Continuing Care Assistants (CCA) - Permanent Full Time - Days
in Bedford, NS

Bedford, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: N46-23EXT

Join the Northwood team!

Since 1962, Northwood has led the way as Nova Scotia's most dynamic continuing care organization committed to innovation and change. Northwood is the largest not-for-profit continuing care organization in Atlantic Canada and is recognized both here at home and across Canada as an extraordinary example of the power of social justice, but we like to call it the power of love! When life changes, and society changes, Northwood leads the way, incorporating revolutionary designed, responsive care. From new ideas to new technologies, we are empowered to do this, because our focus is on people!

We are looking for a dynamic individual to be a part of our Bedford team for the position of Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) -


  • A graduate of an approved CCA/PCW program with NS provincial certification. Nova Scotia CCA Provincial Exam, or CCA Equivalency; or,
  • CCA students who have completed their second mentorship
  • Students currently enrolled in LPN or RN programs
  • PSWs, IENs (Internationally Educated Nurse), Health Care Aides or other applicable course
  • Individuals who are currently registered with the PLAR program with NSHA
  • Current Standard First-Aid and CPR required
  • Previous related experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and clinical skills
  • Able to work flexible hours and shifts including weekends and holidays
  • Able to maintain regular and consistent attendance


  • Responsible for providing service to residents in accordance with the individual care plan
  • Performs light housekeeping duties (e.g. tidy room, clean closets, hang clothing)
  • Assists residents with meals and between meal refreshments
  • Provides respite change to families and care givers
  • Engages residents/families in leisure/recreational activities on unit
  • Facilitates resident/family participation in recreation programs
  • Provides opportunities for residents/families to interact with the environment in which they live/visit

Salary /Benefits: NSGEU Collective Agreement

Effective: Immediately

Hours of Work: 80 hours bi-weekly (8 hour shifts)

If this exciting opportunity interests you please click "Apply" now.

To learn more about Northwood please visit our website

Northwood is proud to be an inclusive employer who encourages diverse applicants. We thank all applicants however, only selected applicants for an interview will be contacted.

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