Home Support Worker

Begin a Rewarding Career as a Home Support Worker

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Program Length:

21 weeks


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    Begin a Rewarding Career as a Home Support Worker

    Home Support Workers play a vital role in our healthcare industry and job demand is projected to be high in the future. This field is seeing strong employment growth as baby boomers approach retirement and the Canadian population ages.

    Careers in this field are dynamic, diverse, and rewarding! Home Support Workers play a critical role in private residences, acute care facilities, long-term care homes (public and private) and in group living, private, and family-based settings. Our curriculum was developed by the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC). It has been developed in consultation with employers who hire our graduates. Students will complete a NACC Home Support Worker certification exam at the end of this program.

    Our Ottawa campus is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

    Job Market

    Successful graduates of this program may pursue a wide variety of interesting and rewarding professions, including:

    • Home Support Worker
    • Healthcare or Personal Aide
    • Long-Term or Patient Care Aide
    • Patient Service Associate
    • Personal Care Attendant – Medical
    • Resident Care Aide – Medical

    Hourly Salary Range:

    Average Wage: $15.75
    High Wage: $19.00

    National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 4411
    Source: www.noc.esdc.gc.ca & www.jobbank.ca

    This program is an excellent fit for:

    • Someone who works well in a team atmosphere and is passionate about helping people.
    • A mature student who has previous job experience, looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills that are relevant to today’s job market.
    • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in healthcare.

    Why choose the Home Support Worker program?

    • Gain clinical work placement experience in the community that will look great on a resume.
    • Wide range of employment opportunities (this is a very in-demand field)
    • Lifetime career services!

    Save time & money

    • Finish most programs and become job-ready in less than a year!
    • Get the skills you need to get hired with programs that cut the extras and give you the skills you need to get hired.
    • With career support for life with Willis College, our experts will help find you employment no matter how long ago you graduated
    • You don't need three to four years of school to enter the workforce with the skills to start a great paying career!

    Exceptional flexibility

    • Learn online with instructor-led programs that will prepare you for the career of your dreams.
    • On-Campus program availability is also an option for select programs in Winnipeg and Ottawa.
    • Start school NOW with most program intakes happening every six weeks (no need to wait!)
    • No waiting lists, even in our most-popular programs. We'll get you the job training you need to start your career ASAP.

    Career-relevant education

    • Our programs are programs aligned with real-world, in-demand occupations. We wil get you job-ready!
    • Most Willis College programs include practicum experience so you can hit the job search running with a great education AND experience.
    • Willis College has 150 years of skills training excellence.
    • We have real relationships with employers who are waiting to hire qualified Willis College graduates!

    What Our Graduates Are Saying

    My experiences at Willis College have been life-changing. In completing my program, I grew in many ways. My confidence increased and I was amazed at my own capabilities, which I didn’t recognize until coming to Willis. The atmosphere at Willis made me feel like I belonged to a large family; that we were all in it together to succeed. Hats off to the staff of Willis College because they work together as a team and everyone helps everyone. No one falls through the cracks. Thank you Willis College.
    Sharon Schwartz
    Willis College Program