Health Care Support Worker (Home Support) – Training Opportunity- Apply Now


Our organization is dedicated to establishing a workforce that accurately represents various demographic groups. We actively promote the submission of applications that represent diversity in terms 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 individual.

It is with great pride that Vancouver Coastal Health has been acknowledged as one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada for the year 2024.

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The remuneration proposed for this position is within the range of CAD $24.08 per hour. Job Description:
Join Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a Health Care Support Worker and obtain your Care Aide registration!

The Health Career Access Program (HCAP) is being utilized by Vancouver Coastal Health to recruit Health Care Support Workers. After successfully finishing the training opportunity, individuals who meet the requirements will be able to register as a Care Aide with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. Prospective participants who want to partake in this training opportunity commit to a 12-month tenure as regular Community Health Workers at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) following their graduation.

The funding for the training program will cover the entirety of pay, tuition, and books.

As a candidate for this job advertisement, you will be evaluated for positions at Home Support facilities throughout VCH for different groups commencing in 2023 and 2024. The allocation of schools to applicants will be determined by the availability of seats.

At Vancouver Coastal Health, as a Health Care Support Worker, your responsibilities will include:

Perform tasks under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or another healthcare professional who is regulated.
In accordance with the defined care plan and safety criteria, provide a range of non-direct and/or non-clinical healthcare services to clients, residents, relatives, and/or visitors in long-term care, assisted living, and home settings.

Academic background and professional background

Completion of English 10 or its equivalent is required for Grade 10. Academic transcripts demonstrating a minimum of three consecutive years of study or seven consecutive years of study conducted in a country with English language systems or institutions, where English is the primary, official language and the medium of instruction, are required. Alternatively, a standardized English language proficiency test administered by an authorized assessment center may also be required.
A Class V British Columbia driver’s license is required for the following locations: NorthShore, Sea to Sky, Sechelt, Powell River, and Bella Coola.
Knowledge and skills

Proficiency in both oral and written communication.
Proficiency in interpersonal communication.
The capacity to effectively arrange and coordinate tasks.
Physical capacity to perform the responsibilities of the role.
Proficiency in operating associated machinery.
In accordance with operational requirements and the provisions outlined in the Collective Agreement and relevant statutes, the hours of work, including days off, and work area may be subject to modification. Applicants who are deemed successful may be obligated to undergo a Criminal Records Review Check.

According to the prevailing Public Health Orders, effective from October 5, 2023, it is mandatory for all personnel employed by Vancouver Coastal Health to possess complete vaccination against COVID-19 or have been administered a solitary dosage of the latest and revised COVID-19 vaccine. Presenting evidence of immunization status will be necessary.

What are the reasons for joining Vancouver Coastal Health?

VCH is a globally renowned pioneer in the fields of medical treatment, research, and education, providing services to over one million citizens of British Columbia. At VCH, we prioritize innovative thinking, embracing calculated risks, and taking the initiative when we believe it will result in optimal outcomes for patients and their families. We extend an invitation to you to participate in our efforts to promote well-being in communities by demonstrating our dedication to providing care, our strong relationships to the communities we serve, and our collaborative work environment that distinguishes VCH as an exceptional workplace.

Full health benefits package, encompassing Minimum Support Price (MSP), extended health and dental coverage, and a municipal pension plan.
Advance your professional trajectory with employer-funded training and opportunities for leadership development.
Employees and their immediate families have access to a range of wellness assistance, such as counseling, critical incident support, and new wellness services.
Highly acclaimed recognition programs designed to honor and acknowledge staff, medical personnel, and volunteers.

VCH staff members are granted access to exclusive discount offers and promotions.
The principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to our objectives of establishing an extraordinary work environment and providing exceptional healthcare services. We recognize and adapt to distinct variations and implement specific measures to ensure that all potential and existing employees are provided with a chance to thrive.

Only those who have been selected as finalists will be contacted for this job opportunity.

***VCH employees are required to submit their applications electronically through the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub. At present, you are accessing the External Career Portal. For details on accessing internal job ads and applying as an employee, please visit the website Employees of VCH who submit their applications using this external platform will be regarded as external candidates. The concept of seniority will not be applicable.***