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School District No. 35 (Langley) – job opportunity

MANAGER, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

School District No. 35 (Langley) is seeking an Occupational Health & Safety Manager.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Manager of Occupational Health & Safety is primarily responsible for ensuring that District worksites are in compliance with all applicable statutory requirements as well as promoting and maintaining a healthy and safe work environment for all employees of the District.

You have graduated from a recognized post-secondary Occupational Health and Safety program or a related program and have a minimum of 5-6 years of relevant experience in Occupational Health & Safety with a multi-site unionized employer. You have excellent knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety legislation, regulations and guidelines. You have the ability to plan, develop, and implement a comprehensive Occupational Health & Safety program while ensuring compliance with applicable statutory requirements. You possess excellent interpersonal and management skills including tact and diplomacy, problem solving, sound judgment, and the ability to build effective working relationships. You possess strong analytical skills, excellent computer skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Experience in the K-12 public education sector, particularly with respect to violent incident reporting would be an asset.

We offer a competitive salary including a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified individuals should submit a complete resume including references by April 13, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to:

Sherry Squires

Senior Manager, Human Resources

4875 222nd Street, Langley, BC V3A 3Z7

Email: recruitment@sd35.bc.ca

The District appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful applicants will be subject to a criminal record check.

For more jobs with SD35, please visit www.makeafuture.ca/langely

The Future of Public Health in BC – join the dialogue!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3rd , 2017

FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN BC

BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Public Health Association of BC is non-partisan, voluntary, non-profit, member driven organization that provides leadership to promote health, well-being and social equity. From a public health perspective, social, economic, and environmental conditions should promote optimal health, and all citizens have a right to opportunities for success and prosperity.

PHABC has partnered with PlaceSpeak a digital platform whose mission is to facilitate legitimate and defensible online citizen engagement processes by connecting the digital identity of participants to their physical location.

The coming Provincial election is an opportunity for general public and public health professionals in BC to advocate for policies that will improve the health of the population. Click here to link to PlaceSpeak.

PHABC is interested in speaking with all British Columbians about their interest in the future of healthy public policy, public health services and ensuring that we have conditions that support health for all.

For more information about PHABC’s activities or to find out more about #InvestInPublicHealth contact:

Shannon Turner

PHABC Executive Director

execdir@phabc.org

(250)595-8422

@pha_bc

Finance Controller at BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres – Job opportunity

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is a leading Provincial organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of Indigenous people through the support of its 25 member agencies. The BCAAFC acts as a unifying body for its member Friendship Centres supporting strategic initiatives, policy development and program administration for its Centres. The Association networks closely with all BC Friendship Centres as well as other Provincial and Territorial Associations and the National Association of Friendship Centres.

BC Friendship Centres have provided essential services for Aboriginal people living off reserve and in urban communities for over 50 years. Friendship Centres are holistic in their approach to providing services and supports to Aboriginal people and use a blend of programs and services related to health, child and family services, education, employment, youth and elders, and culture and ceremony.

The organizational culture of the BCAAFC Provincial office is rooted in a philosophy of respect, resilience, and community service. Your position as Finance Controller will support an entrepreneurial and social innovative approach to enhancing the capacity of the central agency and its member Centres. You are a seasoned and mature leader with at least 5 – 7 years of broad finance experience in making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. Your key competencies will include:

− A minimum of 3 to 5 years as a CPA or proven equivalent experience

− Demonstrated excellence in fund accounting, budgeting, forecasting, audit preparation and reporting

− Proven experience in developing financial policies and procedures from an Internal Control perspective

− Professional skills in financial analysis, planning and applying strategic vision to an operational model

− Professional leadership, communication, presentation, and organizational skills

− Hands-on accounting proficiencies in A/R, A/P and routine principles, practices and applications

− Ability to prepare for approval all financial reporting materials and metrics for funding organizations and the BCAAFC board of directors; prepare and communicate, quarterly and annual financial statements

− Ability to build key performance indicators, monitor and evaluate performance levels

− Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

− Advanced knowledge in MS Office, standard accounting platforms, cloud based tools and social media

− Creative and innovative problem solver grounded in professional ethics and integrity

− Demonstrated commitment to the social sector with a passion for the organization’s mission

This position is available immediately and negotiable. The BCAAFC encourages applications from Indigenous candidates. If you are interested in this unique and meaningful opportunity, please apply with a Cover letter and CV and email to Ms. Leslie Varley, Executive Director at lvarley@bcaafc.com. For more detailed position description please call Carl Mashon, General Manager at 250 893-2900.

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry

Thank you for your interest in the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and please visit our website for more information about our organization. www.bcaafc.com.

PHABC Celebrates Past President Paola Ardiles Award

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SFU health sciences lecturer Paola Ardiles is honoured by the Surrey Board of Trade for social trailblazing with a Women in Business award. March 9, 2017

Health sciences lecturer honoured as social trailblazer

SFU health sciences lecturer Paola Ardiles has been honoured with a 2017 Surrey Board of Trade Women in Business award for her role as a community “social trailblazer.”

The annual awards recognize the work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to the community. Ardiles is cited for contributing to myriad public health areas including mental health promotion, health literacy, cultural competency, immigrant and refugee health and women’s mental health.

