Vancouver Coastal Health

Community Health Worker II (Health Care Assistant) - Rural Bella Coola

Job Description

Job Title: Community Health Worker II (Health Care Assistant) - Bella Coola
Work Site: Home Support, Bella Coola General Hospital - Bella Coola, BC
Status: Casual
Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $22.38 - $24.47 per hour

0730-1530/1330-2030/0730-1400; or as operationally required

Days off: Various

Reference#: 137262-atr


Come work as a Community Health Worker with the Bella Coola Home Support team with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


As a Community Health Worker with VCH you will:

  • Work under the direction of the Supervisor/Coordinator/Manager or delegate to provide home support services to clients.
  • Assist clients with the activities of daily living within varied settings to promote maximum independence, observe and documents on client’s health condition and environment, report significant and unsafe observations and provide support and guidance.
  • Provide input and feedback in the care planning process, assist in meeting the nutritional and elimination needs of clients, and perform delegated tasks under the Transfer of Function guidelines for clients in specific situations for which training has been provided.


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) 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. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.




Bella Coola sits in a mountain valley at the head of the North Bentinck Channel, 500 km north of Vancouver, with a population of about 1800 people. The community is at the end of a long, truly magnificent fjord, on the mainland coast of British Columbia. Bella Coola General Hospital has 10 acute bed, 5 long term care beds and a 3 bed emergency department open 24/7, along with a laboratory, diagnostic imaging services, Telehealth, Mental Health, Public Health, Home & Community Support Services.  Also within the hospital are a medical clinic and a pharmacy.



Education & Experience

  • Grade 10 plus graduation from a recognized Home Support/Resident Care Aide program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Drivers License. Local travel requires the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Home management skills.
  • Physical ability to carry out duties of the position
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others
  • Ability to operate required equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and 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 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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