transitions of residency: orientation of new tenants, moving, connection with services, assessing needs, and collection of personal information on occasion.
  • Listen and respond to residents’ concerns, questions and requests in a respectful manner. Responsible for de-escalating hostile interactions between tenants. Brings matters to management as needed.
  • Respond to overdoses.
  • Monitor and assist with residents’ pets in the building.

Education and experience

We are looking for people from all walks of life. Different types of experiences are valued at PHS, including volunteer and lived experience. The ideal candidate for this role has the following qualifications and skills:

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification is required.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience working with marginalized populations an asset.
  • Need a non-judgmental, compassionate, harm reduction approach.
  • Class 5 Driver’s Licence preferred.

An equal combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

Terms of employment

We have three positions available:
* Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5  pm. $26.42 p/h. Union. Benefits.
* Thursday – Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm. $26.42 p/h. Union. Benefits. Extra shifts are available from the casual pool to make this full-time, if required.
* Casual. $26.42 p/h plus 9.6 percent in lieu of benefits.

This is a unionized position under CUPE 1004.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Licensed Practical Nurse (Casual)

Vancouver

PHS Health Care is looking for a skilled Licenced Practical Nurse to join one of our frontline medical clinics.

The successful candidate will perform the full scope of nursing functions in a primary care setting, where the focus is on harm reduction, addictions and mental health.

The supportive PHS Health Care medical team includes more than 13 GPs and addiction specialists, 20 nurses, two social workers and dedicated medical office assistants. We are part of PHS Community Services Society, which provides low barrier housing and community supports to marginalized people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We have a unique model where clinical care is provided through embedded clinics in PHS housing and through our outpatient clinics at Columbia Street Community Clinic, the Molson Overdose Prevention Site and our new safe supply program, SAFER. In addition, PHS Health Care runs monthly Hep C and women’s health clinics, as well as access to various other in-house specialist clinics, including internal medicine and neurology.

Full-scope nursing

What does an average day look like for a PHS Health Care nurse? You will be providing primary healthcare services to patients with a wide variety and complexity of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases. This includes providing physical, addiction and mental health assessments, referring residents to the physician for further examination, administering prescribed treatments and medications. You will be monitoring progress, symptoms and behavioral changes, and performing a variety of healthcare interventions – particularly wound management.

There’s a lot of longitudinal relationship-building with patients, leading to opportunities to devise creative care planning.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. Our healthcare team, under the guidance of Medical Director Dr. Christy Sutherland, are respected innovators in opioid use disorder treatment. We continue to innovate with flexible safe supply models.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues who respect your input.

PHS Health Care is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Works in collaboration with physicians, nurses, social workers and other members of the interdisciplinary team to deliver low barrier full primary care and mental health and addictions treatment services.
  • Performs full scope of practical nursing functions according to the BCCNM standards for LPNs with a focus on stable and/or predictable states of health.
  • Performs activities such as assessments, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of client care and provides nursing care according to the established care plans.
  • Provides education, instruction, and support either one-to-one or in small groups using health promotion, harm reduction and community-building approaches.
  • Works with the registered nurse and physician/physician-on-call when caring for clients with unpredictable outcomes or where there is a complexity of care that requires an advanced level of knowledge and skill beyond the scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Maintains and updates own clinical competence per the BCCNM standards of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses.

Education & experience

  • Graduate of a recognized program for Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia Collage of Nurses & Midwives.
  • Two (2) years’ recent experience working as a full scope Licensed Practical Nurse in mental health or substance use settings.
  • Current CPR-HCP Certification.
  • Completion of BCCDC Online Immunization Competency Course for Licensed Practical Nurses or willingness to achieve the same shortly after starting position.
  • Additional training to perform at full scope in this role as described (e.g. taking phlebotomy), or willingness to achieve the same shortly after starting in position.

Knowledge and abilities

  • Knowledge and practice within the BCCNM standards of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Knowledge of mental health and substance use conditions, trauma- and violence-informed care, harm reduction and Indigenous cultural safety.
  • Ability to clinically support clients with mental health and substance use issues and addiction.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to multi task in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution and reconciliation approaches and techniques.
  • Knowledge and experience with electronic medical records and basic computer programs (Word, Microsoft Outlook).

Terms of employment

Job type: Casual. Day shifts. (No evenings or nights.)

Salary: As per HEABC and the Nurses’ Bargaining Association Provincial Collective Agreement wage grid (LPN 1).

