A great place to work - St. Raphael's

Working at St. Raphael’s offers an opportunity to achieve professional fulfilment in a work environment where our values of generosity, well-being and openness to others take on their true meaning.

Our approach is founded on building a rewarding professional environment that cares for our team’s quality of life, in the same way as they care for our patients and guests.

St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre is currently seeking to fill the role of Chair of the Board of Directors. Please view the job description here or contact the Chair of the Governance Committee, Rita de Santis.

Please submit your application before May 15, 2020.

Current vacancies

Director of Philanthropic Development

Our organization is currently seeking a Director of Philanthropic Development to join our dynamic team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing a philanthropic development plan to support the organization’s financial needs.

The director will:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the current philanthropic development strategies, optimize and implement them to ensure adequate financing for the operation of the establishment;
  • Develop a multi-faceted fundraising program to identify and engage prospective individuals, foundation and corporate donors and partners, and develop strategies to cultivate and steward these relationships;
  • Coordinate the logistical, administrative and budgetary aspects of solicitation activities with donors, the general public and partners, including fundraising events;
  • Develop a donor relations and recognition program to ensure the loyalty of partners and donors;
  • Actively advise and support the Executive Director and volunteers on strategy and philanthropic development;
  • Manage the development of cases for support, proposals, grant applications, sponsorship and gift agreements;
  • Foster motivation and skills development to build a strong development team.

The successful candidate is:

  • An experienced leader in philanthropic development, particularly in major gift fundraising;
  • A strong communicator, empathetic, with excellent interpersonal and management skills and the ability to work in a complex multidisciplinary environment;
  • Proactive and collaborative, with the adaptability and creativity to work in an organization in its early development;
  • Results-driven and highly organized with strong priority management, and problem solving skills;
  • Autonomous, conscientious, with unquestionable ethics and excellent judgment;
  • Aware of best practices in fundraising and the regulatory obligations of a non-profit organization.

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least five years of experience in similar roles;
  • Extensive knowledge of the philanthropic community;
  • Strong verbal communication skills in both French and English and strong written communication skills in at least one of these languages;
  • Demonstrated skills in the use of systems such as Excel and Word or other work tools used to support charitable organizations. Expertise in the DonorPerfect platform is an asset.

We offer:

  • A full-time position;
  • A salary range of $85 000 to $95 000 based on experience and skills;
  • Health Insurance, Pension Plan, 4-week vacation, flexible schedule, free parking.
  • A work environment that values teamwork and knowledge sharing;
  • An immediate start date.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter by email to by October 7, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest. We apologize in advance that only those invited to interview may receive a response.

Beneficiary Attendant

Shift: Day, evening, night
Hourly wage: Between $20.55 and $22.35

Summary of responsibilities:

Personal care workers cooperate with the care team (nurses and physician) to provide direct care to patients. They give follow-up care and execute the care plan. They provide personal care and assistance as well as ensuring patients’ comfort and safety. They help to maintain a clean, functional and safe work environment.

Personal care workers understand and adhere to care principles that are centred on patients and their families while ensuring respect for the individual and his/her dignity, sharing information, encouraging and fostering involvement in the provision of care and in decision-making and cooperating with patients, their families and service providers.

Join a dynamic team in a harmonious work environment!

We are offering 7/15 day/evening or night rotations.


At least 650 hours of beneficiary attendant training.

Up-to-date CPR/PDSB training.
Nursing or nursing aid program in progress. Must have completed PDSB training and at least one (1) year of academic training.

Ability to speak and understand French and English without difficulty.

What we offer:

– Competitive salary,

– Range of employment benefits,

– Work environment that prioritizes quality of care,

– Opportunity to join a dedicated multidisciplinary team that values knowledge sharing.

Interested persons should send their résumé to the:

Human Resources Department
6005 Chemin Deacon
Montreal QC H3S 2P4

514 736-2001


Project Manager - Donor Relations

Summary of Responsibilities:

Our organization is currently seeking a Projet Manager Donor Relations to join our dynamic team. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropic Development, the successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and committed individual who combines excellent writing skills with experience in fundraising. He or she must demonstrate autonomy, organizational skills, analytical abilities and versatility.

The successful candidate will


  • Coordinate fundraising events (gala dinner, cocktail receptions, ball, etc.);
  • Manage annual fundraising campaigns;
  • Develop and maintain partnerships;
  • Work closely with the Communications team to ensure continuing communication with donors;
  • Coordinate production of the annual report;


  • Prepare donation requests to companies, private foundations and individuals;
  • Prepare, draft and revise various periodic reporting documents (letters, progress reports, etc.);
  • Prepare all correspondence for donors and partners and draft agreements where necessary;
  • Maintain a philanthropy best practices watch;
  • Contribute to developing St. Raphael’s support networks;
  • Participate in developing and executing activities relating to donor stewardship and recognition;
  • Help to organize benefit events;
  • Coordinate various meetings;
  • Enter data in DonorPerfect and CanadaHelps;
  • Prepare and send out donation receipts to donors;
  • Work closely with the Finance team to update donation cash flow and other financial reports;
  • Participate in entering statistical data and key performance indicators in the dashboard.

The successful candidate will have:

  • University degree in communications, editing, philanthropy or another related area;
  • 5 years’ experience in the communications or philanthropy sectors or in administrative support at a high level;
  • Familiarity with the Quebec philanthropy sector would be an asset.
  • Impeccable written French; excellent knowledge of English;
  • Creative, versatile and able to work collaboratively to tight deadlines;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Familiarity with Office suite;
  • Familiarity with DonorPerfect would be an asset.

We offer:

  • A full-time position;
  • Health Insurance, Pension Plan, free parking.
  • A work environment that values teamwork and knowledge sharing;
  • An immediate start date.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter by email to by October 7, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest. We apologize in advance that only those invited to interview may receive a response.


The nurse delivers nursing care to patients at the end of life with an understanding that family and those closest to the patient are included within the circle of care. With an understanding of the vision, mission, and philosophy of St. Raphael’s, the nurse utilizes excellent communication skills to address the patient’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.

Description of the Role

Under the authority of the Executive Director and in collaboration with the home’s interdisciplinary team, the selected candidate will assume the following roles and responsibilities.

Nursing Care:
  • Observes the policies and procedures and utilizes resources relevant to professional practice and the management of patient care
  • Assesses the patient’s condition and establishes a therapeutic plan of care relevant to the patient’s history and presenting symptoms
  • Uses therapeutic communication to make the patient and family feel comfortable and welcomed, offering support and providing information
  • Accurately and safely administers medications/treatments as prescribed using established protocols
  • Promotes patient/family learning with education interventions and provides appropriate and accurate information that allows and supports informed decision-making
Teamwork and Communication:
  • Accurately documents all nursing care given and ensures professional, concise charting regarding communication with patients
  • Communicates honestly, openly and effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude that contributes to and influences the work environment in a positive way
  • Participates in the mentorship and training of nursing students when asked
Safety and Security Measures:
  • Accurately and promptly reports and documents adverse patient incidents according to the policy established by St. Raphael’s
  • Is familiar with the functioning of all the safety and security measures in place: fire/smoke alarms and use of fire extinguishers, water shutoff valves, door locking systems, security cameras, intercom system and safe disposal of hazardous wastes
  • Is aware of procedures to evacuate and/or call police/fire departments in various emergencies
Professional Responsibilities:
  • Engages in a process of continuous learning and is accountable for his/her own professional development
  • Participates in interdisciplinary rounds, workshops and in-services organized by the leadership team
  • Orients, supports, teaches and mentors new staff to palliative care practice


  • Member in good standing of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or education from a recognized school of nursing (CEGEP)
  • Previous experience in bedside nursing or in palliative care an asset
  • Hospice Palliative Care certification from the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) an asset

Background sought

  • Written and verbal communication skills in French and English
  • Ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team
  • Basic knowledge and respect of the unique cultural/spiritual values, needs, beliefs and wishes of
    each patient/family
  • Excellent assessment and critical thinking skills; is responsible, takes initiative and possesses
    sound judgment

Additional information

Position status
Full time and part-time positions available



To apply for this job, please email your resume to:

Please note that only applicants being actively considered will be contacted.


St-Raphael’s is looking for cooks to prepare meals in a palliative care home and day centre setting. The cook maintains the kitchen and prepares the meals according to approved menus and dietary restrictions for palliative care patients and guests.


The ideal candidate has a DEP in institutional cooking or equivalent and has a minimum of one to two years experience in a similar position.

Fluency in French and English and work experience in the restauration sector and/or a CHSLD are considered assets.

Additional information

Position status
Full time



To apply for this job, please email your resume to:

Please note that only applicants being actively considered will be contacted.

A great place to volunteer

Both the palliative care home and the day centre rely on the extensive participation of dedicated volunteers to provide the highest quality care services for our patients and guests and their loved ones. We are always seeking volunteers who share our values and wish to support our mission.