Home & Community Care Worker

Position Summary:

Provide home care support to the Nation’s members who require additional help to maintain a healthy standard of living given their medical state, on an on-call basis.

Culture Commitment

The Home Community Care upholds the culture of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations by providing services that demonstrate the worth and respect of the Nation’s members. This position strives to create a healthy and supportive community that values and recognizes huu-piits-tulth (helping one another).
Duties and Responsibilities:

Home Care Support

➢ Assist patient with completing personal care and hygiene routines.
➢ Perform healthcare-related tasks, such as administering medication, monitoring vital signs, changing bandages and dressings, and assisting with exercise and physiotherapy plans.
➢ Perform housekeeping duties, such as preparing meals, feeding or assisting with feeding, laundry, and household cleaning that maintains sanitary conditions in the home environment.
➢ Provide companionship for the patients.
➢ Transport patients to scheduled healthcare appointments outside of the home, if necessary.
➢ Educate and advise the patient and their family members regarding appropriate home care support and consult with the family members to ensure that these needs are being met.
➢ Stay current on the patient’s health and care needs and liaison with healthcare professionals, if necessary.
➢ Advocate on behalf of the patients for additional service and resources, as required.
➢ Track and maintain a record of home care support being provided to the patients.

Qualifications:
Education, training and certificates

➢ High School Diploma
➢ Graduate from a recognized Care Aid Program
➢ Registered with the BC Care Aid & Community Health Worker Registry
➢ Valid BC Driver’s License

Knowledge, skills, abilities, and attributes

➢ Knowledge:
o Human health, healthcare practices, health legislations
➢ Skills and abilities:
o Organizational skills, verbal communication skills, time management, interpersonal skills, housekeeping skills
➢ Attributes:
o Confidentiality, professional conduct, sound judgement, tactful and respectful, diplomacy, empathy, sympathy, customer-oriented, trust, integrity

Additional assets

➢ Preference for a qualified Aboriginal candidate
➢ Must possess a clear criminal record check for the vulnerable services sector.
➢ Clear driver’s abstract
➢ Food Safe Certificate
➢ First Aid Certificate

Working Environment:
Work Conditions

➢ Works onsite at patients personal housing units.
➢ Exposed to high-stress and highly sensitive situations, where volatile public may be involved.

Physical requirements

➢ Good health, allowing one to perform physical tasks throughout the day, including bending, lifting, carrying, walking.
➢ Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time and lift or carry items over 20lbs.
➢ Must be able to be mobile and visit personal housing locations that can only be accessed by stairs or rough, uneven ground.

Travel requirements

➢ Frequent travel by car or boat.

Company: 

Tla o qui aht First Nation

Location: 

Tofino

Contact Info: 

This posting is on-going

Submit your resume, covering letter, and references to:

PO Box 18 Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Email: jobs@tla-o-qui-aht.org Fax: 250.725.3352 Or drop at the office in a sealed envelope at #1119 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino