Support Worker Foundation
Start Any Day. Any Time. 40 Hours to Complete.
During this micro-credential the learner will learn what it means to be a support worker, the scope of practice in Ontario, the various settings for work with a focus on the home setting, the various types of clients, and the general duties expected of a support worker. Through this course the learner will understand the importance, the steps involved, and the legalities around delegation. The principles of healthcare are utilized to understand ethical dilemmas and the rights of the clients. Knowing the difference between a professional and personal relationship is key to developing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship.
1. Role of the Support Worker
2. Teamwork and Delegation
3. Ethics and Client Rights
4. Therapeutic Relations and Communication
5. Home Care in Canada
- Government-Issued Photo ID
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
- Mature student ,18 years or older.
- IELTS 6.0 (B2) or equivalent *
*For international students only
Duration: Total length of the program is 40 hours. Our experienced Nurse Educators will coach you throughout the process.
Technical Specs: Our hybrid classes offer an online experience utilizing Augmented Reality, 3D Models, Videos and Virtual Simulation. A desktop or laptop is recommended. VR Goggles are welcomed for a full, richer experience. If you do not have VR Goggles, you can complete the tasks on a laptop or a desktop. IBT College provides technical support.
Certificate: Upon successful completion of the program you will receive an IBT College Dementia Care Certificate. A Dementia Care Certificate is in-demand now by many employers seeking Home Support Workers and Personal Support Workers in Ontario. It is a strongly recommended to upgrade your skills in this area.