Jobs Available !!

Current Jobs Available at Lu’ma Native Housing Society:

1. Indigenous RN (Registered Nurse) to join the team at Lu’ma Medical Centre

About our Clinic & Team

Lu’ma Medical Centre Society (LMCS) provides wholistic, culturally safe and integrated primary care for Indigenous families and children. We provide the conditions individuals and families need to improve their health outcomes.  LMCS provides education and disease prevention through: attachment to a primary care provider, access to traditional healers and Elders, connection to mental health counsellors, and social navigators.  Our team members work closely together, to create a circle of care that braids the values of traditional and western health care, to meet the diverse needs of patients.  We nurture permanency in health care relationships and team members have an interest in long-term career employment at Lu’ma Medical.


The Registered Nurse (RN) works to address client and family centred care supported by an integrated health team and service delivery model. You will practice within the Scope of Practice and Professional/Practice Standards of the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) standards of practice for registered nurses and within Lu’ma Medical Centre (LMC) policies, guidelines, and clinical practice documents. The RN cares for clients and families who are experiencing health challenges and are adversely affected by the social determinants of health. The RN’s role will include: conducting physical and mental health assessments, identify problems, address issues or variances from the plan of care in collaboration with the LMC integrated health team. You will act as a resource for the health team by providing information and nursing support based on nursing theory and practice related to clients with complex health care needs, both in clinic and in an outreach capacity. The RN provides direct care activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care as part of the integrated health team and collaboratively with other services and resources within the broader health and wellness community. When it is safe to have group work, help facilitate workshops such as wellness workshops for chronic conditions, pre and post-natal support & circles and Mum & Babies weekly gatherings.


Education & Experience

  • Graduation with a degree in nursing from a recognized post-secondary institution and current registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
  • Experience delivering community and primary health care to Indigenous clients
  • Experience providing holistic care to clients by promoting their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being
  • Experience providing leadership, coaching and training to members of an integrated health team
  • Experience operating across multiple levels of care and within an interdisciplinary environment
  • Experience providing outreach and home visits
  • Indigenous cultural safety training is required or must be completed within the first 6 months of employment
  • Scope of Practice including the following is an asset in a community/ primary care setting:

PAPS, STI certification, Contraception management certification, Immunization certification,venipuncture for lab draws, CDM, Diabetes education, And Experience developing and implementing community health promotion programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

  • Understanding and knowledge of the philosophy and practices of client centered care as well as other associated duties and functions in collaboration with clinic physicians and nurse practitioners
  • Knowledge and experience working with OSCAR EMR is an asset
  • Experience working with computers, internet, Microsoft office and other software packages
  • Strong clinical, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent critical thinking, relationship building and conflict management skills;
  • Ability to maintain communication between other LMC health and medical practitioners
  • Ability to provide culturally safe primary healthcare services to clients of all ages such as health assessments, immunizations, wound care treatment, chronic disease management, and follow-up along with other associated duties and functions
  • Excellent understanding and ability to maintain confidentiality

Hours:  Permanent 10.5 hrs/week starting in February PLUS 17.5 hrs/wk starting March 1 covering a Maternity leave for 1 year.

If you are a Registered Nurse who is eager to use evidence-based practices, have a wide scope of practice for family practice and want to work in a place that people consider a primary care home then we want to hear from you.

  • Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants.

Hours:              Permanent Part time 10.5 hrs /week PLUS Starting March 1st Temporary Mat Leave Cover 17.5 hrs /wk

                         (So 1.5 days/wk permanently starting Feb.  From March 1st position total of 4 days/wk for 1 year)

Wages:            $52.98 / hr

Apply:              Please forward your cover letter and Resume

Email:        Please include Subject Line: RN

Posting Date:  February 1, 2021

Closing Date:  Open until Position is filled.

2. MOA (Medical Office Administrator) – Casual On-Call at Lu’ma Medical Centre

Job Responsibilities:

Serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments and maintaining records.

