Acute care leaders oversee hiring and training of program participants, making them essential HCAP partners.

Health care support workers (HCSWs) hold temporary, full-time (casual) status positions providing non-direct, non-clinical care while completing a provincially standardized training and onboarding program delivered by worksite staff. Following a period of work, health care support workers enter the Health Care Assistant Program at an established post-secondary institution, coordinated by the Fraser Health HCAP team.

It will take the health care support worker 12 months to complete the health care assistant training.

When the health care support worker graduates, they will register with the B.C. Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry and will be ready to apply for health care assistant roles as they complete their 12-month Return of Service agreement. HCSWs may be hired by their primary worksite as a health care assistant on their casual list while they apply for available vacancies. They may apply at other Fraser Health sites if they are unable to find regular work at their primary site.

Salary and stipend costs are provided to Fraser Health to administer through the duration of the program.


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