Ardiles provides mentorship and supervision for students interested in the public health field. She recently co-designed the new Health Change Lab at SFU Surrey, in partnership with SFU’s Radius Social Innovation Lab, Beedie School of Business.

The Health Change Lab launched as an experiential program to help students co-design innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to complex social/health problems in partnership with City of Surrey, Fraser Health Authority and various community partners.

Such partnerships ensured that students were working with mentors and coalitions to support priority areas identified by the Surrey community, such as food security, active transportation for seniors, mental health and substance use issues.

This past week her fourth-year students participated in the Surrey arm of Metro Vancouver’s Homeless count and saw first-hand the impact of homelessness and poverty.

“I’m incredibly honoured to receive this award, and will continue to work with our students and community partners towards solutions to our most urgent public health issues,” says Ardiles, who shared the award with her two co-nominees, Jen Temple of the Trademark Group and Alice Sundberg of Surrey’s Poverty Reduction Coalition.

Paola Ardiles paying tribute to her co-nominees, Alice Sundberg of Surrey’s Poverty Reduction Coalition and Jen Temple of the Trademark Group.

Paola Ardiles paying tribute to her co-nominees, Alice Sundberg of Surrey’s Poverty Reduction Coalition and Jen Temple of the Trademark Group.

Paola Ardiles and Surrey Board of Trade speaker and SFU alumna Margaret Trudeau

Paola Ardiles and Surrey Board of Trade speaker and SFU alumna Margaret Trudeau

Ardiles has placed a particular focus on youth engagement and leadership development over the last few years. In 2015, she launched a social media campaign for youth and with youth to answer the questions of why and how to best engage youth in global health policy development.

Ardiles joined SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences in 2013 to design and teach a new curriculum on health promotion in the Canadian context for the Master of Public Health program. The same year, she founded Bridge for Health (B4H), a local and global network focusing on social innovation to promote health and wellbeing.

Since forming the network, Ardiles has worked to engage students, academics, professionals and organizations to share their talents, ideas and solutions in the B4H creative space. She also created an advisory group of global research and policy experts, whose initial report instigated the creation of a youth symposium at the World Health Organization’s international conference in Shanghai last fall.

For the past eight years, she has been a board member of the Public Health Association of BC and is past president of the non-for-profit organization, which advocates for healthy public policies. Her collaborative efforts led to the first public dialogue between the business sector and B.C.’s public health community, the first of its kind in Canada.

The idea of using sustainable business practices as a force for good health led her to enrol in SFU’s part-time MBA program in Surrey to study the concept. That led to the recent launch of the Bridge for Health Cooperative, to support businesses to design healthy social and physical environments in the workplace.

In 2016, Bridge for Health piloted its Well-being at Work Innovation Labs in Surrey with some local businesses as part of a Surrey Board of Trade event. The co-op will be implementing the labs in Brazil in May 2017.

The awards luncheon feature speaker, Margaret Trudeau, an SFU outstanding alumni award recipient, praised the work of all the award nominees.

SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini, Paola Ardiles, V-P External Relations Joanne Curry and Surrey campus Executive Director Steve Dooley.

SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini, Paola Ardiles, V-P External Relations Joanne Curry and Surrey campus Executive Director Steve Dooley.

Community Health Nurse (CHN) Clinical Leader – job opportunity

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is seeking a permanent, full-time Community Health Nurse (CHN) Clinical Leader to provide professional nursing guidance and support to CHNs working in several coastal and central locations on the west coast Vancouver Island. Based out of Port Alberni, this position will support and guide nurses to deliver professional, ethical, culturally-safe and responsible care based on the Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing framework.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides clinical expertise, oversight, mentoring, support and reflection to the Provides orientation and ongoing guidance with the NTC Nursing Framework, NTC Nursing Policies, and in meeting CRNBC Professional Standards
  • Expertise in Community Health Nursing and the ability to act as a role model, support team members to embrace the Nuu-chah-nulth way of nursing, and motivate team members to align their nurse practice with Nuu-chah-nulth values and beliefs
  • Exemplary leadership in cultural safety, relational inquiry, reflective practice, trauma-informed care and completing documentation in partnership with clients
  • Support a collaborative approach to service delivery that sees the team working with other Nuu-chah-nulth staff (e.g., Early Years Outreach Workers) to best meet the needs of clients

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate-level Degree in Nursing plus a minimum of 10 years clinical nursing experience with First Nations with expertise in relational practice, reflective practice, and trauma-informed care
  • Current license with CRNBC
  • Proven ability to lead, guide, and support nursing professionals
  • CHN experience particularly in Maternal/Child/Communicable Disease Programs
  • Must have a car and valid driver’s licence
  • Able to provide an acceptable criminal record check

Our  Nurses  receive  a  competitive  salary,  benefit  package,  subsidized  travel,  and  self-directed professional development plus regular in-service.

To be considered for a nursing position, you must have a current license with CRNBC. If you have any questions, call Jeannette Watts, Nursing Manager at: 250.724.5757.

If you are interested in this Clinical Leader opportunity, please apply by April 19, 2017, 4:30 pm by sending your cover letter, resume, and three references (available to contact) to:

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

P.O. Box 1383

Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2 Attn.: Human Resource Manager

Fax: (250) 723-0463

Email: apply@nuuchahnulth.org

(We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview)