Work at Unitarian House

Are you interested in working with a close-knit team of professionals in a caring community of seniors? We are looking for dedicated individuals, who are motivated and looking to be a part of a dynamic team.

For current part-time/casual postings, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

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Executive Director

After 26 years, our distinguished Executive Director, Christina O’Neill is retiring! 


This has presented an opportunity for someone who wishes to be at the leading edge of senior’s residences in Ottawa.

Who we are

Unitarian House is Ottawa’s not-for-profit retirement residence and senior’s apartments.

Through our vibrant community of residents, staff, and volunteers we offer security, freedom, opportunity and comfort for seniors in a beautiful setting overlooking the Ottawa river.


Our mission is to provide a not-for-profit residence for seniors where, in a safe, inclusive, respectful and caring environment, residents will have maximum independence, opportunities for personal fulfillment, companionship and participation in a dynamic, collaborative community of residents, staff, volunteers and management.


The Opportunity

We are looking for a leader to join our team as the Executive Director. We strive to be at the leading edge of senior’s residences in Ottawa and the Executive Director plays a critical role by overseeing operations, leading staff and volunteers, analyzing relevant economic, social, management, and legal trends, and advising the Board accordingly.


What you bring

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and management skills, with a strong track record in strategic decision-making, management of budgets, finance, fundraising, human resources, information, technology, facilities and operations.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant progressive experience, and a passion for and understanding of senior care, ideally including experience with not-for-profit or charitable organizations.

  • University degree or equivalent, ideally in public, business or health administration.  Knowledge of Ontario’s healthcare system, external care providers like the Champlain LHIN, Retirement Home Legislated Requirements and alternate levels of care like long term care and retirement homes.

  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and quality principles in service delivery to seniors, with a collaborative approach to management and a commitment to the shared values of Unitarian House Ottawa. 

  • Medical qualifications and experience (e.g., nursing) preferred but not essential. 

  • Strong oral and written English communication skills, including presentation skills. Facility in other languages an asset.


What we offer

  • A friendly, respectful, and close-knit community of staff, volunteers and seniors

  • A true team atmosphere that encourages creativity and innovation

  • A competitive compensation and benefits package


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected to proceed in the selection process will be contacted.  Unitarian House is committed to providing accommodation in the recruitment process to candidates with disabilities, upon request.

A copy of the job description can be found here.  Please apply by February 26th, via email to  joanne@cornerstones.ca

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Personal Support Worker - Casual/Part time - Hours vary

  • Registered Practical Nurse - Casual/Part Time - Hours vary

We offer a base hourly salary, competitive benefits package, RRSP matching, employee meal plan& more!

For more information on these employment opportunities check our page on Indeed.com:


Mail your resume & cover letter to:

Attention: Administrative & Marketing Manager

Unitarian House, 20 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3Z9


Email your resume to: retire@unitarianhouse.ca

Unitarian House welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Workplace information will be provided in an accessible format upon request. For more information, please call 613-722-6690


As an employer, Unitarian takes pride in its outstanding and dedicated staff. Many of our staff have worked 15 years or more, an indication of the job satisfaction of our employees and a factor in providing a sense of continuity for residents who are greeted and supported by familiar faces and voices.

Our staff are carefully selected, not only for the skills required to carry out the work but for overall personal suitability. Each staff member is expected to be friendly and patient under all circumstances, and workloads are designed to allow staff the time they need to provide for residents’ needs. All staff members are trained to treat residents with the dignity and respect they deserve. Take a stroll through our common living areas and you will hear the cheerful voices of staff and residents interacting with one another.

As per the Retirement Home Act, 2010:

All staff must have a clear Level 3 – Vulnerable Sector Check before hire. Click here for information.

All staff must also be screened for Tuberculosis before hire.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic:

All staff MUST NOT work at more than ONE healthcare facility. 

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