This Community Health Care Programis an intensive program designed to prepare students for such positions as Long-Term Care Aide (geriatric), Home Support HealthCare worker, Resident Care Attendant, Nurse’s Aid and Special Needs Assistant.
Excellent training provided by highly qualified instructors and experience acquired during the ten weeks of practicum will equip students with the knowledge and confidence for a career in care-giving.
Each student will complete a three-week practicum in an intermediate care facility, a four-week practicum in an extended care facility, and a three week practicum in a non-clinical settings such as schools and community centres working with youth and young adults. Each practicum will give students the hands-on experience that is crucial to getting employment in the field. Through a comprehensive approach to community health care, students become familiar with development disorders and the basic principals of special education in schools.
Students will also gain an understanding of behaviour management, non-violent crisis intervention and care of residents and clients with mental health disorders. Additional supporting skills development in the area of recreational therapy (including art & music therapy) and program planning will prepare students to assist in organizing activities related to community health care. As graduates of the Community Health Care Program, you will be trained to function collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team.
Upon successful completion of this program students will receive the following:
- Community Health Care Worker Diploma
- Long Term Geriatric Care Aid Certificate
- Resident Care Attendant Diploma
- Alzheimer’s Certificate
- Mental Health Community Care Certificate
- Basics of Medications Certificate
- Standard First Aid Certificate
- CPR “C” Certificate
- Food Safe Level 1 Certificate
- WHMIS Certificate