Continuing Care Assistant Career Profile
What is a Continuing Care Assistant?
A Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) helps clients with mobility, personal care, eating and medication monitoring. CCAs work in a variety of settings including long-term care, home care, assisted living and some areas in acute care.
What is it like working as a Continuing Care Assistant at the Saskatchewan Health Authority?
CCAs who work at the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) primarily work in long-term care or acute care with a team made of nurses, physicians and other health-care workers. CCAs work in shifts that usually include evenings and weekends, as access to care for patients may be required 24/7.
What can I earn as a Continuing Care Assistant?
- $23.17 - $24.84
In addition to the pay band, Enhanced Dental and Health benefits and vacation packages are also included.
CCAs working with the SHA are unionized employees and may be a member of one of the following unions based on work location throughout the province:
How do I become a Continuing Care Assistant?
To work as a CCA, you will require a Continuing Care Assistant certificate. The 32-week program is offered by Saskatchewan Polytechnic, as well as local regional colleges or through part-time distance flexible learning through the School of Continuing Education.
- Saskatchewan Polytechnic – Continuing Care Assistant Certificate
- Great Plains College – Continuing Care Assistant Certificate
- Carlton Trail College – Continuing Care Assistant Certificate
- Cumberland College – Continuing Care Assistant Certificate
- Southeast College – Continuing Care Assistant Certificate
- Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies – Health Care Aid Certificate
- Saskatchewan Business College – Personal Care Aide Certificate