Community Health Worker (SSI/OGI) – Salt Spring and Outer Gulf Islands
Beacon Community Services
Victoria, BC
We are an award-winning and Accredited

not-for-profit that helps people and

improves lives through a range of programs

and services, including being Island Health

Authority’s sole provider of home support

care on Salt Spring Island and the Outer

Gulf Islands. We offer a competitive salary

and a rewarding, stimulating work

To help us deliver compassionate, efficient,

and quality Home Support care, we’re looking for energetic, positive Health Care Aides to join our

Community Health Worker team.

Note: Due to the nature of our service times, the ideal candidate will live on the Outer Gulf

Islands. Consideration may be given to candidates commuting from other Islands, or Crofton,

Duncan, or Nanaimo.
As an essential role in the Home Support Team this position will:

Assist clients with activities of daily living such as feeding, lifts and transfers, bathing, skin
care, oral hygiene, and toileting

Plan, prepare and serve meals

Perform delegated tasks as trained; such as catheter care, suppositories, applying non-sterile
dressings and implementing and maintaining exercise and mobilization routines

Administer pre-dosed medications to clients and provides medication reminders in
accordance with established policy

Observe clients and their environments and report unsafe conditions and behavioural,
physical and/or cognitive changes to supervisor

Complete and maintain related records and documentation; such as communication books,
and client reports

Perform housekeeping duties such as sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming, dusting,
washing dishes, and laundry

May occasionally be required to accompany clients on outings such as appointments,
shopping and leisure activities

Work independently in the community, with little or no direct supervision in client homes
providing care to clients with various abilities

Adhere to Beacon Community Services policies and procedures at all times

Travel between the Outer Gulf Islands as a requirement

Perform other related duties as assigned

Health Care Aide or Resident Care Attendant Certificate, Nursing education or equivalent
education as determined by the BC Care Aide & CHW Registry

A valid Registry Number from the BC Care Aide & CHW Registry (

Current First Aid Certification

Current WHMIS Certification

Current FOODSAFE or Food Handler’s Certificate

A valid driver’s license and vehicle

Access to a phone, computer and internet

Able to effectively use a computer and electronic devices

Knowledge and ability to operate mechanical lifts, following safe work procedures

Knowledge and understanding of pre-handling screens for client care

The safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is a priority of Beacon Community Services. We promote healthy and safe
working conditions in all of our operations. We are committed to continuously improving safety and it is essential to this
position. We further support safety through the active participation and co-operation of management, supervisors,
workers and joint occupational health and safety committees.

All interested applicants can Apply Now! quoting the position 2019-CHW(SSI-OGI). Please note
only those applicants who are selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.

All successful applicants will provide a clear Police Criminal Record Check and a Solicitor
General’s Criminal Record Check.

All successful applicants will provide a clear TB skin test or chest x-ray and a physician’s
waiver stating they can carry out the duties of the position.