Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) - Full Time

Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) Amherst, Nova Scotia Permanent, Full-Time ReqID: 39933


Position at VON Canada (Nova Scotia)

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Regular, Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Program: Home Support
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 80
Work Schedule: Days with an evening, weekend rotation
Union/Bargaining Unit: CUPE
On-Call: No
Location: Amherst, Cumberland County
Part-Time (0.75) positions are also available

With VON you get to hit the open road, where the scenery and work are different every day.  We offer a workplace free from the repetitive and boring, where you know you’ve helped someone remain independent, and meet some great people along the way. Our CCA’s provide care in client homes and other settings in communities across Nova Scotia.

Come for the job, stay for the chance to make a real difference. 

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive salaries and vacation time
  • Tiered Benefits (health, dental, LTD) & an Employee Assistance Program
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan with company contribution
  • Travel compensation
  • One-on-one client care
  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • Opportunity to use your skills and expand your knowledge
  • SMART phone provided to keep you connected during work time
  • The opportunity to make a difference in your community

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work with clients in their homes to provide personal care
  • Assist with daily living activities, such as grooming, dressing and bathing
  • Provide respite care
  • Plan and prepare meals and light household duties
  • Help with mobility and transfers
  • Monitor and maintain household safety
  • ….and much more

What we need from you:

  • Continuing Care Assistant Certification (CCA)
  • PSW, HSW, etc. certification from another province or other relevant certification or work experience (who are enrolled in or are eligible to enroll in the Nova Scotia CCA Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) Program)
  • Students in nursing, CCA programs and internationally educated nurses will also be considered
  • Current CPR/First Aid required
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry Check are required, a Vulnerable Sector Search may also be required
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

About us: VON is a non-profit organization that provides clinical, personal, and social support to people who want to live every day to the fullest while remaining in their own homes and communities

Are you working in healthcare or a related field and interested in starting a career as a Continuing Care Assistant? Work with us while you are completing the RPL Program!

Funding is available through the Department of Health and Wellness for the Recognized Prior Learning (RPL) Program.

What is the RPL Program?

The CCA-RPL program recognizes knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained through on-the-job training, formal education, and life experiences to be assessed for credit awarded towards CCA program education. For more information about the program and available funding, please contact:

CCA Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) Program

E: [email protected]

Funding for CCA Programs at community colleges

Funding is also available for the Continuing Care Assistant Program at community colleges across Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Government covers tuition and most program costs for eligible applicants. Please contact your local college for more details.

Other terms commonly searched for this type of opportunity: Continuing Care Assistant, CCA, Personal Support Worker, care assistant, nursing assistant, health care aid, home care, PSW, Student, new grad,  CCAIT, CCA in training


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