#110 - 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3      Tel. 250.248.3205   Fax. 250.248.4154


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Employer of the month

Inclusion Parksville Society – February 2022

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Inclusion Parksville Society (IPS) has been serving the community since 1959 by supporting adults with diverse abilities through innovative programs. IPS is a well established and respected employer in the Oceanside community. We offer employees the opportunity to begin or further a life-long career in this unique social services field while working in a supportive and fun environment.  Employees will join the union (BCGEU) and IPS offers training, competitive wages, and benefits.

How many employees do you have? 20

What do you look for in a new employee?

IPS looks for employees with the ability to respect, encourage, and support individuals with diverse abilities, and to assist individuals to reach their goals through the person-centered planning approach. Our employees should have knowledge of the Community Inclusion field, be progressive thinkers, a team player, and enjoy new challenges.

Preference is given to applicants with Community Support Worker certification and to people that have a background in a related field.  IPS will also consider an applicant’s experience working with individuals with diverse abilities.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

If you are looking for a dynamic and rewarding career, look no further…apply!  IPS offers training, benefits, competitive hourly wages, and you will be joining a fantastic team.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

IPS has career opportunities at this time.  IPS is currently accepting applications for Community Support Workers (CSWs) to fill temporary and permanent full-time and part-time positions. We have a temporary full-time position for a Vocational Counselor in our IPS Employment Services program.  Finally, we are looking for CSW casual staff members.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Go to the Parksville Career Centre website to check out our job postings:  https://www.careercentre.org/find-a-job/

Pacific Shores Resort & Spa — January 2022

 

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

The blend of residential and resort ownership at Pacific Shores has led to a sense of community – we are not just co-workers and guests, we are also neighbours.  We are proud to have a flexible, creative and caring team.

How many employees do you have?

It varies from 20-35 seasonally.

What do you look for in a new employee?

A great attitude – positive respectful and caring – other skills can be developed with training, but these soft “people skills” are critical.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Stop by and drop off a resume – we are always interested to meet potential employees.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so, for what types of positions?

We will be looking for house-keeping staff, restaurant staff and spa employees.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your business?

Email your resume to: gm@PacificShoresBC.com or stop by: 1600 Stroulger Rd, Nanoose Bay.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Save-On-Foods — December 2021

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Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Save-On-Foods is recognized as one of the top companies in British Columbia to work for. We are an organization that looks after our team members, customers and community. We also sell groceries so if you’re a “foodie”’ and love interaction with customers, this is where you want to be.

How many employees do you have?

Approximately 160 team members at our Parksville location.

What do you look for in a new employee?

Someone outgoing who wants to look after our customers; we teach and train all the other skills for the job.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

If you’re looking for a fast-paced and fun environment this is for you. Save On Foods offer flexible scheduling and lots of opportunities for career advancement locally or throughout western Canada.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so, for what types of positions?

Yes, in all departments of the store.  If there is a department you are interested in just let us know.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your business?

You can drop off a resume, phone and ask for a manager 250.248.8944 Ext. 9638 or apply via our corporate website:  https://www.saveonfoods.com/sm/pickup/rsid/987/join-our-team        

Arrowsmith Lodge & Cokely Manor – November 2021

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Arrowsmith Health Care Society is a not-for-profit organization that offers complex care services, assisted living suites, day programming for adults in the community, and respite services for those who live at home.  The original Arrowsmith Lodge was inspired by the community in 1968 when the need was present for a ‘personal care unit’ for seniors in the Parksville area.  Over the years we have assisted hundreds, if not thousands, of Oceanside residents with their care needs and have been fortunate enough to get to know some amazing people along the way.

Arrowsmith Lodge and Cokely Manor are operated by the community, for the community.  We reach out to other like-minded organizations in an effort to provide the best services to our elders in Oceanside.  Our mission is “To provide optimum quality care in a home-like setting while fostering links in the community”.  Our values include: putting people first, empowering others, balancing living with safety, innovation, and mutual support.

All of our rooms at Arrowsmith Lodge are subsidized by Island Health and our suites at Cokely Manor are subsidized by both Island Health and BC Housing.

How many employees do you have?

We employ approximately 180 people.  That includes full-time, part-time and casual on call.

What advice would you give someone who want so to work for your organization?

We look for people who are good critical thinkers, able to adapt to an ever-changing environment, and have a passion for helping others.  Every person is equally important here, every department has to work with each other as a team in order to make everything run smoothly.

Do we anticipate hiring in the next 6 months?  If so for what types of positions?

Yes, we are hiring now!!  There are numerous positions: housekeeping, laundry, dietary aide, cooks, care aides, registered nurses, licenced practical nurses, and activity aides.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for our organization?

Drop off a resume and cover letter at 266B Moilliet Street.  It is always best if you can deliver it to the proper Manager, if they are available.

Patient Care and Nursing – Karen Fredlund

Housekeeping and Dietary – Stewart McTavish

Activities – Heidi Barker

Resumes will also be accepted via email to scheduler@arrowsmithlodge.ca

Career Centre

#110-198 East Island Hwy,
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Fax. 250.248.4154

Hours
Mon-Tues 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-6:30pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm