Supportive Care Assistant Program
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR JANUARY 15, 2023 INTAKE!
The Supportive Care Assistant Program (SCA01) is a new fully subsidized microcertificate developed to address the labour shortages in the long-term care sector. This program is an excellent first step for learners looking to pursue a health related career.
- Graduates of the program can access a $5,000 stipend if they choose to pursue further studies and complete a Health Care Aide certificate (dependant upon meeting HCA program admission requirements).
- Includes up to $5000 paid practicum.
Supportive Care Assistants assist the health care team to support clients. This role involves performing non-clinical activities including:
- Assisting with meals
- Assisting with cleaning and disinfecting
- Stocking materials required by clients and health care staff
- Making clients' beds, cleaning their rooms and other areas
- Providing companionship, comfort, and support
- Assisting with moving about and accompanying clients as they move about
- Participating in activities with clients
Duration and Delivery
- Continuous intake
- Six weeks of online self-study training
- Paid work placement (2 to 4 months)
- There is no cost for tuition or to register for the Supportive Care Assistant Program. You may be expected to cover certain costs associated with the work placement including a police information check or other employment requirements (ex. immunizations, appropriate clothing or footwear).
- Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada as part of Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICan) Building Capacity in Long-term Care project.
- To be granted admission into this program, learners must:
- Have basic computer skills
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been grantedrefugee status in Canada (international students cannot register)
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations
- Have achieved a minimum grade of 60% in grade 10 English OR
- English as a second language speakers, must provide proof of English languageskills (IELTS 6.0; CLB 6; CEFR B2)
How to Apply
Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Please download and complete the Supportive Care Assistant application form, and submit it with all required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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