Vancouver Coastal Health

Health Care Support Worker (Home Support) - Training Opportunity

Job ID 2023-94537
City Vancouver
Work Location
520 West 6th
Health Career Access Program – Home Support (Care Aide) - Training Opportunity - Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Sechelt, Powell River, Squamish, Bella Coola
Work Area
Various Home Support sites in BC (Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Sechelt, Powell River, Squamish)
Supplementary Job Title
Training Opportunity
Home Worksite
71 - Vancouver Home Support
Additional Sites
Various Home Support sites in BC (Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Sechelt, Powell River, Squamish)
Labour Agreement
Community Subsector
307 - Community BCGEU (40 Hr)
Position Type
Other Relief
Job Status
Temporary Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Community Health Services
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $24.08/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $24.08/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Work Schedule Details
Days and hours of work may vary as operationally required
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


The salary range for this position is CAD $24.08/Hr. - CAD $24.08/Hr.

Job Summary

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). Upon completing the training opportunity, successful candidates will be eligible to register as a Care Aide with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. Candidates accepting this training opportunity agree to remain with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as regular Community Health Workers for 12 months subsequent to graduating.


Funding will consist of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program.


As an applicant to this job posting, you will be considered for seats at Home Support sites across VCH for various cohorts starting between 2023 and 2024. Applicants will be assigned schools based on seat availability. 


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.


Education & Experience

  • Grade 10, including successful completion of English 10 or equivalency. Transcripts showing 3 years consecutive, or 7 years non-consecutive study within a country with English language systems / institutions (where English is a primary, official language and the language used for education) – OR – Standardized English language proficiency test from an authorized assessment centre.
  • Valid Class V BC Driver’s License (for NorthShore, Sea to Sky, Sechelt, Powell River, and Bella Coola only).

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.

Closing Statement

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, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


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

Equity, diversity, 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 online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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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