Job Duties requiring Direct Patient Interaction:

  • Greeting and registering arriving patients in a prompt, pleasant and helpful manner and answering patients’ questions;
  • Verifying necessary patient information and data on the patients’ medical record;
  • Directing patients into examining rooms;
  • Booking, coordinating and rescheduling patient appointments;
  • Maintaining and updating information on daily physician schedules;
  • Maintaining the reception area and overseeing the general waiting area and coordinating patient flow;
  • Answering incoming calls, routing calls to the appropriate area, taking and relaying messages, communicating general clinic information, and responding to emergency calls according to established procedures;
  • Utilizing cultural training to have an understanding of Indigenous experience accessing healthcare; and
  • Interacting with patients in a professional and courteous manner, displaying a high level of professionalism and appropriate discretion pertaining to patient privacy.

Clinical Duties:

  • Obtain vitals;
  • Tidying examination rooms immediately upon use;
  • Process urine tests and HCG tests

Administrative Duties:

  • Ensuring that all necessary patient information is present in patients’ electronic charts for daily scheduled appointments (e.g., lab results, imaging, growth charts);
  • Preparing and processing outgoing correspondence (e.g., consult and follow-up letters, referral letters, scripts);
  • Scanning incoming correspondence arriving by mail or fax into patient electronic charts;
  • Verifying patient insurance coverage (e.g., MSP, out-of-province, private, paramedical);
  • Completing and submitting required medical service billings and insurance information;
  • Preparing correspondence between physician and patients, including patient letters, medication / prescription information and referrals to other care providers;
  • Preparing and completing forms, including disability claims, nutritional/meal supplements, etc.;
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality;
  • Developing and maintaining reporting databases and reports;
  • Performing daily opening and closing office procedures as assigned;
  • Maintaining clinical and business office inventory and equipment by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; scheduling equipment service and repairs;
  • Assisting in the care and maintenance of office equipment;
  • Maintaining operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes;
  • Contributing as a team player; and
  • Any other duties or tasks agreed as required by the physician and Medical Centre.


  • Multi-tasking               * Flexibility
  • Telephone Skills * Customer Service
  • Time Management * Organization
  • Attention to Detail * Scheduling
  • Word Processing * Professionalism
  • Quality Focus * Accuracy
  • Excellent Communication * Conflict Resolution.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MOA diploma;
  • MOA experience in a family physician/specialist office preferred;
  • Experience with EMR, preferably OSCAR;
  • Must be willing to get a criminal record check to work with vulnerable persons; and
  • First Nations &/or Aboriginal Background is an asset and a preference.

Wage Rate:          $21/hr

Hours:                  3 Days / wk to cover a Leave of Absence & Casual On Call

Clinic Hours are Mon-Wed 9am to 7:30.  Thur & Fri 9am to 4:30pm

Posting Date:       Feb 18, 2021

Deadline:              Posting will continue until position is filled

Work Address:     Lu’ma Medical Centre – 2970 Nanaimo St, Vancouver

Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to:

3. Facilitator & Counsellor

About our Clinic & Team

Lu’ma Medical Centre Society (LMCS) provides wholistic, culturally safe and integrated primary care for Indigenous families and children. We provide the conditions individuals and families need to improve their health outcomes.  LMCS provides education and disease prevention through: attachment to a primary care provider, access to traditional healers and Elders, connection to mental health counsellors, and social navigators.  Our team members work closely together, to create a circle of care that braids the values of traditional and western health care, to meet the diverse needs of patients.  We nurture permanency in health care relationships and team members have an interest in long-term career employment at Lu’ma Medical.

Job Description

The Indigenous Facilitator and Counsellor provides group and one-to-one counselling to children, youth & families rostered at Lu’ma Medical Centre. However, your primary focus will be on co-developing & co-facilitating group counselling. Your assessment skills will help create dynamic supportive groups to meet rising needs among our patient panel such as coping with anxiety, PTSD, and depression.  Exceptional facilitation skills and the ability to respond to crisis mental health needs is necessary to create a safe atmosphere for our patients here at LMCS. Your scope of practice will be utilizing your expertise and skills set in the primary care setting to support immediate need and short-term goals. Your participation in continual professional and cultural development, as it pertains to your facilitator role, which can include but not limited to: mental health/health workshops supported by cultural ceremonies and teachings, short term training opportunities, conferences etc. You will from time to time be asked to participate in health workshops by facilitating a mental health segment to share information and answer patients’ questions. To create safety in the workplace, during covid-19 social distancing restrictions, there are policies in place for in-clinic and remote work schedules.


