A Great Place to Work
Broadmead Care enjoys a province-wide reputation as a quality long-term care provider, consistently meeting or exceeding the comprehensive spectrum of quality standards set by Accreditation Canada.
Broadmead Care is an employer of choice among local colleges for student co-op and practicum placements in residential care education programs.
Broadmead Care is a progressive employer striving to achieve a healthy workplace where employees have the support they need to optimize their performance as individuals and as members of highly functioning teams.
Broadmead Care provides an opportunity to work in an organization committed to continuous improvement and learning. Employees are supported to be the best that they can be.
Broadmead Care tries very hard to balance the interests and needs of new on-call employees when we are determining work schedules and availability in advance.
Hourly rates of pay, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment compare favourably with unionized Vancouver Island Health Authority and affiliate employers.
The annual hours of work for our employees is based on an average 35-hour week. Other employers affiliated with the Vancouver Island Health Authority have an average work week of 36.25 hours.
Most of our full-time employees work a four-on / two-off schedule, working 7.5 hour shifts. This means they enjoy an additional 10 paid days off in-lieu per year.
Broadmead Care employees are hired under the Public Service Act, and when they are eligible, contribute to the Public Service Pension Plan. The Public Service Plan has provisions that slightly exceed those of the Municipal Pension Plan, which applies to the majority of other unionized health care employers.
Broadmead Care is a large employer with approximately 400 employees. There are frequent opportunities for career advancement leading to full-time employment.
Broadmead Care has achieved a significant incremental increase in the hours of direct care per resident and will continue to work towards increased hours of direct care to the benefit of both residents and staff members.
Broadmead Care values and invests in ongoing training and learning for our employees. New employees normally attend a two-day dementia-care program during the early stages of employment. Current and new employees are also able to receive a two-day End of Life Care training program.
Broadmead Care has set aside a dedicated training budget and staff members can apply for funding to support personal training and education related to their career.
The Lodge at Broadmead and Nigel Program for Adults with Disabilities are easily accessible from most areas of Greater Victoria by car or public transit.
Broadmead Care currently has significant, free, on-site parking for staff and adjacent unrestricted street parking.