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Competition #:00500607
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Hourly Wage:$18.95 - $20.72
Comments:Join Interior Health.. a career that makes a real difference!

Position Summary

Are you a Community Health Worker looking for a dynamic team environment with a focus on care and your community? If you answered “Yes”, we have a position for you as a Community Health Worker in Revelstoke.

Nestled high in the Monashee Mountains, next to Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Park, the community of Revelstoke boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in British Columbia. Historically a railroad town, Revelstoke prides itself on its rich heritage and scenic ambiance. Logging, mining, transportation, government services and tourism form the basis of the town’s economy. Recreational opportunities abound for the outdoor enthusiast here including backcountry hiking, ski touring, heli-skiing, and river rafting.

Exciting Opportunity:

As the Community Health Worker you will provide home support services to clients by assisting with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming and oral hygiene while promoting maximum independence. You will perform delegated tasks according to written procedures for which training has been completed and in accordance with the Interior Health Personal Assistance Guidelines such as:

• Perform and/or assist clients with ambulation and/or transfers utilizing mechanical aids when designated.
• Perform and/or assist clients with procedures such as medication regimes, non-sterile dressing application, exercise programs, application and removal of prosthetic devices, assisting with ventilation devices and bronchial hygiene techniques etc., in accordance with the Interior Health Personal Assistance Guidelines.
• Support the individual’s right to independence, privacy and dignity by assisting with tasks or portion of tasks, only to the degree needed.
• Demonstrate and provide information to clients’ related to their personal care, nutrition, activation and self help skills.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements can vary from 0 - 37.5 hrs/week.

Education, Training and Experience:

Grade 12
Graduation from a recognized Resident Care Aide/Home Support Worker Program (please upload certificate)
Current valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License
BC Care Aide / Community Health Worker registry (please include your number)

Skills and Abilities:

• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to deal with others effectively
• Ability to organize and prioritize
• Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients
• Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
• Home management skills
• Ability to operate related equipment.

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