About the Program
The March of Dimes Rapid Training Program is a 6-week employer-sponsored program that includes four weeks of paid, online training and two weeks of paid, hands-on learning at an MODC location. If you live in Durham, Toronto, Niagara, St. Catherines, Richmond Hill or Sarnia and have access to a vehicle, you are invited to apply. Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be guaranteed a position as a home support worker in your community with the March of Dimes Canada.
This innovative program includes:
- Paid training and paid hands-on learning time
- Guaranteed employment with March of Dimes Canada, where you’ll earn a competitive salary and receive a generous benefits package, which includes a pension
- You will be immediately hired by March of Dimes Canada at the start of the Rapid Training Program for Home Support Workers, with support work commencing upon completion of training
Click here to complete the application process. March of Dimes Canada will contact applicants for interviews.
Start Date: November 20, 2023
To qualify and register for this program, please note that you must meet the following requirements:
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Have reliable transportation to get to and from work, i.e driving from client-to-client home in the community
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be able to pass a Vulnerable Sector Check conducted by the police
- Have reliable transportation to get to and from work
- Be eligible to work in Canada
- Be in Durham, Toronto, Niagara, St. Catherines, Richmond Hill or Sarnia
- Have a computer and basic computer skills (for example, the ability to use video-conferencing applications)
- Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by receiving all required doses of a vaccine that is approved by Health Canada at least 14 days before the program begins
- Be able to obtain Standard First Aid and CPR training and accreditation within the first three months of employment
- Be able to meet the physical demands of the job
Developing the skills you need
When you graduate from the Rapid Training Program for Home Support Workers, you’ll be able to:
- Improve clients’ independence and quality of life as a member of one of MODC’s dynamic care teams
- Provide person-centred care that is sensitive to the values, beliefs, and needs of each client
- Assist individuals with daily living routines and household management
- Maintain helping relationships with individuals and families
- Identify issues using basic assessment strategies, and report findings
- Work within all the applicable legislation and MODC’s policies and guidelines
By completing the program, you’ll be credited hours toward IBT College’s Personal Support Worker Diploma program, should you be interested in enrolling in this more expanded program in the future.
Important dates and details
Please note that:
- The deadline to apply for this program is Wednesday Nov. 15 2023
- The Rapid Training Program for Home Support Workers starts on Monday,November 20, 2023
- Online classes run from 9 am to 1 pm, from Monday to Friday. Participants also need to complete one hour of independent study each day
- Spaces are limited — please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment
- Applicants must live in Niagara, Hamilton, Toronto, Stouffville, Aurora, or Keswick
Why work at MODC
Completing this certificate program is the first step on your journey to an exciting, community healthcare career with one of the largest and most respected agencies serving people with disabilities in Canada. Last year, our Community Support Services team empowered almost 5,400 people with disabilities to participate fully in life — on their own terms.
In addition to the deep job satisfaction you’ll get from making a difference in the lives of our clients, as an MODC employee, you’ll also enjoy:
- Competitive pay
- Generous benefits, including health and dental
- A pension plan
- Paid sick time
- Vacation pay
- Scheduling that allows for work-life balance
- Access to our employee training program
Interested in applying?
Click here to complete the application process. March of Dimes Canada will contact applicants to screen and interview them.