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Health and Social Services Assistant

Health and Social Services Assistant

Secondary

salaire Min. 19,91 $ / h
Max. 21,86 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

Health and social services assistants go to the homes of people experiencing a loss of autonomy to help them or their families accomplish daily activities and domestic tasks. They help facilitate such people’s integration into individual and community activities.

The job of a health and social services assistant includes taking care of people’s hygiene, well-being and comfort, watching over them and assisting with their general needs. They install prescribed devices and offer the specific care for which they have been trained. Social and human service assistants may be called upon to cook meals and carry out domestic tasks.

Education and Training Requirements

Assistance à la personne en établissement et à domicile Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre.training program in French is offered in most regions of Québec. Institutional and Home Care Assistance Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre.training program in English is offered in some regions.

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be a good communicator and listener
  • Must be in great physical condition
  • Must be responsible and organized
  • Must enjoy physical work and handling (medical) instruments
  • Must have excellent initiative and be able to work autonomously

Personality Type (RIASEC)

SRE
  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them
  • R - Prefers practical work and handling tools
  • E - Prefers supervising, making decisions and managing, influencing and persuading others

Work Environment

Health and social services assistants work in local community social service centres (CLSCs) (in French only).

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