Vancouver Coastal Health

Health Career Access Program (HCAP) – Care Aide Training Opportunity

Job Description

Job Title: Health Care Support Worker - Training Opportunity
Work Site:

Various Long Term Care/Assisted Living sites in BC:

Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver, Squamish, Sechelt, Powell River, Bella Bella


Training Program

Training will include online course modules/on site work experience.

Training Duration:12-18 months; course start date varies depending on site.

$20.95 per hour; training is paid via weekly stipend.

Tuition, books, and course fees are covered as a part of the program.

Hours: Hours and days of work/training may vary. 
Reference#: 138265-atr


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). Through HCAP, successful candidates will complete online and in person training as well as in person rotations as a Health Care Support Worker. Upon completing the training opportunity successful candidates will be eligible to be registered as a Care Aide with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. Funding will consist of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program. Apply today to take advantage of this unique opportunity!


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.


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.



Education & Experience

  • Grade 10, including successful completion of English 10 or equivalency.

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.

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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