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Long-Term Care Administrator

April 19 2021
Industries Recruitment, Employment services
Categories Health, Medical, Management, Consulting, Administration, Management
Forest, ON
  • A rewarding role for an experienced administrator!
  • Accelerate your career and make a difference in the lives of others!
  • Experience a peaceful style of living surrounded by nature and make your mark by joining a close-knit community!

About the Organization

For over 45 years, we've made it our mission to enrich the lives of those you love while being accountable to our community. The result is that we've created homes where staff are friends and residents are family. Tucked away in calm, close-knit Lambton County are three homes built to challenge and change the way not-for-profit long-term care operates. When you step into any one of our South Western locations, you'll see we've stepped away from standard, clinical care and replaced it with a revitalized feeling of something natural, nurturing, and necessary.

Home to 88 people, the beautiful North Lambton long-term care lodge is surrounded by blooming bushes and outfitted with a stunning solarium, relaxing lounge, well-equipped physiotherapy area and a family-style dining cafe. Our residents choose from private, semi-private and basic room options that all come complete with the commitment of 24-hour nursing and personal care. Located in the close-knit community of Forest, the Lodge offers an intimate home-like atmosphere and a sense of family. The long-service staff have earned a positive reputation for their dedication to providing quality care and family members can feel confident that their loved one is well cared for here at North Lambton Lodge.

About the Opportunity

The County of Lambton is seeking a highly motivated Long-Term Care Administrator to join our team at the North Lambton Lodge in Forest, ON, on a full-time basis.

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for the operation of the designated Home by ensuring that an efficient program of care exists for its residents and community program participants. This role also manages the implementation, coordination and evaluation of programs and services within the Home.

Some of your key responsibilities within this role will include:

Management of the Home:

  • Overseeing the activities of the departments and ensuring that the services are in accordance with County policies and strategic direction as well as the Ministry of Health Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and collective agreements
  • Responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of staff and clients, ensuring that all regulations, guidelines, legislation etc., are followed (i.e. Worker's Compensation Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, PHIPPA, MOHLTC)
  • Ensuring accurate statistical, medical, personnel and other records are maintained and up to date
  • Ensuring that staff is meeting specific mandates, goals, objectives and performance
  • Typing, copying and distributing departmental correspondence, reports, policies, etc.
  • Preparing monthly written reports on the activities and issues in the home on a monthly basis
  • Keeping up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed
  • Possessing the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position's Physical Demands Analysis

Human Resources Management:

  • Assisting with appropriate supervisory staff in the hiring, disciplinary procedures and termination in accordance with County policies and procedures
  • Completing annual performance reviews for assigned staff; ensuring staff complete annual performance reviews in a timely manner
  • Handling staff complaints, resident issues, grievances and/or other Labour Relations disputes as required
  • Acting as the appropriate hearing step in the grievance procedure and as a member of the Labour Management team when required
  • Participating in the collective bargaining process

Report Preparation & Analysis:

  • Evaluating the operation of the department and reporting the results achieved annually
  • Manipulating, analyzing and generating reports that are sent to the Strategic Leadership Team for review
  • Preparing financial data reports and analyzing information (i.e. Operating Budgets & Capital Expenditure Programs)


  • Developing, preparing and recommending operating budgets and capital expenditure programs to the General Manager, Long-Term Care Division, in consultation with the supervisors
  • Ensuring corrective action is taken to achieve budget targets
  • Monitoring the Home's budget and developing monthly variance analysis
  • Ensuring purchases are made in accordance with county policies and procedures

More About You

In order to qualify for this role, you will need to have a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences or a related field, and have successfully completed or are willing to complete a program in long-term care home administration or management that is a minimum of 100 hours of instruction time. You'll also join us with 5-6 years of experience in a management position in a health or social services sector, preferably in long-term careA combination of leadership skills and experience will also be considered. 

As our ideal candidate, you possess diplomacy, tact and communication (both verbal and written) skills. You have an understanding of appropriate federal, provincial and municipal legislation and regulations related to Long-Term Care Homes, along with a valid Ontario Driver's License and access to a vehicle. You have strong computer literacy and technology skills, and are able to innovate and think outside the box. Your ability to work collaboratively with team members while connecting with residents, their families, and the community will ensure your success in this role.

Above all, your leadership ability and passion for building relationships sets you apart from others.

About the Benefits

The successful candidate will receive a salary of $58.08-68.55/hr, commensurate with experience. You'll also be entitled to an excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Pension
  • Training and education programs are available to enhance skills relative to your position
  • The opportunity to work with a collaborative and friendly team
  • Living and working in a beautiful community on the shores of Lake Huron

This is your chance to be part of a dynamic community where you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Are you ready to build a career with a non-for-profit organization that gives back to the community? Apply to join the County of Lambton today! network