Home Support Worker
As the Canadian population ages the need for homecare workers will dramatically increase. Train for this growing field with Eastern College. Our hands-on training will provide students with the experiential learning they need to be successful in providing assistance and quality care to clients of all ages.
The demand for Home Support Workers has increased dramatically across Canada, especially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To this end, career paths are wide and varied. Successful graduates can expect careers in the healthcare sector, particularly in community and private home care. HSWs can therefore work in roles as Resident Care Attendant, Personal Care Assistant or Attendant, Home Care Worker, Personal Support or Care Aide. Each healthcare employer may have different job titles for the same scope of duties in this career.
Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads
- St. John Regional Hospital
- John Howard Society
- Curious Kids
- Horizon Health Network
- York Care Centre
- Kindred Home Care
- Pine Grove Nursing Home
- Villa du Repos
- MacDonald Centre for Independent Living
*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 4412 - **Wage data is for employees in all ranges of experience in the field, rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on New Brunswick data. Local (or regional) income may vary.
As the Canadian population ages and the healthcare industry continues to work reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for homecare workers is rapidly increasing. Now is the time to get involved in this essential line of work.
The Home Support Worker Program is delivered by qualified professionals who have worked in the field and bring their real-world experience to the classroom. Students will learn the most up to date industry practices in homecare and can apply these skills in a home-based setting or healthcare organization. Our curriculum will teach students to learn and understand the principles of client-centered versus client-directed care, emphasizing the individuality of the client and his/her relationship with family, friends, and others. Classes will train graduates to work with clients with dementia or other cognitive impairment diseases, mental health issues, newborns and children of all ages, the elderly, persons with disabilities, those recovering from illness, surgery or injuries and their families.
Students enrolled in this program receive:
- Certificate of program completion
- Standard First Aid and CPR Level C
- Gentle Persuasive Approach Certificate
- Advanced Standing into our Personal Support Worker Diploma program
- Clinical placement
- Entry point into a career in the growing Healthcare field
Course Listings: New Brunswick
Care Planning, Restorative Care, documentation, Working in the Community
Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
CPR and First Aid
Assisting the Dying Person
Gentle Persuasive Approach
HSW Clinical Placement (Facility & Community)
Soft Skills Solutions
Assisting with Personal Hygiene
Abuse and Neglect
Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
Safety and Mobility
- 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
- Vulnerable Sector Search
- Clear medical certificate indicating current immunization and free from communicable diseases
- Demonstrated fluency in English (oral and written)
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