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Health and Social Services Assistant

Health and Social Services Assistant


salaire Min. 25,63 $ / h
Max. 25,63 $ / 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.

The health and social services assistant provides information about the needs of the patient and their family to managers and team members. In collaboration with other stakeholders, they help identify the patient’s needs as well as develop a service or intervention plan and bring it to fruition.

Education and Training Requirements

Assistance à la personne en établissement et à domicile This link opens a new window. training program in French is offered in most regions of Québec. Institutional and Home Care Assistance This link opens a new window. training program in English is offered in some regions.

In the same way as orderlies, bursaries for health and social services assistants are offered to students under the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux’s bursary program. For more information, see the page Bourses pour les préposés aux bénéficiaires (in French only).

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)

  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them
  • R - Prefers practical work and handling tools
  • C - Prefers to work in a methodical and structured way, according to established standards

Work Environment

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

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