In the Counsellor & Facilitator role you will:

  • Facilitate group counselling. (Topics: Anxiety, Depression, Attachment);
  • Provide Counselling sessions with children, youth and families;
  • Provide comprehensive psycho-social-spiritual assessments and recommendations
  • Provide treatment planning in conjunction with other team members;
  • Coordinate the plan of care and support for transitions between services;
  • Provide consultation to referral agencies, care facilities and ongoing liaison with assigned facilities/agencies in the community on a regular basis;
  • Be a critical thinker and innovator in the co-development of new counselling and social program activities.
  • Follow the Counselling policies for Mental Health Primary care services at Lu’ma Medical Centre;
  • Have exceptional and professional communication skills;
  • Represent Lu’ma Medical team at health events as required and shares expertise to other members of the team and to colleagues in other agencies;
  • Chart, prepare service statistics, and prepare written reports as needed;

Knowledge and Abilities

You possess the following skill set:

  • Exceptional facilitation skills and experience;
  • Knowledge of therapeutic counselling modalities (Play Therapy, Somatic Therapy and EMDR an asset).
  • Knowledge of substance use and addictions treatment centres and services;
  • Demonstrated knowledge to assess patients and knowledge of appropriate legislation acts; e.g. Mental Health Act, Child, Family and Community Services Act;
  • Knowledge of urban Indigenous challenges and barriers and the history of Indigenous people in Canada;
  • Ability to provide competent and culturally safe care with a diverse urban Indigenous population;
  • Ability to balance traditional and western approaches in practice.
  • Excellent computer literacy to utilize an EMR information system (OSCAR an asset), Zoom, Microsoft Office, Internet and email software;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team; and
  • Knowledge of community resources, programs and services supporting mental health.

At our primary care centre you will be working with:

  • A multi-disciplinary team of Counsellors, Registered Nurses, Medical Office Assistants, Traditional Elders and Healers, Social Navigators, Family Medical Practitioners and Practicum Students.

Educational Requirement:

  • Master’s Degree in Counselling or Social Work
  • Counselling training (CBT, EMDR, DBT, AFOT, MI, PT, …)
  • Five (5+) years of recent, related experience in a primary care setting and/or community mental health setting.
  • Registration with a regulatory body – In good standing.

**** Indigenous ancestry to Canada an asset and a preference ****

Hours:              Part time 21 hrs /week …..Mon-Fri

Wages:            $51.76 / hr

Apply:              Please forward your cover letter and Resume

Email:        Please include Subject Line: Facilitator & Counsellor

Posting Date:  February 19, 2021

Closing Date:  Open until Position is filled

4. Supportive Housing Program Manager

5. Building Manager

6.  Homemaker

 Lu’ma Native Housing Society is seeking to fill the position of Homemaker on a full-time basis.

Position Summary:

A gratifying opportunity exists for a Homemaker within New Beginnings supportive modular housing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists tenants to keep their rooms clean, decluttering, prepare for pest control, do laundry, etc.
  • Encourages and may accompany tenants to activities that promote social and recreational inclusion such as community kitchen, tenant meetings, support groups, special events, walking and or other physical and social activities.
  • Documents and updates all relevant information about known care plans, medication and procedures put in place to achieve tenants’ safety and comfort.
  • Ensures all relevant information is passed on in staff overlap, for follow up.
  • Researches and provides Residents with information about health issues and other resources, as requested
  • Maintains respectful, effective, open and honest communication with Residents, co-workers and direct supervisor.

