Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Community Health Worker 2 (Health Care Assistant / Care Aide)

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Community Health Worker 2
    Work Site: Home Support - Powell River, BC
    Status: Casual
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $21.48 - $23.49 per hour
    Hours: Various
    Reference#: 121747-jta

     

    ABOUT POWELL RIVER, BC:

     

    On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.

     

    On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.

     

    JOB SUMMARY:

     

    Community Health Workers are a core part of our communities as caregivers and make a significant impact on the quality of life of their clients and patients.

     

    As a Community Health Worker 2 at Vancouver Coastal Health you will make your impact by:

     

    • Providing home support services to clients while working under the direction of the Supervisor/Coordinator/Manager or delegate.
    • Assisting clients with the activities of daily living within varied settings to promote maximum independence.
    • Observing and documenting on your clients’ health conditions and environment, reporting significant and unsafe observations and providing support and guidance.
    • Providing input and feedback in the care planning process.
    • Assisting in meeting the nutritional and elimination needs of clients.
    • Performing additional delegated tasks under the Transfer of Function guidelines for clients in specific situations for which training has been provided.

    New grads of the Health Care Assistant program are welcome to apply!


    Community Health Workers at Vancouver Coastal Health operate within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization.



    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education & Experience

    • Grade 10, graduation from a recognized Home Support/Resident Care Aide program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Valid BC Drivers License. Local travel requires the use of a personal vehicle.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Home management skills.
    • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
    • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally in writing.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize.
    • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
    • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

     

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