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In partnership with the B.C. Ministry of Health, Fraser Health is hiring Health Care Support Workers (HCSW) and supporting them to become qualified as registered Health Care Assistants / Community Health Workers through the Health Careers Access Program (HCAP).

The Health Career Access Program (HCAP) provides a path for applicants with no health care experience to get hired and receive paid employer-sponsored health care assistant training as part of their employment. 


“I am so grateful for the HCAP program. After an intense battle with cancer, I wanted to do something more meaningful with my time and life. This is a perfect fit!



Health Care Support Worker

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Learn about the roles

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 health care 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 $21.37 an hour
Health care assistants are members of the health care team who provide personal care in a variety of health care settings including acute care hospitals, assisted living facilities, group homes, long-term care and community care.

They are supervised by registered nurses or other regulated health care professionals and follow established care plans to provide personal care such as bathing, grooming, dressing, assisting with meals and oral hygiene.

Other duties include:
  • Helping in the delivery of nursing care, including taking temperature, pulse and respiration readings
  • Documenting information on a patient’s chart
  • Responding to call bells/alarms in hospital settings
  • Observing and monitoring patient progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reporting significant observations
  • Utilizing mechanical aides (specialty beds, lifts, wheelchairs and stretchers) to transport patients
  • Providing assistance with positioning, lifting and/or transferring patients using established lifting/safety techniques
  • Maintaining a clean and safe environment for patients and staff

Learn more about these exciting opportunities and apply today. 

Becoming a Community Health Worker
Health Career Access Program
New hires start as a health care support worker providing non-direct, non-clinical care in home support, long-term care or assisted living setting, and engage in paid training to work as a community health worker upon successful completion of the program.
Health Career Access Program
What to expect
Watch this presentation from our Talent Acquisition team to learn about your journey through the HCAP program, what to expect, education requirements, and how to get started with your application. 

Hear what others are saying about their experience with the Health Career Access Program