ABORIGINAL APPLICANTS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER IN THE KOOTENAY REGIONApply Now Job ID 1250881 Date posted 04/19/2019
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Interior Health is a health equity employer focused on engaging with Aboriginal people, communities, and partners. We are committed to building an Aboriginal workforce representation reflective of the population within the Interior and to the delivery of culturally sensitive health care services.
We are accepting applications for the Community Health Worker role within various worksites located within the Interior Health geographical area and we invite eligible applicants to apply.
Aboriginal people include status, non-status First Nation, Métis and Inuit people. Only those Aboriginal persons who come from Canada should identify themselves as belonging to this designated group.
Kootenay region, please click here for a full list of communities in this region:
A Community Health Aide (CHW) is a Health Care Assistant who works in a community based setting. CHWs provide one-to-one 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.
When you apply, please ensure you include the following documentation with your application:
• Completion of Certificates (i.e. Resident Care Aide, Home Support Worker, etc)
• BC Care Aide/Community Health Worker registration number
• Current valid BC driver’s license
• Your resume
• A cover letter whichmustinclude the following:
A) your preferred choice of city/town/community
B) your availability to start in a new position
C) schedule of availability for on-call, casual work (i.e. days of the week you're available to work)
D) Aboriginal self-identification per above eligible definition
• Grade 12
• Graduation from a recognized Resident Care Aide/Home Support Worker Program
• OR an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience
• Current valid BC Driver’s license
Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others
• Ability to operate related equipment
• Ability to organize and prioritize
• Physical ability to perform job duties
Many of our opportunities are Casual in nature. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements can vary from Zero to 37.5 hours per week. Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual on-call positions and lead to regular employment.
Not ready to apply yet?
Did you know Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal using the above definition, you can request assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing.
Send an email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca and our Aboriginal Employment Advisor will contact you.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.
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