Continuing Care Assistant Saskatchewan Polytechnic
About this Program
Level: Certificate - Continuing Care Assistant
Discpline: Health and Medical Administration
Length: 2 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Saskatoon Campus Campus
Prince Albert Campus
Demand for health-care workers is high, and that includes demand for continuing care assistants. If you enjoy caring for others, and if you want to get into the workforce quickly, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Continuing Care Assistant program might be just what you’re looking for. As a continuing care assistant, you’ll work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, some areas in acute care, and even special needs classrooms. You’ll help them with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring. It’s a face-to-face, people-focused job. The program combines hands-on classroom learning with practical clinical experience. You’ll build knowledge and skills in:Addressing individual psychosocial needs,Administering personal care,Dementia management strategies,Gerontology (a major area of study),Long-term care philosophy in different settings,Promoting independence in a safe environment,Working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments,Working with people of different cultures.
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Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.