Home Support Worker

With Eastern College’s Home Support Worker certificate program, you can help fill the urgent need for home care workers with the skills and training to assist clients of all ages. Rewarding employment opportunities exist in private homes, long-term care facilities, acute care settings, retirement homes and more. You will learn to provide care and companionship and assist persons with such activities as housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing, dressing and undressing and personal hygiene.

Successful graduates will receive certificates in WHMIS Awareness certificate and Standard First Aid and CPR Level C as well as their certificate in Gentle Persuasive Approach certificate. Your Home Support Worker certificate can be an important first step towards other opportunities in the healthcare industry. Contact us today for more information!

Program Duration
18 weeks, including a 3-week internship

Career Opportunities

  • Resident Care Attendant
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Home Care Worker
  • Personal Care Aide

Key Courses

  • Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach
  • PSW Foundations
  • Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
  • Safety and Mobility
  • And more

Why Eastern College?


We have an established reputation as a leader in providing career-focused education that quickly prepare you for in-demand employment opportunities

Ongoing Enrolment

We offer ongoing enrolment and lifestyle-friendly course schedules that limit the disruption to your employment, family and other commitments

Upgraded Courses

Our upgraded courses reflect current trends and employer needs, so you graduate with relevant, applicable skills and knowledge

Job Placement Assistance

Our extensive career services include career fairs, job-search workshops, and one-on-one job placement assistance

Fill out our online form for more information on our Home Support Worker program! Our admissions advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our program, including start dates, financing options and more!

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