Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) (RPT 0.5)

Position at VON Canada (Nova Scotia)
Requisition Details:
Employment Status: Permanent, Part Time (0.53 FTE)
Program Name: Home Support
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 42
Work Schedule: Days, Evenings, Nights, Includes Weekends
Union/Bargaining Unit: NSGEU
On-Call: No
Are you looking for a challenging, rewarding career in healthcare?
Join the VON team and make a difference in the lives of our clients in your community by delivering exceptional care.
Come work with us - it's a job that matters!
Continuing Care Assistant Certification, consideration will also be given to candidates with certification (PSW, HSW, etc.) from another province and/or relevant working experience who are eligible for the NS CCA Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) Program.
Job Summary:
The CCA provides personal care and health maintenance to individuals and families in the home setting within the framework of VON philosophy, policies, procedures and standards, in community health care.
As a Continuing Care Assistant, you will work in the community to provide services including personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and respite to clients in their own homes.

  • Continuing Care Assistant Certification, or if you have certification (PSW,HSW) from another province and are in the process of being certified in Nova Scotia
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle
  • Current CPR/First Aid required
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve
  • Ability to adapt to change and work in various social and economic environments
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Not certified, but interested in starting a career as a CCA? There are some funding options available to you.
  • The Department of Health and Wellness is providing funding to new registrations for the Recognized Prior Learning (RPL) Program for participants accepted into the program between March 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021. For more information please reach out to Cailleagh Sharple via:
  • Futureworx and Peopleworx - Most CCA programs are currently being offered tuition free to qualified applicants

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements
VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at for further details.
Attention Current Employees (Internal Applicants): If you are applying to a unionized position and you are a member of its bargaining unit, please be aware that this posting may remain open beyond the deadline if there are not enough applicants to fill the position(s). If the posting remains open after the initial deadline, VON may close the posting at its' discretion or a rolling deadline equivalent to the posting period specified in your Collective Agreement will be deemed, and each successive period will be treated as a separate posting for purposes of comparing seniority between candidates.
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