Home Support Worker

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In collaboration with the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) the Home Support Worker (HSW) program will train and educate students with the necessary tools and skills to deliver appropriate, timely, and respectful client-focused care. The HSW program is an intensive 18-week long program allowing students to train to become job-ready in just a little over 5 months. Students will learn PSW foundations, about the human body and brain, mental health, nutrition and implement a care plan.|Plus, you may be eligible for full-tuition coverage when you start your program. The funding may also pay for your transportation, living expenses, and childcare costs. Submit the Request Info form now or read our Free Tuition page to learn more.

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Nova Scotia


Eastern College

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Program Duration

18 Weeks

Program Intakes
Class Type

In Person, Virtual



Program Details
As the Canadian population ages and the healthcare industry continues to work reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for homecare workers is rapidly increasing. Now is the time to get involved in this essential line of work.
The Home Support Worker Program is delivered by qualified professionals who have worked in the field and bring their real-world experience to the classroom. Students will learn the most up to date industry practices in homecare and can apply these skills in a home-based setting or healthcare organization. Our curriculum will teach students to learn and understand the principles of client-centered versus client-directed care, emphasizing the individuality of the client and his/her relationship with family, friends, and others. Classes will train graduates to work with clients with dementia or other cognitive impairment diseases, mental health issues, newborns and children of all ages, the elderly, persons with disabilities, those recovering from illness, surgery or injuries and their families.
Students enrolled in this program receive:
Certificate of program completion
Standard First Aid and CPR Level C
Gentle Persuasive Approach Certificate
Advanced Standing into our Personal Support Worker Diploma program
Clinical placement
Entry point into a career in the growing Healthcare field

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