Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) (RPT 0.53)

Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) Truro, Nova Scotia Elmsdale, Nova Scotia Permanent, Part Time (0.5 FTE) ReqID: 36299


Position at VON Canada (Nova Scotia)

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Permanent, Part-Time (0.53 FTE)
Program: Home Support
Work Schedule: Days with an evening, weekend rotation.  - 7x 6hr shifts biweekly
Bi-weekly Hours: 42 
Union/Bargaining Unit: NSGEU
Location: Truro, Colchester & East Hants County


Are you passionate about helping people remain healthy and at home for as long as possible? As part of the VON team, you can make a positive impact on the lives of people in your community.

Come work with us – Make a difference!



As a Home Support Service Provider, you will work in the community to provide services including personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and respite to clients in their own homes.


  • Continuing Care Assistant Certification (CCA), Home Support Worker (HSW), Personal Support Worker (PSW), Home Health Provider (HHP) or Home Health Aid (HHA) certification from NS
  • PSW, HSW, etc. certification from another province, other relevant certification (IE residential support worker, paramedic) or relevant experience, who are enrolled in or are eligible to complete the Nova Scotia CCA Recognizing Prior Learning (PLAR) Program
  • Nurses; retired, non-active licence, who are in good standing with their college or Internationally educated nurses (PLAR may be required)
  • Students in health care programs such as nursing, CCA, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, respiratory therapy, etc will also be considered

Not sure if you qualify? Contact us at [email protected]

Other Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required
  • Current CPR/First Aid required
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check  and a Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check is required upon the start of your employment
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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]

Attention Current Employees (Internal Applicants): If you are applying to a unionized position and you are a member of its bargaining unit, please be aware that this posting may remain open beyond the deadline if there are not enough applicants to fill the position(s). If you apply after the deadline date, your seniority will not entitle you to priority over any applicants who applied before the deadline date. If the posting remains open after the initial deadline, VON may close the posting at its’ discretion or a rolling deadline equivalent to the posting period specified in your Collective Agreement will be deemed, and each successive period will be treated as a separate posting for purposes of comparing seniority between candidates.

In accordance with the Employer’s policy, Mandatory Vaccination: COVID-19, it is required that all VON Canada Nova Scotia Branch, VON Canada Ontario Branch and VON Canada (National) employees, contractors, volunteers and students be fully vaccinated (subject only to legitimate established exemptions of a medical nature or where there is a valid human rights exception).

To facilitate this policy, all VON Canada employees, students, contractors and volunteers will be required to provide written attestation confirming that they are fully vaccinated and reasonable proof of vaccination status, inclusive of any government-issued documentation.