NLC’s Supportive Care Assistant program provides graduates with essential skills needed to support community members with personal care and help them access to health services.
This training will enable you to work as a front line worker providing assistance to your Elders and vulnerable persons within your communities who require non-medical support with their medical and mental health needs in their own homes or other settings.
You will be working directly with your bands health and/or other appropriate departments or with a local Senior Health Care agency.
Seats are limited to 2 participants per community and 4 participants from NEBC Urban Centers.
Having a driver’s license is an extreme asset and will be highly preferred for those applying for the Urban positions.
Participants need to be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.
Program will be facilitated online for five of the weeks with two weeks face to face. 7 hour training days.
Week 1 Feb 8-12 Orientation and Power skill courses With instructor virtually online. Computer needed
Week 2 Feb 16-19 Nutrition Health Promotion With instructor virtually online. Computer needed
Week 3 Feb 22-26 Health Care workshops/First aid/Safety Face to Face on FSJ campus
Week 4 Mar 1-5 Health Care workshops/First aid/Safety Face to Face on FSJ campus
Week 5 Mar 8-12 Understanding Healthy Aging With instructor virtually online. Computer needed
Week 6 Mar 15-19 Health promotion in the elderly With instructor virtually online. Computer needed
Week 7 Mar 22-26 WHMIS/Food Safe level 1/ HealthLinkBC With instructor virtually online. Computer needed
This opportunity also includes a 3 month paid work experience.
For further details as to the specifics of the training, please contact, Shannon Morrow Lead ESA Officer, Community Projects North East Native Advancing Society 250-785-0887 or 250-261-9165 SMorrow@nenas.org