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Continuing Care Assistant

Continuing Care Assistant provides knowledge and skill development in helping people help themselves in their homes and in special-care facilities.

What do Continuing Care Assistants do on the job?

• Promote independence in a safe environment
• Provide personal care
• Assist with individual psychosocial needs
• Work with individuals with different levels of physical and cognitive impairment
• Work under the supervision of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses or licensed practical nurses

Where do Continuing Care Assistants work?

• Hospitals
• Home Care
• Personal Care Homes
• Health Authorities
• Integrated facilities

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What characteristics do you need?

• Physically active
• Communication skills
• Interest in helping people

Estimated Average Hourly Wage from Service Canada - Saskatchewan - $16.15/hour

Post-Secondary Institutes

• SIAST – Continuing Care Assistant
o Certificate Program
o Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Distance Learning
o Require: Grade 12
o Length: 30 weeks
o Require Standard First Aid and CPR HeartSaver 'C'

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 June 2010 15:09)