Lenght of the program : 975 hours
Certification : DVS
Prerequisite : Secondary III (Grade 9)
Home care assistance students are trained to provide basic care and services to persons of all ages who are sick or who have physical or mental disabilities on the basis of a care plan. This involves offering the basic care that they are trained to provide, helping clients carry out their everyday activities, helping them organize their living environment, ensuring clients’ safety and intervening in crisis or emergency situations. Students also learn to help clients integrate and socialize in individual or community activities. All of these tasks require establishing a relationship of trust with clients and those close to them. Home care attendants also receive training in providing care and services in the home. They help vulnerable or at-risk clientele carry out everyday domestic activities, such as preparing meals. They also advise clients on their lifestyle habits and provide parenting support, if applicable. The goal is to meet the general needs of clients, to help them compensate for their disabilities, to maintain and promote their autonomy, to accompany and support them in their daily and domestic lives, while taking into account any family or social problems that could interfere.
- A Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent OR
- Be at least 16 years of age on September 30th of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in English, French and Mathematics in the programs of study established by the Ministry, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning OR
- Be at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful com- pletion of the General Development Test and the course ENG-3071-3, or recognition of equivalent learning.
N.B.: For programs of study in this category, persons may continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training provided that they have earned at least the Secondary III credits in English, French and Mathematics in the programs established by the Ministry or they are at least 18 years of age and have successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT).
|Code||Statement of the competency||Hours|
|751-472||Occupations and Training||30|
|751-492||Infections and Contamination||30|
|751-522||The Helping Relationship||30|
|751-543||Physical Illnesses and Disabilities||45|
|751-554||Mental Health Approaches||60|
|751-568||Basic Care Procedures||120|
|751-591||Job Search Techniques||15|
|751-647||Activities of Daily Living||105|
|751-666||Family and Social Context||90|
|751-673||Everyday Domestic Activities||45|
|751-684||Medications and Basic Invasive Care||60|