Continuing Care Assistant-Part-time - Big River First Nation

Big River First Nation
Sep 5th, 2017 - Jun 27th, 2018

As a continuing care assistant, you’ll work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, some areas in acute care, and even in special needs classrooms.  You’ll help them with mobiliity, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring.  It’s a face-to-face, people-focused job.

 Continuing Care Assistant is a one year certificate program that combines hands on classroom learning with practical clinical experience.  You’ll build knowledge and skills in:

·         Addressing individual psychosocial needs
·         Administering personal care
·         Dementia management strategies
·         Gerontology (a major case study)
·         Long-term care philosophy in different settings
·         Promoting independence in a safe environment
·         Working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments
·         Working with people of different cultures

 Your clinical work experience will give you a taste of different work settings.  Under the supervision of a buddy or staff member, you’ll work directly with clients in home care, long-term care and acute care settings.  It’s a great way to build your skills and your confidence.


Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • English Language Requirement
  • Criminal Record check and vulnerable sector check required before going into clinical settings
  • Current immunization records are required upon acceptance into the program

Special Admissions:

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission.

Delivery Method

The following delivery methods are available for some of the courses in this program.

  • Lecture

Please refer to the course description for course specific delivery methods.


  • DEMC 183 - Dementia Behaviour

    Your studies will address causes, stages and behaviours of dementia, behaviour mapping techniques and interventions that promote optimal level of functioning.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 105 - Personal Care 2

    Building on the skills you learned in Personal Care 1, you will become skilled at assisting clients in meeting personal care needs. You will study grooming and dressing, foot and nail care, and elimination care.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 101- Observing, Reporting, and Recording

    You will learn written and oral communication skills required in the work place. The course content includes basic medical terminology, message communication, observing and reporting on client’s status, client and personal work plans.


    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • ANAT 100 - Body Systems

    You will receive a basic introduction to body systems. You will study the structure of organs and systems in the human body, and how they function efficiently.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 100 - Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR®) ©

    You will participate in activities to move and position clients/objects in health care settings using minimal physical effort and maximizing the use of mechanical aids and equipment. The course focuses on client/caregiver safety. You will receive a Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR®) © certificate from Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) upon successfully completing the course.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 104 - Personal Care 1

    You will have the opportunity to become skilled at assisting clients in meeting personal care needs. You will study infection control, body mechanics, bed making, positioning clients, range of motion, oral care, and assisting to feed clients.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SFTY 194 - Professional Assault Response Training (PART) ©

    You will participate in professional assault response training to provide you with defensive and preventive skills. Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a Professional Assault Response Training (PART) © certificate from Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH).


    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 180 - Safe Environment

    You will learn how to promote client independence in a safe, comfortable and pleasant environment. You will study fire safety, emergency response and WHMIS.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 192 - Personal Competence

    Your studies will focus on the goals and philosophy of Health Care Services in Saskatchewan. You will learn how these goals are reflected in the activities of the agency and on your role as a caregiver. You will learn about your role in providing care services within a multicultural dynamic setting. The course content also includes interprofessional work environments, personal health, employability skills, and types of abuse (for example: caregiver, neglect and abandonment, sexual and financial).

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • COMM 197 - Helping Skills

    You will utilize a communication framework to facilitate a helping relationship with your clients.

    Delivery Method: Lecture