Director of Resident Care

If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™. 


We are searching for a Director of Resident Care to join our team at Arborstone Enhanced Care based in Halifax, NS. 

Meaningful Benefits 

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of our residents. Additional benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan (eligible immediately upon hire) including an Employee and Family Assistance Program 
  • RRSP program (5% employer matching)
  • Vacation accrual (begins immediately) and travel insurance 
  • Beautiful location with free onsite parking, easily commutable from city to suburbs
  • Employee discounts on select apparel, fitness, and retail partners through our Perks Program
  • Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence
  • Additional paid training for formal education and designation opportunities
  • Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives 
  • Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety
  • Financial support for relocation expenses

About the Opportunity

  • Supports, promotes, and evaluates resident care from an allied health perspective, philosophy, goals and objectives to assure the optimum level of wellness for residents.
  • Monitors policy & procedure, accreditation, and regulatory compliance, and communicates changes to same.
  • Establishes and maintains guidelines for staffing to assure optimal resident care.
  • Provides consultation regarding resident issues and standards of resident care to Community Managers and interdisciplinary team.
  • Recommends and initiates long-range planning strategies for improvement of care delivery services.
  • Develops, implements and revises policies and procedures.
  • Manages the operating budget for designated departments; recommends cost effective use of resources.
  • Encourages and promotes relationships with ALL stakeholders.
  • Adheres to the Standards of Nursing Practice, Code of Ethics, Registered Nurses Act and Regulations as defined by provincial legislation.

About You

In addition to placing high value on continuous improvement, collaboration, and accountability, you bring: 

  • A Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent, and are currently registered with the College of Nurses of Nova Scotia. 
  • You have worked in clinical and administrative environment for at least 10 years.  
  • Ability to effectively plan, direct and coordinate resident care services with the needs of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and performance manage others
  • Consistently demonstrates excellence in customer service to all stakeholders
  • A passion for the healthcare sector and/or ensuring seniors have access to quality accommodations, services, and care.

About Us

It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For more than three decades, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by residents and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, Milestone Communities, and Care at Home team members who create an exceptional resident experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.    

If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!

Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.  Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.

All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.