Continuing Care Assistant
Learn the skills to provide long-term care to the aging community.
About The Program
The Continuing Care Assistant diploma program includes the Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia care course as well as front-line education for palliative care.
As a Continuing Care Assistant graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Continuing Care Assistant, Care Team Assistant, Home Support Worker, Home Care Worker, and Personal Care Worker.
Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads
- Northwood Homecare Limited
- Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
- We Care
- Revera Home Health
- Bayshore Health Care
*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 4412, 3413 - **Wage data is for employees in all ranges of experience in the field, rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on Nova Scotia data. Local (or regional) income may vary.
Get the certifications you need to become a successful Continuing Care Assistant. As the aging population increases, the demand for care workers is growing rapidly. If you are looking for a rewarding career path and enjoy helping others, the Continuing Care Assistant program is just what you need to get started.
Support clients and their families who need assistance — whether elderly, disabled or recovering from a serious illness or injury. You’ll have the opportunity to work in various healthcare settings including hospitals, long term care homes or as in-home care providers.
As a Continuing Care Assistant student at Eastern College, you will learn the skills required to meet provincial standards and help you find a job in your chosen field.
Students enrolled in the program receive:
- Course material approved by the Health Association of Nova Scotia CCA Program Advisory Committee;
- Palliative Care Front-Line Education;
- Standard First Aid/CPR Level C training;
- Food hygiene course or Basic Food Safety Training (BFST);
- WHMIS awareness;
- Occupational Health and Safety Act introduction.
Course Listings: Nova Scotia
Acute Care for Continuing Care Attendant
Body Structure, Function, Related Health Issues & Medication Awareness - Level I
Body Structure, Function, Related Health Issues & Medication Awareness - Level II
Care Setting Management, Nutrition & Meal Preparation
Communication in the Care Setting/Documentation and Technology
Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
Career Planning & Preparation - Level II
St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid/CPR Level C/WHMIS
Skills Development Placement
Home Support Mentorship
Nursing Homes/Homes for the Aged Mentorship
Growth & Development
Introduction to CCA, Healthcare & CCA Professional Development
Mental Health and Social Issues/Palliative Care
Personal Care for Continuing Care Assistant
Software Lab - Computer Fundamentals
Student Success Strategies
- High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.
- Clear Conduct Certificate
- Conduct Certificate for admission into a program takes on the rationale that it is valid. Students are solely accountable for any offences that remain uncovered which when discovered by the investigation preclude the student from sustainable field placement or employment.
- A Vulnerable Sector Search is also required
- Mentally and physically able to complete the requirements for the job.
- Provide their own transportation that is acceptable to their clinical agencies.
- Complete a standardized health form and proof of immunization.
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