Our Resident Care Worker (RCW) program provides you with a strong foundation in adult health care to prepare you to work in long term care, acute care, mental health facilities and community agencies. You will study effective methods of communication, how to use gentle persuasion, and how to work with dementia patients and mental health patients. Clinical practicums will ensure that you are prepared to meet clients’ personal and physical needs. The RCW program includes a variety of clinical courses, including long term care (nursing homes), acute care (hospitals), home care, mental health, and a variety of community agencies, allowing you to gain an appreciation for the RCW role in a variety of settings.
|Start:||September, January 2019|
|Location:||Prince of Wales Campus (September), Montague (January 2019)|
|Credential:||Certificate, Resident Care Worker|
|Minimum passing grade per course:
- Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
- Two references from employers, not from family members
- Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)) with no findings of guilt
- Written verification of 40 volunteer or paid hours, preferably within the last 5 years, in a long-term care, mental health or suitable facility that addresses special client care needs. More Information
- Standard First Aid and CPR Level C from a recognized First Aid/CPR Provider
- Completion of a Holland College Medical Form
- Valid Class 5 (cars and light trucks) driver’s license
- Current Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) certificate.
- Completion of an Immunization Verification Form (required after acceptance)
- Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program
NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants with Grade 12 academic English. This program and industry require students to lift, move and transfer clients. Students are also required to conduct frequent handwashing, use soaps/lotions for bathing clients and be exposed to cleaning and sanitizing chemicals. Students who suffer from food allergies should also be aware that they are required to assist in feeding clients and are therefore exposed to a wide variety of foods.
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
- Long-term care facilities
- Home support services
- Mental Health facilities
- Acute care facilities
Tuition & Fees
If you have any questions concerning the Resident Care Worker program, contact:
- Health & Community Studies Office: (902) 566-9564