Vancouver Coastal Health

Community Care Assistant (Community Health Worker)

Job Description

Job Title: Community Care Assistant (Community Health Worker) 
Work Site: Home Support - West Vancouver, BC 
Status: Regular Part Time (0.75 FTE)
Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $23.27 - $25.45 per hour
Hours:

Period of Availability: 0800-1600

Days off: Sunday and Monday

Reference#: 149781-pni

 

Come work as a Community Care Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

 

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Community Health Worker to join the North Shore Home Support team in North Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team! Community Health Workers are a core part of our communities as caregivers and make a significant impact on the quality of life of their clients and patients.  We reimburse mileage between client visits, ferry travel cost (if applicable) and difference between “To and From work” and “Business” class insurance coverage.

 

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 Care Assistant at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Work under the direction of the Supervisor/Coordinator/Manager or delegate to provide home support services to clients.
  • Assist clients with varied levels of care, observe, and report significant changes in the client’s presentation.
  • Collaborate 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).
  • Motivate, encourage, and involve clients in their care.
  • Provide input and feedback in the care planning process to the health care team.

New grads of the Health Care Assistant program are welcome to apply!


Community Health Workers at Vancouver Coastal Health operate within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization.


QUALIFICATIONS:

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.
  • Valid BC Drivers License. Local travel requires the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of client-centered care and promoting independence.
  • Demonstrates correct use of body-mechanics and knowledge of injury prevention.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate mechanical lifts, following safe work procedures.
  • Knowledge in workplace violence prevention including personal safety techniques.
  • Knowledge of patient centered care with people with dementia.
  • Demonstrated ability to practice from a harm reduction approach.
  • Basic technology literacy and ability to operate a computerized client care information system and cellular phone.
  • 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).
  • Basic knowledge of self-care and motivational support.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply culturally safe and competent care, including when working with Indigenous peoples.
  • Ability to organize workload priorities within a team environment.
  • Ability to take direction from the health care team and clients.
  • Ability to perform home management skills (e.g. vacuuming, sweeping, preparing meals, etc.).
  • Ability to motivate clients and encourage progression through therapeutic goals.
  • Ability to respond effectively and appropriate in a workplace setting.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

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.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


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 https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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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