We may be sounding a bit like a broken record when we keep saying that there has never been a better time to start a career in healthcare, but we’re saying it for good reason. The pandemic has taught us that investing in healthcare is incredibly important and that has brought upon a hiring frenzy. In a world where many are struggling to find and keep quality employment, positions like those of a continuing care assistant, and extremely in demand.
Stop spinning your wheels looking for a short term job when you can invest in yourself and find a career! CBBC Career College is here to help you complete your training and be job-ready in as little as 20 WEEKS (yup, just about five months and you can be working in a whole new field)!
What is a continuing care assistant?
Continuing Care Assistants work under the supervision of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, or licensed practical nurses. As a continuing care assistant you’ll be a caretaker, mostly to elderly clients or those who are living with illness. You’ll work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, some areas in acute care, or even in special needs classrooms. Demand for this occupation is growing and so are the job opportunities due to factors such as an aging population, longer life expectancies, shorter hospital stays, and more outpatient treatment.
You’ll help your clients with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring. It’s a face-to-face, people-focused job that has a huge impact on those with whom you work. Continuing care assistants are truly special people who are with their clients during the most vulnerable point in their lives. This may be at the end of life, during daily care, or during truly difficult medical situations.
Think of the sense of pride that you’ll end each day with knowing that you made a difference. Yes, this can be a very difficult job, but it will also be incredibly rewarding. Being able to give back everyday is a special thing and it really takes a special person.
Is this the job right for you?
Continuing care assistants have been called “the eyes and ears of the frail and vulnerable.” You need to be a caring, patient person, with an upbeat attitude and good people skills. Your most important asset is simply a desire to improve quality of life for others.
This job generally is shift-work based which is perfect for someone who doesn’t like a traditional 9 to 5. You’ll also be up and moving around a lot. There may be a bit of paperwork but this is a great career for someone who likes to be up and on their feet.
If you enjoy working as a CCA you can continue on for the rest of your career. We are confident that you will find new opportunities and ways to advance wherever you work (hard work and dedication is key!). But, if you want to obtain additional education and move up the ladder that’s also a very good possibility. Lots of CCAs continue on to nursing school to become nurses.
It’s time to change your life. It’s time for an education from CBBC Career College.
Get a leg up in the job market NOW (don’t wait!). We would love to chat with you more about becoming a continuing care assistant. To learn more and to connect with us, visit the program page here. We look forward to chatting with you more about this exciting program (and your new career opportunities!).