This is a unionized position under CUPE 1004.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Medical Office Assistant (casual)

Vancouver

PHS Community Services Society is hiring a casual Medical Office Assistant (MOA).

Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, the MOA works as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team serving a vulnerable population in a confidential, compassionate and holistic way. Within the context of a client- and family-centered care model, the MOA provides a variety of administrative and clerical support tasks.

The supportive PHS Health Care medical team includes more than 13 GPs and addiction specialists, 20 nurses, two social workers and dedicated medical office assistants. We are part of PHS Community Services Society, which provides low barrier housing and community supports to marginalized people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We have a unique model where clinical care is provided through embedded clinics in PHS housing and Columbia Street Community Clinic. In addition, PHS Health Care runs monthly Hep C and women’s health clinics, as well as access to various other in-house specialist clinics, including internal medicine and neurology.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. Our healthcare team, under the guidance of Medical Director Dr. Christy Sutherland, are respected innovators in opioid use disorder treatment. We continue to innovate with flexible safe supply models.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues who respect your input.

PHS Health Care is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Receives and directs clients to appropriate area; responds to general telephone enquires and/or directs callers to appropriate health care providers; arranges for client transportation as needed.
  • Provides a key role in ensuring a welcoming and positive experience through client engagement and a client-focused approach.
  • Provides routine information to clients including appointment and referrals details.
  • Works in a fee for service model; extensive knowledge of the MSC Payment Schedule, medical billing process, third party insurance billing and claim reconciliation.
  • Provides administrative support to clinic physicians and nurses including requisitions, appointments, pharmacy follow-up, plans and billing; information, documents, procedures etc.
  • Updates and coordinates schedules for physicians and medical residents on the clinic calendar and in OSCAR EMR.
  • Liaises with other healthcare providers to ensure all prescriptions, referrals, results, and appointments are managed appropriately.
  • Experience providing professional and confidential support in a medical environment is essential.

Education and experience

  • Grade 12 graduate.
  • Has graduated from a recognized program holding a MOA diploma/certificate.
  • Two years’ recent, related experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.); ability to keyboard 50 words per minute.
  • Electronic Medical Record experience is a requirement. OSCAR experience a strong asset.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience working with marginalized populations; strong knowledge of and commitment to a harm reduction philosophy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; working knowledge of conflict resolution, de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques.
  • Strong listening skills; ability to be non-judgmental, patient, and flexible.

Terms of employment

Job type: Casual. Day shifts. (No evenings or nights.)

This is a unionized position under CUPE 1004.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Vancouver

PHS Health Care is looking for Licensed Practical Nurses to provide frontline medical services to marginalized people in Vancouver. The successful candidates will perform the full scope of nursing functions in a primary care setting where the focus is on harm reduction, addictions and mental health.

The supportive PHS Health Care medical team includes more than 13 GPs and addiction specialists, 20 nurses, two social workers and dedicated medical office assistants. We have a unique model where clinical care is provided through embedded clinics in PHS Community Services Society housing and Columbia Street Community Clinic. In addition, PHS Health Care runs monthly Hep C and women’s health clinics, as well as access to various other in-house specialist clinics, including internal medicine and neurology.

PHS Health Care’s low-barrier medical clinics provide access to primary care, mental health and addiction treatment services. The clinic LPN provides healthcare services to patients with a wide variety and complexity of acute and chronic illness. This includes providing physical, addiction and mental health assessments, referring patients to the physician for further examination and administering prescribed treatments and medications. The LPN monitors progress, symptoms and behavioral changes, develops care plans and performs a variety of healthcare interventions, particularly wound management, phlebotomy, immunizations and referrals to in-house specialist clinics.

The LPN works in a collaborative, interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, medical office assistants and social workers.

Three vacancies

We are currently hiring three separate LPN positions. These are:

Alexander Street Community Embedded Clinic

1. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 8 am – 4 pm

2. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm

Columbia St. Community Clinic

3. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. Our healthcare team, under the guidance of Medical Director Dr. Christy Sutherland, are respected innovators in opioid use disorder treatment. We continue to innovate with flexible safe supply models.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues who respect your input.

PHS Health Care is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Education & experience

  • Graduate of a recognized program for Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives.
  • Two years’ recent experience working as a full-scope Licensed Practical Nurse in mental health or substance use settings.
  • Current CPR-HCP Certification.
  • Completion of BCCDC Online Immunization Competency Course for Licensed Practical Nurses or willingness to achieve the same shortly after starting position.
  • Additional training to perform at full scope in this role as described (e.g., taking phlebotomy), or willingness to achieve the same shortly after starting in position.

