Vancouver Coastal Health

Adult & Older Adult Program Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: Adult & Older Adult Program Assistant
Work Site: Vancouver Community Casual Pool, 520 West 6th Avenue - Vancouver, BC
Status: Casual
Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $20.50 - $22.64 per hour
Hours: Various
Reference#: 147964-ndh


Come work as a Program Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health!

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for a Program Assistant to join the Vancouver Community team. Apply today to join our team! As the Adult & Older Adult Program Assistant you will provide clerical and program support for the program services and staff.



Education & Experience

  • Grade 12, supplemented by standard commercial and related computer courses, plus two years recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Proven/accurate data entry/keyboarding/word processing skills, including layout and organization of documents and demonstrated ability to create and work with spreadsheets, utilizing a variety of software applications.
  • Working knowledge and/or willingness to learn the program specific computer system.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and some independent judgement in carrying out duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to multi-task, to work independently with minimal direction, to problem solve, to take initiative, to anticipate potential problems/conflicts and take appropriate actions, to organize and prioritize work and to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish/maintain satisfactory work relationships with public, volunteers and other employees, to deal tactfully/effectively with co-workers, public, elderly/confused/demanding clients and staff from other agencies, to maintain confidentiality and to communicate effectively both verbally (via phone and in person) and in writing.
  • Must be able to work within a team environment and to adapt to constant changes.
  • Must demonstrate good attention to detail.
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to be flexible.

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.


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

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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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