Qualifications/Skills & Abilities:

  • Superior interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience as a Personal or Health Care Support Worker and/or as a support worker in a similar setting.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage stress.
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job.
  • BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker registration.
  • A valid First Aid certificate.
  • A current Non Violent Crisis Intervention certificate or equivalent.
  • Food Safe certificate
  • A criminal record review.

Hours and Remuneration:

  • Full Time position 40 hours/week. $22.60 per hour, plus generous benefits package.

Please submit résumé and cover letter to:      Jobs@LNHS.CA

Subject Line: Homemaker Position

Please include 3 current references (include full contact name, title, organization and current phone number)

 Posting Deadline:  Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired

We thank all the applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants.


7. Tenant Support Worker

Lu’ma Native Housing Society is seeking to fill Tenant Support Worker positions on a Regular Part-time and Casual (On-call/Relief) basis.

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Property Manager, the Tenant Support Worker provides non-judgmental support, advocacy and resource information to tenants.

Key Responsibilities:

Familiarizes new tenants with the various program sites including the physical environments and guidelines for living communally and works to facilitate positive relationships between tenants.
Provides information regarding options and alternatives including information about income assistance, legal services, health and mental wellness issues, drug and alcohol services, housing and other resources as requested.
Provides one-to-one supports to tenants.
Participates in supporting tenants to meet their goals and objectives.
Maintains open, honest and direct communication with tenants and former tenants.
Provides group support, including facilitation of conflict resolution between tenants and groups of tenants.
Responds to building emergencies.

Qualifications/Skills & Abilities:

A degree, diploma or certificate in a related subject and/or relevant skill-based training.
Minimum one-year experience working as a front-line support worker with people who have complex needs and who are struggling with poverty and homelessness.
Must be open to working with people who are struggling with substance use and/or mental & spiritual wellness.
Must understand and be comfortable working within a Harm Reduction framework.
Ability to work effectively with program staff, community partners and tenants, including being non-judgmental in trying situations.
Ability to work under pressure and manage stresses and crisis is required.
A valid First Aid certificate is required
A current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate is required (achieved or upgraded in the past 12 months)
All positions are subject to a Criminal Record review
Hours and Remuneration:

Part-time Weekends or On-call.  $22.60 per hr.

Please Submit résumé and cover letter to: Jobs@LNHS.CA

Subject Line: Tenant Support Worker Competition. Please include 3 current references (include name and contact information)

Posting Deadline:     Competition will remain open until suitable candidates are hired.

We thank all the applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants.


8. Casual On-Call Part-time Position of Housekeeper

Under the direct supervision of the Special Projects Manager or designate, the incumbent will be responsible and not limited to the general housekeeping duties of short and long term rental units for medical patients and families at Aboriginal Patients’ Lodge.


  • Conduct housekeeping duties in a team environment;
  • Complete regular cleaning of suites as outlined in Routine Room Clean Check List;
  • Turn over suites when there is a scheduled check-out as per Check-out Check List;
  • Identify and Report Maintenance issues to Lodge Office staff;
  • Be able to take direction on work flow, tasks and set priorities;
  • Complete tasks as needed; and
  • Check-in guests occasionally.


Work with Housekeeping Team

  • Customer Service Background;
  • 3 to 5 years experience in a related field of Hospitality Housekeeping or Commercial Cleaning;
  • Physically fit to be able to do housekeeping duties including lifting & carrying 30 lbs, walking up and down stairs, bending down, reaching up;
  • A great attitude, good at multi-tasking & prioritizing;
  • Demeanor that is kind, courteous, and empathetic;
  • Must be bondable, Criminal Record Search must be provided before job can be offered;
  • First Aid an asset; and
  • Aboriginal ancestry is an asset.


On-call Part Time Hours: Hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Tuesdays and Fridays (may differ during holidays) During Training & when called in.  We need someone to help with Checkouts that happen every week.  In July, August, and half of December this position is needed to work every Tue & Fri.  Additional on-call shifts may be required.

Wage as per Union scale; entry level: $20.38 per hour + 12% in lieu of Stats & Benefits

Interested Applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter.  Position available until filled.

Apply via email to:                     Jobs@LNHS.CA                   subject line: Housekeeper


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