Knowledge and abilities

  • Knowledge and practice within the BCCNM standards of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Knowledge of mental health and substance use conditions, trauma- and violence-informed care, harm reduction and Indigenous cultural safety.
  • Ability to clinically support clients with mental health and substance use issues and addiction.
  • Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution and reconciliation approaches and techniques.
  • Knowledge and experience with electronic medical records and basic computer programs.

Terms of employment

Salary: As per HEABC and the Nurses’ Bargaining Association Provincial Collective Agreement wage grid (LPN 1).

Benefits: Extended healthcare, dental, vision care, wellness program

Schedule: eight-hour shifts. No nights!

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Dental Hygienist (part-time)

Vancouver

PHS Community Services Society is hiring a Dental Hygienist.

The Portland Community Dental Clinic (PCDC), a non-profit dental clinic, provides comprehensive oral health care to individuals residing or working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, regardless of ability to pay. Emphasis is on providing services to those who experience barriers to health and dental care due to living in poverty, being medically compromised, experiencing mental health challenges, being chemically dependent, having history with the criminal justice system, or facing stigmas and bias due to culture, race, ethnicity, gender or working in the sex trade.

The Dental Hygienist works as a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides high-quality, comprehensive dental care to our patients, working within IPAC and COVID-19 regulations. As a member of the PCDC team, the Dental Hygienist promotes a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment, ensuring excellent customer service and care to patients in need of both emergency and preventative dental services. This position may also supervise the work of students from accredited dental hygienist programs. The Dental Hygienist works in consultation with the attending dentist, and reports to the Senior Manager of Programs.

Why work here?

PCDC is unique in its commitment to engaging and providing dental care to a population of Canadians who are often unable to access dental care due to barriers of income and/or insurance coverage. PCDC has been a part of Vancouver’s DTES for over 20 years and aims to contribute to reducing the impact of marginalization and poverty through access to oral health.

We are able to offer an excellent benefits package even though the role is part-time.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues and patients who greatly respect your input.

The Portland Community Dental Clinic is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates services for patient care.
  • Performs all aspects of clinical preventative hygiene services including scaling, root planning, polishing, topical fluoride, and placing sealants.
  • Provides a thorough assessment of the patient’s teeth, bone and periodontal tissues and documents any abnormalities or suspected conditions.
  • Enters treatment notations into dental charts; evaluates the treatment and alters the plan as needed.
  • Maintains communication with the dentist regarding pertinent perio-clinical findings.
  • Arranges consultation with dentist when necessary (i.e., referrals to periodontist).
  • Explains the recommended treatment to each patient, including cost, time involved, expected outcomes, benefits and possible side effects.
  • Adjusts the treatment plan as required.
  • Evaluates the success or failure of the treatment plan and adjusts as required.
  • Educates patients on good oral hygiene techniques including preventative care strategies.
  • Takes and processes X-rays, and completes dental impressions.
  • Cleans and sterilizes dental instruments and patient care areas.
  • Additional duties may include scheduling appointments, entering treatment codes, and performing related administrative work.

 Education and experience

  • Dental Hygienist License.
  • Registration with the BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP).
  • Minimum one year’s experience.
  • Knowledge of the Downtown Eastside is an asset (history, organizations, services, issues and politics).
  • Must be creative, quick thinking, with good problem-solving abilities.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Must understand and have experience working within insurance coverage guidelines.
  • Must have a proven ability to deal with crisis intervention and conflict resolution.
  • Working knowledge of dental computer programs.

Terms of employment

Job Type: Permanent, Part-time.

Benefits: Extended healthcare, dental, vision care and a municipal pension.

Schedule:  Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9 am to 5 pm (days can be discussed, though the Clinic is closed on Fridays).

This is a unionized position under Health Science Professionals (HSP).

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve.  We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff.  We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

How to apply

Send your resume to jobs@phs.ca today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Senior Human Resources Advisor

Vancouver

Reporting directly to the Human Resources Manager, this role acts as the primary point of contact for Vancouver-based employees and managers for all HR-related issues.

The Senior HR Advisor is responsible for the recruitment of all Vancouver-based employees, for coordinating and delivery of onboarding training to new hires, for coaching and progressively disciplining and terminating staff in Vancouver.

