Director of Care

Villa Cathay Care Home


A long-term care home committed to providing individualized, high-quality holistic care to seniors in a warm, modern space where residents and their families will find comfort and respect.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director Care will join a passionate, committed leadership team dedicated to co-creating and implementing a new vision for the organization.

This position will lead and manage the nursing care team and will champion initiatives which strengthen care outcomes, life choices, and the quality of living for residents of Villa Cathay Care Home.


As the Director of Care, you will oversee the planning and delivery of nursing programs and you will guide and support a team of dedicated healthcare professionals for the optimal health and welfare of the residents and employees.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring excellence in resident-centered care and continuous quality improvement.
  • Leading and directing the people and policies of the nursing and resident care practice.
  • Providing leadership and direction on planning, design, implementation, delivery, and assessment of nursing functions to meet resident needs.
  • Ensuring that care operations run smoothly, overseeing the documentation of all operations to ensure that consistent, efficient workflows are in place for optimal care and performance.
  • Working closely with senior leadership and the board to develop long-term strategies to meet Villa Cathay Care Home’s objectives.
  • Striving to satisfy all federal and provincial laws and mandates, overseeing external audits, and developing and implementing responsive actions and improvements.
  • Representing the organization in the health service community, civic/provincial governments, and with donors, and others.


Education and Experience

  • Minimum of five years’ management experience in a health care organization. Minimum five years of leadership experience in a long-term care setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Current registration with BCCNM. Gerontology nursing credential or a degree or certificate in health administration is an asset.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • In-depth understanding of all long-term health care functions.
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities and ability to create high-functioning teams, set high standards, and lead others by example and direction.
  • Demonstrated change management skills; demonstrated ability to implement positive change through complex solutions under difficult circumstances; demonstrated facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated decision-making and problem-solving skills and competency in strategic planning and organizational development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their families, staff, and others in the community is essential.
  • Knowledge of data analysis and performance/operations metrics.
  • Ability to speak and write Chinese will be an asset.


  • Competitive compensation with a pension plan and a comprehensive benefits package with extended health and dental.
  • Paid vacation and sick entitlement.
  • Learning and development opportunities to grow your career.
  • Wellness supports including fitness reimbursement, counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services for employees and their immediate families.

As per current Public Health Orders, all employees working in long term care must to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status is required.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $67,907.24-$145,747.19 per year


  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Vancouver, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)


  • Cantonese / Mandarin (preferred)


  • Current Registration with BCCNM (required)

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 2023-02-17

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