Health Care Support Worker
Amica Senior Lifestyles
Victoria, BC, CA
2d ago

Amica is hiring

Health Care Support Worker

Full Time

Health Career Access Program - Become a health care assistant!

Work and Train at Amica on the Gorge

Amica on the Gorge

The Health Career Access Program is a government funded program that pays you to train in-school and on the job to become a Health Care Assistant (HCA).

Amica on the Gorge is recruiting for 6 Health Care Assistant Trainees to join this program this spring. Information about the program and the Health Care Assistant job description is listed below.

Work in the health care sector

COVID-19 has increased the need for additional staff in long-term care and assisted living services. Typically, these positions require prior experience and education.

The Health Career Access Program provides a path for applicants with no health care experience to get hired and receive on-the-job training.


Health care support workers will be paid $785 a week while attending class or participating in clinical training as part of the education program.

The Health Career Access Program happens in three stages.

Stage 1 : Start as a health care support worker

Once you receive and accept your offer of employment, work and training will begin.

Health care support worker

Health care support workers are supervised by registered nurses or other regulated health care professionals. They provide a variety of critical non-clinical, non-direct care supports to patients and residents.

Typical duties include :

Participating as an integral member of a healthcare delivery team Establishing a caring relationship with clients, residents and families Providing support and assistance with mealtime activities Providing support and assistance in carrying out activities Performing housekeeping duties Greeting and directing visitors Restocking supplies Completing and maintaining relevant records

Health care support workers earn $20.95 an hour.

Required qualifications


Grade 10, including the successful completion of English 10, or equivalency


Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing Ability to establish and maintain relationships with clients, residents and coworkers Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position Ability to operate related equipment

Stage 2 : Complete basic training and onboarding

All newly hired health care support workers must complete a provincially standardized training and onboarding program. This is provided by your employer.

You will be paid for your time and any course fees will be covered.

Stage 3 : Become a health care assistant

After you complete basic training, you enter a structured education program to become a health care assistant that you complete while you are working.

The program is delivered as a partnership between your employer and an established post-secondary institution It will take about a year to complete and is provided to you at no cost

Health care support workers will be paid $785 a week while attending class or participating in clinical training as part of the education program.

It is mandatory that participants successfully complete the health care assistant training program.

Employees who do not undertake the health care assistant training are not be eligible to work as a health care support workers and have their salary paid by the Province

On completion of the program, you earn a recognized post-secondary credential and are eligible to register as a health care assistant.

Health care assistants can work across B.C. in long-term care and assisted living facilities, provide community home support and contribute to care that is delivered in acute care hospital settings.

Heath Care Assistant Pathway

HCA program tuition, fees and expenses (e.g. books) will be paid by the government.

There are two options for the program including a fulltime and part time plan.

Check out the link below to see more information.

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