The Senior Advisor assists and coaches excluded managers in the disciplinary process for permanent staff and assists managers with leaves and return-to-work coordination. Experience applying HEABC collective agreements is considered a strong asset. This position has access to an extensive range of confidential and sensitive employee information from both the HR and Finance departments. This position is bound by confidentiality.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive multi-disciplinary teams.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues who respect your input.

PHS is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, training, and retention of employees at the Vancouver-based PHS locations, in conjunction with the HR department team and program/project managers.
  • Provides direct oversight and works alongside the HR team during the job posting and scheduling process; anticipates upcoming staff shortages and coverage issues and assists project managers in the recruitment of new staff.
  • Support the development and delivery of employee training programs; ensure processes for mandatory training completion and tracking are effective and consistent.
  • In consultation with the HR manager, develops/updates/rewrites job requirements and job descriptions for all union and non-union positions, and maintains organized filing systems.
  • Employee / Labour relations: the interpretation and administration of terms & conditions of employment and collective agreements, including implementation of changes negotiated through HEABC.
  • Investigates work issues for employees and manages the progressive discipline process, up to and including termination; advises and supports Managers in writing adverse reports and delivering disciplinary meetings.
  • Supports the grievance process by conducting preliminary research into grievance issues, and works closely with the HR Manager to resolve grievances pertaining to Vancouver in a timely manner.
  • Coach leaders and employees in effective performance management, including goal setting, review processes, effective feedback, and employee development.
  • In conjunction with the HR Disability Management Advisor, manage and coordinate all aspects of injury / illness claims processes, including short and long-term disability claims, WorkSafeBC claims, absence management, and Enhanced Disability Management Program.
  • Engage as a member of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee, and partner with other members of the team to ensure the organization is meeting all health and safety regulations and requirements.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field such as Business Administration with additional human resources education.
  • CPHR designation (or working towards) is an asset.
  • Minimum of five years of work experience as a Human Resources Generalist with experience in labour relations.
  • Must be able to demonstrate core competencies of the PHS mandate and approach to care and harm reduction.
  • Experience of HEABC collective agreements considered a strong asset.
  • Excellent conflict de-escalation skills that consider a variety of factors including mental health and addiction issues.
  • Knowledge of WorksafeBC/OHS programs & procedures and critical incident reporting required.
  • Active learner; keeps informed about legislation, regulations, industry trends, technology and protocols.
  • Excellent organizational & multi-tasking skills in a dynamic fast-paced HR environment.

Terms of employment

Job Type: Permanent, full-time.

Benefits: Extended healthcare, dental and vision care.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Health & Safety Advisor

Vancouver

PHS Community Services Society is hiring an HR Health & Safety Advisor in Vancouver.

Reporting to the HR manager, the Health and Safety Advisor works collaboratively to develop, lead and promote occupational health and safety across PHS projects and programs. This position acts as a resource providing consultation, guidance and support on health and safety issues to the human resources team, the PHS management team and staff. The Health and Safety Advisor completes incident investigations, trains employees on safety practices, conducts inspections and audits, addresses safety concerns, and promotes a safety culture to eliminate workplace injuries and illness.

As a member of the Human Resources Team at PHS, the Health & Safety Advisor will be working with confidential information.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive multi-disciplinary teams.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues who respect your input.

PHS is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Engages staff, managers and senior leaders in the analysis of staff safety data.
  • Participates in the planning, development and implementation of PHS-wide safety policies, programs and procedures to ensure safe operations and compliance with required standards and practices.
  • Supports safety audits and the identification of safety training needs; develops and delivers training manuals, programs, safe operating procedures, and competency-based testing systems; collects and retains applicable data.
  • Represents PHS’s interests in dealing with regulatory agencies such as WorkSafeBC and liaises with area-specific WSBC officers.
  • Conducts on-site visits to projects and programs to connect with staff and managers on safety concerns.
  • Assists managers in completing violence risk assessments and employee safety surveys.
  • Reviews WorkSafe claims and safety reports with managers. Assists managers to develop action plans to address safety issues and prevent future incidents.
  • Manages the collection, follow-up, tracking and record keeping of incident investigations, corrective action plans, as well as compliance orders and reports completed by supervisors and management.
  • Participates and advises the OH&S committee and assists them to fulfill their role as determined under the Workers Compensation Act and regulations. Updates OH&S documentation and creates safe work procedures and exposure control plans.

