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Community Health Worker
Location:Grand Forks
Facility:BOUNDARY HOSPITAL
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Competition #:01357232
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:UFCW
Facility:BOUNDARY HOSPITAL
Department:BCC HOME SUPPORT WORKERS
Reports To:HOME SUPPORT SUPERVISOR/MANAGER
Hourly Wage:$21.48 - $23.49
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

We are currently seeking Community Health Workers to join our team in Grand Forks. Do you pride yourself on your positive attitude and strong work ethics? Are you dedicated to delivering patient-centered care? If the answer is 'yes' then we want to hear from you!

As a Community Health Worker, you will work as part of a dynamic team of Nurses and LPNs who support Community Clients’ independence and ability to stay at home. Community Health Workers provide home support services to clients, by assisting with personal care and daily living, while promoting maximum independence. Community Health Workers are key players in the home health care plan for each client.

These are Casual opportunities. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements may vary to a maximum of 40 hours per week. We service clients between 08:00 to 21:30 so as a casual you may be called for day and evening shifts within that timeframe depending on the needs of the department.

We are currently seeking several new casual employees for both pre-booked and short call shifts; we require applicants with both day and evening availability several days a week but at this time we are particularly seeking applicants with day shift availability. Experience with mental health and dementia clients would be an asset as well.

Typical duties include:

• Activities of daily personal care, such as bathing, dressing, grooming and oral hygiene
• Household duties related to maintaining a safe and healthy environment in the home
• Meal preparation in accordance with designated plans
• Assistance with mobility and transfers
• Observing and reporting changes in client behaviour and condition
• Performing delegated tasks according with training and procedures

For people with certain health issues, age-related limitations or other disabilities, managing everyday tasks can be challenging. The support that we provide through the Home Support program enables clients to recover or simply remain at home rather than in a hospital or care facility – in many cases our visits can be the highlight of their day!

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Everyone plays a role in the care continuum. If you are looking for an opportunity to do meaningful work supporting your clients while working with a great team, Grand Forks home support is the place for you. Apply today!

• We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
• Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
 
Qualifications

• Grade 12
• Graduation from a recognized Resident Care Aide/Home Support Worker Program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience
• BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker registry (please include your number)
• Current valid BC Drivers’ License and use of a reliable vehicle

*Along with a copy of your CV (or resume) please provide a copy of your certificate.*

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT