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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

Apply Now Job ID 1228993 Date posted 03/25/2019
Job title :COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
Community :CRESTON
Facility :CRESTON VALLEY HOSPITAL
Status :PERMANENT PART TIME (0.81 FTE)
Position Summary

Creston Valley Hospital in Creston, BC is seeking two Permanent Part Time Community Health Workers to join their team! The ideal candidates have completed a health care assistant program, current registration with the BC Care Aide Registry, and a passion for providing resident-centered care.

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.

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

These are both permanent part time vacancies with fixed shift rotations. The first works 8 hours per day Friday and Saturday 07:00-15:30; 5 hours per day Sunday-Tuesday 16:30-21:30; 31 hours per week total. The second works 4 hours per day Wednesday to Sunday 07:00-11:00; 20 hours per week total.

Because you are required to use your own vehicle to travel to clients’ houses, we provide an insurance differential as well as reimbursing your mileage. This position also qualifies for our full comprehensive benefits plan including health and welfare benefits, paid vacation and sick time and a great pension.

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 the opportunity to work guaranteed paid hours with a fun and supportive team, apply today!

COMMUNITY PROFILE: The quiet community of Creston is located south of Kootenay Lake in the heart of the Rockies Region in Southeast BC and is nestled between the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains. Creston boasts many local Artisans with skills such as blacksmithing, pottery, quilting, broom-making and painting and display their creations at annual events such as the Arts and Culture Festival and Art Walk. If you are seeking to relocate, Creston has a complete range of services and facilities, which provide for a comfortable and satisfying lifestyle. Known as “The Valley of the Swans,” the Creston Valley is a breathtaking combination of snow-capped mountain peaks, fields of grain, deep clear lakes and wide-open spaces. Although primarily an agricultural centre with a focus on fruit production, the community’s economy is also dependent upon forestry, manufacturing, mining and tourism.


Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:
• 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 your CV or resume please upload a copy of your Health Care Aide certificate.*
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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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