Education and experience

  • Diploma in the field of occupational health and safety.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in the health and safety field, and knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation.
  • Experience identifying needs, planning and providing guidance and advice on safety initiatives.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrated facilitation and training skills.
  • Level 1 Occupational First Aid ticket or higher.
  • WHMIS training and certification.

Terms of employment

Job Type: Permanent, full-time.

Salary: $33.80 p/h.

Benefits: Extended healthcare, dental, vision care.

Schedule:  Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff.  We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to jobs@phs.ca today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Prep Cook (casual)

Vancouver

PHS Community Services Society is urgently hiring Prep Cooks for our Food Program!

We provide nutrition to people in an area of chronic food insecurity, every day of the year. Teams work at commercial kitchens embedded in housing units in Vancouver to produce breakfasts, lunches and dinners, fitting in extras like sandwiches and baked goods as required

It is essential that the Food Program staff provide close attention to proper food preparation practices and portioning, while also being attentive to specific dietary requirements or restrictions.

We’re looking for people who work hard, think on their feet, and operate seamlessly as part of a team.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive teams.

Entry-level position with flexible scheduling. The scheduling is completed monthly, with the opportunity to take additional hours at shorter notice, if it suits you. (You will not be on call.)

It’s a CUPE 1004 union position, and there’s access to our family assistance program.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Develops creative ways of serving food in a non-institutional manner.
  • Provides creative menu planning and methods for preparing and serving food, serving meals efficiently, hot, and on time.
  • Maintaining the kitchen ordering, receiving and the safe storage of meats, produce and staples.
  • Checking food orders for accuracy, following inventory control procedures for tracking and storing.
  • Keeps all cooking spaces and kitchen equipment clean, maintained and well organized.
  • Demonstrates safe food handling protocols, procedures while preparing and serving food.
  • Attend staff development training programs.
  • Contribute to and help maintain a respectful work environment, working supportively with Peer staff

Education and experience

We are looking for people from all walks of life. Different types of experiences are valued at PHS, including volunteer and lived experience. The ideal candidate for this role has the following qualifications and skills:

  • You have 2-5 years’ experience in a commercial kitchen
  • Current CPR certification is required
  • Current Food Safe certification is required
  • Class 5 Driver’s License is a preferred asset
  • Work experience with marginalized populations considered an asset.

An equal combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

Terms of employment

Salary: $21.25 p/h plus 9.6 percent in lieu of benefits. Weekend premiums.

This is a unionized position under CUPE 1004.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Prep Cook (part-time)

Victoria

PHS Community Services Society is hiring a Prep Cook for our Victoria Food Program.

We provide nutrition to people in an area of chronic food insecurity. Teams work at a commercial kitchen embedded in Johnson Street Community (844 Johnson Street) to produce breakfasts, lunches and dinners for residents and shelter guests, fitting in extras like sandwiches and baked goods as required. It is essential that Food Program staff provide close attention to proper food preparation practices and portioning, while also being attentive to specific dietary requirements or restrictions.

We’re looking for people who work hard, think on their feet, and operate seamlessly as part of a team.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive teams.

This is an entry-level position in a supportive environment, working days Thursday to Sunday. No nights or evenings!

It’s a CUPE 1004 union position, and there’s access to our family assistance program.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Develops creative ways of serving food in a non-institutional manner.
  • Provides creative menu planning and methods for preparing and serving food, serving meals efficiently, hot, and on time.
  • Maintains the kitchen ordering, receiving and the safe storage of meats, produce and staples.
  • Checks food orders for accuracy, following inventory control procedures for tracking and storing.
  • Keeps all cooking spaces and kitchen equipment clean, maintained and well organized.
  • Demonstrates safe food handling protocols, procedures while preparing and serving food.
  • Contributes to and helps maintain a respectful work environment, working supportively with Peer staff.

Education and experience

We are looking for people from all walks of life. Different types of experiences are valued at PHS, including volunteer and lived experience. The ideal candidate for this role has the following qualifications and skills:

  • You have experience in a commercial kitchen.
  • Current CPR certification is required.
  • Current Food Safe certification is required.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License is a preferred asset.
  • Work experience with marginalized populations considered an asset.

An equal combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

Terms of employment

Hours: Part-time. Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Salary: $21.25 p/h.

This is a unionized position under CUPE 1004.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to jobs@phs.ca today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate. (It would really help if you let us know in the subject line that this is a Victoria vacancy you are applying for.)