Long-term Care Aide (LTCA) and Disability Support Worker (DSW) Program

Are you looking for a career where you can make a meaningful difference by helping others? If so, our program could be perfect for you!

About the Program

Long-term care aides (LTCAs) and disability support workers (DSWs) play a vital role for the social, mental, and physical health of people living with disabilities.

Using person-centered care, collaborative care, and positive principles, LTCAs and DSWs help with daily-living activities and may work in many different environments, including healthcare facilities, small-options facilities, or independent-living settings.

This program offers:

  • Online communications modules specifically for these roles
  • An online job-search strategies (JSS) module specifically for these roles
  • Online and in-person training modules for LTCA and DSW-specific task
  • First Aid and CPR and safety-training courses
  • Support to help you gain employment
  • Support for further education and additional training

To be eligible to attend this program, you must:

  • Be Interested in supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities, chronic illnesses, mental health issues, and physical disabilities
  • Be interested in assisting individuals in a caregiver role
  • Be a newcomer with permanent residency (PR) status or an immigrant Canadian citizen
  • Commit to attend and complete all of the LTCA and DSW-specific courses
  • Have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 4+


Register Today

Contact Karen Flynn at 902-406-8844 or kflynn@isans.ca.

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