Vancouver Coastal Health

Community Health Worker - New ABI Team

Job Description

Job Title: Community Health Worker - New ABI Team
Work Site: Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Transitional Housing, George Pearson Centre - Vancouver, BC   
Status: Regular Part Time (0.66 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $23.27 - $25.45 per hour
Hours:

0700-1900 / 1900-0700

Days Off: Rotating

Reference#: 177602-jzh

 

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

 

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Community Health Worker to join the ABI Transitional Housing Program in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

 

A new, innovative, and exciting Community Health Worker position! You will support a regional ABI Transitional Housing Program that has been co-designed in collaboration with specialists from across VCH, including brain injury, rehabilitation, substance use, mental health and safety. This is the first program of its kind in BC - one that provides a healing, client-driven ("meeting the client where they are at" and "nothing about me without me"), transitional location for people after their acute brain injury and hospitalization. As part of an interdisciplinary team in a community program you will care for clients throughout their stay including transitions and outreach to the community. The ABI program also emphasizes a supportive and innovative environment to learn and expand your knowledge and expertise. As the Community Health Worker you are passionate about helping those most impacted by the housing and toxic drug supply crises and working within a team-based care environment that emphasizes trauma informed, harm reduction and culturally safe care. Be part of a new program that will provide hope at a critical moment.

 

As a Community Health Worker at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Work under the direction of the health care team to provide 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.

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
  • 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.

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.

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 our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

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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