Vancouver Coastal Health

Health Care Support Worker (Long-Term Care) - Training Opportunity - HCAP - Bella Bella

Job ID 2024-122161
City Bella Bella
Work Location
Heiltsuk Hospital
Health Career Access Program – Long Term Care (Care Aide) - Training Opportunity - Bella Bella
Work Area
Heiltsuk Hospital
Supplementary Job Title
Training Opportunity
Home Worksite
64 - Heiltsuk Hospital
Labour Agreement
Facilities Subsector
100 - Facilities HEU
Position Type
Other Relief
Job Status
Temporary Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Patient Care Support Services
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $24.80/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $24.80/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Position Start Date
As soon as possible, dependent on school availability


Vancouver Coastal Health is looking to hire Health Care Support Workers via the Health Career Access Program (HCAP). Upon completing the training opportunity, successful candidates will be eligible to register as a Care Aide with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. 
Candidates accepting this training opportunity agree to remain with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as regular Care Aides for 12 months subsequent to graduating.
Funding will consist of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program. 
Applicants will be assigned schools based on seat availability.


The salary range for this position is CAD $24.80/Hr. - CAD $24.80/Hr.

Job Summary


Come work as a Health Care Support Worker and earn your Care Aide registration with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking to hire Health Care Support Workers via the Health Career Access Program (HCAP). Upon completing the training opportunity, successful candidates will be eligible to register as a Care Aide with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. 


The Long-term Care and Assisted Living  (HCAP LTC) program requires a total commitment of 1.5 to 2 years. Successful candidates are expected to be available 37.5 hours a week including mornings, evenings, and weekends during the program. They may also work as healthcare support workers for up to six months before starting school. The education portion of the program typically consists of eight months. After graduation, employees are required to fulfill the Return of Service Agreement for 12 months.


Funding will consist of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program.

As an applicant to this job posting, you will be considered for seats at Long Term Care sites across VCH for various cohorts starting between 2024 and 2025. Applicants will be assigned schools based on seat availability. 

As a Health Care Support Worker at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Work under the direction of a Registered Nurse or another regulated healthcare professional.
  • Perform a variety of non-direct and/or non-clinical healthcare supports to clients, residents, families, and/or visitors in long term care, assisted living and home settings in accordance with the established care plan and safety requirements.



Education & Experience

  • Proof of Grade 10 completion (or equivalent)
  • For applicants with three years of full-time instruction in English: English 10 completion or equivalent. For applicants with less than three years of full-time instruction in English: Standardized English language proficiency test score. If English is not your first language an English test may be required.  HCA-Minimum-Program-Entry-Requirements.pdf (

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

Closing Statement

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and 'going first' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

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

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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.



Bella Bella is a beautiful island community off the central coast of British Columbia, 690 km north of Vancouver. It is surrounded by a magical world of channels, inlets and old growth forest. It is home to salmon, orcas, humpbacks, bald eagles and the other denizens of the Pacific Northwest. The climate is mild and the area is a paradise for kayaking, sport fishing, hiking and photography.


The Heiltsuk Hospital in Bella Bella has 7 acute beds, 7 long term care beds and a 4-bed emergency department open 24/7, along with Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging services. It offers telehealth services as well as speciality clinics. Heiltsuk Hospital also has an Intensive Case Management team for mental health and substance use. There is a medical clinic and a pharmacy located in the hospital. The healthcare team consists of Physicians, RNs, LPNs, PCAs, Laboratory and Radiology Technologists, Combined Lab/X-Ray Technologists, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Assistants, and Support Services Personnel.


Heiltsuk Hospital is located on the traditional territories of the Heiltsuk Nation. It is one of the only provincial hospitals located on a reserve in all of Canada.


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