Seeking community-minded practitioners to join our team at Heart & Hands Health Collective!

Our practice is expanding and we are seeking a variety of community-minded practitioners to join our team!

We are looking for individuals who are social justice oriented, and interested in working with populations that may not have extended health benefits and/or those who are typically under-served by many holistic health services in Victoria.

Heart & Hands Health Collective is a grassroots, locally-owned and community-focused Community Acupuncture & Holistic Health clinic. THIS SUMMER we will be moving to our new location, 2612 Quadra St. in the heart of Quadra Village. We will be sharing our new location with our sister business, Green Muse Herbs.

AND, we are looking to expand our affordable, accessible holistic offerings!

Serving the community since 2010, Heart & Hands provides hundreds of streamlined acupuncture sessions each month, in a supportive group setting, all at an accessible sliding scale (currently $30-60/session). We also offer affordable Cupping Therapy sessions as a compliment to our acupuncture services at $40-70 sliding scale. Community Acupuncture’s affordability, accessibility and inclusiveness makes it a profound tool for positive social change. Community Acupuncture reaches the segment of our community that is often priced-out of accessing higher-cost private practice acupuncture.

Green Muse Herbs is an herbal apothecary, specialized in farm-direct medicinal herbs and handcrafted plant medicines, which we offer to our local community along side custom herbal formulating, compounding and dispensing. We are passionate about sourcing practices that prioritize the care of the land, its peoples, and the plants we’re harvesting from. Understanding that all herbal knowledge is cultural knowledge, we seek to build cross-cultural solidarity and healthy communities through accessible plant medicine education.

We look forward to cocreating a welcoming, inclusive, accessible and culturally grounded wellness hub in the heart of Quadra Village!

We are looking for the following modalities

  • Registered Massage Therapy
  • Clinical Counselling
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Clinical/Cultural Herbalist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Holistic Body Worker
  • Holistic Spa Practitioner
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • And any other established practitioner who would be a fit for the culture and values of our grassroots, community-focused organization
  • Our core Community Acupuncture offering is currently fully staffed, we are not looking for acupuncturists at this time
  • Practitioners would be independent contractors

General criteria of suitable candidates

  • 1 year minimum of independent practice in the community and in the process of establishing a client base.
  • We are prioritizing candidates who are consistently available on a weekly basis for the duration of 6 months (length of contract). Candidates with more intermittent availability will be considered only after we have established a core team of practitioners.
  • As we are a community health care setting, candidates will practice and maintain public health measures (including and not limited to wearing masks) to protect our medically vulnerable practitioners, staff and clients. 
  • Punctual, organized, effective communication skills.
  • Being trauma informed.
  • Offering sustainable sliding scale rates rooted in an understanding of the socio-economic barriers to accessing care.
  • Committed to ongoing social justice, community care, mutual aid and its significance within the social determinants of health.
  • Open-mindedness and willingness to serve a diverse client-base from all walks of life – meeting clients where they are at, and finding innovative ways to provide accessible options for treatment to those who need it.
  • Motivated to build and grow a practice in parallel with our bustling, busy Community Acupuncture practice and Herbal Apothecary.
  • Team ethic – participation in staff meetings, collective marketing, keeping communal spaces clean and organized, etc.
  • A commitment to ongoing decolonial learning through your respective practice/modality.

What we offer

  • A 10′ x 8′ room for consultations (counselling, herbal medicine, etc.)
  • TWO 10′ x 11′ rooms for body work, including massage table and massage chair
  • Monthly fixed rental rate
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Internal referrals
  • Structured marketing and outreach opportunities
  • Established blog, social media presence and email newsletter
  • Each room equipped with an air purifier
  • WIFI, phone & printer
  • A Square reader in each room for debit & credit payments
  • JaneApp online booking and charting
  • On-site laundry
  • Communal staff room
  • Custom Western Herbal compounding
  • Neighbouring TCM Herbal apothecary (Spring Wellness, 2604 Quadra St)
  • Neighbouring Physiotherapy clinic (Cedar & Sage, 2602 Quadra St) for cross-referral opportunities

Requirements

  • If applicable, must have proof of a valid BC registration/license in good standing with your respective governing body.
  • Must have own liability coverage.
  • Please review our Collective Agreements & Policies document to determine whether our organizational culture is a fit for you and your values.

How to apply

Interested individuals, please email in PDF format to info@heartandhandscommunity.ca, and use the subject line, Join Our Team. Please include:

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest
  • Two references

Thank you for your interest. please no DMs (FB/IG), walk-ins or phone calls. Our apologies but we won’t respond to inquiries that don’t include the required items.

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