Home Support Worker Ottawa Campus |

Home Support Worker Ottawa Campus |

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Become a Home Support Worker

Careers in this field are dynamic, diverse, and rewarding. Home Support Workers play a vital role in our healthcare industry and job demand is projected to be high for the future. This field is seeing strong employment growth as baby boomers approach retirement and the Canadian population ages. 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 complies with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLT) guidelines and has been developed in consultation with employers who hire our graduates.

Program highlights

  • Two additional industry certifications which employers demand
  • National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) approved curriculum
  • Clinical work placement in the community
  • Job placement assistance


Is the Home Support Worker program right for you?

This program is an excellent fit for:

  • Someone who is caring, works well in a team atmosphere, and is passionate about helping others
  • A mature student who has previous job experience and is looking to enhance and develop new
    or existing skills that are relevant to today’s job market
  • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand health field
  • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in healthcare

 

All of our programs are currently being delivered in a virtual classroom environment.

During this time of social distancing, we are available to help you with your career goals. You don’t need to worry about how you are going to plan your education future. We are conducting all of our Admissions Meetings and School Information Sessions over the phone to help you start your career training this year!

Programs are either delivered 100% online or a combination of online and on-campus lab time. Once it is deemed safe to do so, we will be returning to on-campus, in-class learning.


Total program length is
32 weeks
22 instructional weeks, 8 weeks practicum placement
Up to 2 weeks break

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

Salary Information

Average Wage ($/hr) – $15.75
High Wage ($/hr) – $19.00
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 4411
Source: www.noc.esdc.gc.ca & www.jobbank.ca

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 (Secondary School Diploma) or GED equivalence

Or

Willis College Entrance Assessment. If you are a Mature Student, you can gain admittance by writing an entrance assessment test. Note: students with foreign credentials, regardless of whether their documents have been translated/compared or not, should be tested to establish literacy in the English language.

Are you looking to apply as an International Student?

Find out more about international student admissions requirements.

And

Able to pass a clear police check including a clear Vulnerable Sector check; a clear medical certificate indicating current immunization and free from communicable diseases; demonstrated fluency in English; completion of a Student Questionnaire to determine suitability for a career as a Personal Support Worker.

Program Outline

  • HSW Foundations
  • Safety and Mobility
  • Body Systems
  • Assisting a Person with Personal Hygiene
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
  • Care Planning/Restorative Care/Documentation/ Working in the Community
  • Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
  • Assisting the Dying Person
  • Cognitive/Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
  • Soft Skills Solutions
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

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