The Supportive Care Assistant microcredential is a fully subsidized training opportunity that allows students to discover a new career and provide much needed support to those living and working in long-term care.
Students complete six-weeks of online training including learning modules such as professionalism, client and family-centred assistance, communication, supportive assistance, and infection control and safety.
Once the required training modules are completed, students begin their work placement in a long-term, community care, or home care setting. They assist certified personal care providers* and the health-care team to support clients.
Students who complete the Supportive Care Assistant microcredential may be eligible to receive a $5,000 stipend to put toward further training in the health care field.
The Supportive Care Assistant role involves performing non-clinical activities which could include:
*personal care providers are also called personal support workers, health care aides, and other titles depending on the province or territory.
For inquiries regarding this microcredential offering, including eligibility and admission requirements, contact Sandra Mackenzie at 902-894-6847 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Cost: Free
Duration: 6 weeks online training followed by a seven-week paid on-the-job training placement
Start Date: Ongoing