Community Health Worker II, IHART (Integrated Homelessness Action Response Team)

City Hope / Agassiz / Harrison Hot Springs / Kent
Job ID 2022-12277
General and Clinical Support - Nursing Support
Posting Date
1 month ago(5/11/2022 10:05 PM)
Employment Type
Full Time
FTE
1.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630/1200-2000
Program/Service
Overdose Response and Vulnerable Populations

Why Fraser Health?

We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. A 2022 BC Top Employer, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.

 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Community Health Worker II to join IHART (Integrated Homelessness Action Response Team) in the Fraser East region located from Chilliwack to Hope, B.C. If you are passionate about helping others, then consider this rewarding opportunity as the next step in your career!

 

 The IHART (Integrated Homelessness Action Response Teams) provide integrated, coordinated health services to members of our population who have inadequate or unstable housing. Utilizing a hands-on and direct approach of meeting individuals where they are currently situated means that IHART connects with individuals who are unsheltered, in shelters, in homeless encampments, and/or supportive housing environments. IHART is comprised of multidisciplinary teams capable of responding to health, mental health, and substance use issues including health promotion and prevention. Teams will also support continuity of care by providing cohesive linkages to primary care, and Specialized Community Services Programs (SCSP) such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams and specialized care services focused on seniors. IHART addresses a broad spectrum of health care concerns, including new and chronic conditions, by enabling supportive wrap-around care for those greatest in need and who have, historically, had the least access to services due to inadequate or unstable housing.

 

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. 

 

Effective October 26th 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

 

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Detailed Overview

Assists clients with the activities of daily living to promote maximum independence; provides personal care, housekeeping and home management activities; performs delegated duties in accordance with program guidelines, policies and procedures.

Responsibilities


  1. Assists clients and families in establishing and maintaining self-sufficiency and independence by following an established care plan.

  2. Provides personal care such as bathing, skin care, grooming, oral hygiene and mobilization; performs delegated tasks for which transfer of function training has been completed such as catheter care or implementing established exercise routines.

  3. Performs housekeeping tasks, as per the care plan, including cleaning, laundry, mopping and sweeping to maintain a healthy, safe environment in the home.

  4. Works as a team member with professional staff; reports any unsafe conditions and/or changes in a client's condition/behaviour and/or living arrangements to appropriate staff.

  5. Demonstrates methods and provides basic information to clients in relation to personal care, housekeeping and home management activities, in accordance with established care plans.

  6. Follows care plan related to meal preparation instructions including setting up, preparing and serving meals; monitors and records client's food intake.

  7. Observes the behaviour, appearance and condition of family members and/or other individuals who maintain safe and supportive care of those clients in their own home; reports changes in the support system to the appropriate professional.

  8. Maintains strict confidentiality of information gained as a result of the employment relationship; exchange of information cannot occur without the authorization of the manager, Home Health/Support or designate.

  9. Participates in quality improvement activities by maintaining current knowledge and compliance with all Home Health and Home Support guidelines, policies and procedures.

  10. Completes and maintains related records and documentation, as per established policies, procedures and guidelines.

  11. Participates and attends various in-services and staff development meetings, as required.

  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Grade 12, plus a Home Support/Resident Care Aide certificate, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities


  • Home management skills.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize.

  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.

  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.

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