Vancouver Coastal Health

Community Care Assistant (Community Health Worker)

Job Description

Job Title: Community Care Assistant (Community Health Worker)
Work Site: Home Support Van - South Team
Status: Casual (0 FTE)
Start Date: OCT 28, 2020
Salary: $22.38 - $24.47 per hour
Hours: Various Times
Reference#: 135165-cos


Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Community Care Assistant works under the direction of the health care team to provide home support services to clients. Assists clients with varied levels of care, observes, and reports significant changes in the client’s presentation. Collaborates with the health care team, clients and their caregivers to maximize independence with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). Motivates, encourages, and involves clients in their care. Provides input and feedback in the care planning process to the health care team.



Education & Experience
Graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant Program. Current/Active Registration with BC Community Health Worker and Care Aide Registry. Experience interacting with persons with dementia, geriatric and/or palliative population will be an asset.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Basic knowledge of client-centered care and promoting independence
Knowledge and ability to operate mechanical lifts, following safe work procedures
Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system.
Basic knowledge of self-care and motivational support
Demonstrates correct use of body-mechanics and knowledge of injury prevention.
Communicates effectively and in a culturally safe manner with client, caregivers and health care team.
Demonstrates proficiency in verbal, nonverbal, and written skills through a variety of communication methods (e.g. paper and/or electronic chart, telephone and in-person).
Ability to organize workload priorities within a team environment.
Ability to take direction from the health care team and clients
Home management skills.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Knowledge of Gentle Persuasion Approach Techniques (GPA)
Ability to motivate clients and encourage progression through therapeutic goals
Ability to respond effectively and appropriate in a workplace setting.

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 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.***

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