Home Support leaders oversee hiring and training of program participants, making them essential HCAP partners.
Health Care Support Workers hold temporary, full-time (casual) status positions providing non-direct, non-clinical care while completing a provincially standardized training and onboarding program delivered by regional and local home support community staff. Following a period of work, health care support workers enter the Health Career Assess Program at an established post-secondary institution, coordinated by the Fraser Health HCAP team.
It will take the health care support worker 6-9 months to complete the community health worker training. From start to finish about 2 years are required when including the Return of Service.
Since health care support workers attend a full-time program, they will be scheduled for paid on the job training during their semester breaks.
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 community health worker roles as they complete their 12-month Return of Service agreement. Typically, they will rejoin their hiring team on their casual list and apply for available vacancies.
Salary and stipend costs are provided to Fraser Health to administer through the duration of the program.